Hi, my name is Eveline Wiebe, and I am studying at the Christian Leaders Institute (Learn more about online Bible classes, Click Here) to be a minister to seniors. I live in Manitoba, Canada, with my husband, Feterly of 16 years, and four beautiful children. I’m a redeemed daughter of the King and forever thankful that he choose me to take part in building his kingdom.
I grew up in a Christian home and community in Paraguay, South America. There I went to Sunday school, church, and evangelistic events. When I was 12 years old, I decided to give my life to the Lord and follow Him for the rest of my life. Even though I didn’t really live in a close relationship with God in my teen years, the decision I made when I was 12 helped me conquer many temptations. I was baptized when I was 18, shortly before I got married.
Challenges and Growth
In 2008, I moved to Canada with my young family, leaving all parents and siblings behind in Paraguay.
In my early to mid-twenties, I was in a deep depression where I struggled with taking care of my growing family, let alone my marriage or myself. Because of this, we struggled in our marriage, with communication being the biggest struggle.
Through all these years, the Lord has been faithful and never given up on me. I’m glad I went through these years of depression since I can now relate to others on a similar journey. I can tell them to hang in there as it will get better.
In the last few years, I have been growing very close to the Lord. He has sent me amazing friends and mentors and has helped me be consistent in my devotions. Over the last few months, God has directly spoken to me through scripture quite often. He has shown me His plan for me. Part of this plan is to move back to Paraguay to be reunited with our extended family and serve the Lord there.
A Minister to Seniors
This plan also involves becoming a minister to seniors. It is my passionate calling to serve those who are on the last stretch of life. I can remind them of God’s never-ending love for them and bring joy to their days. I have had the awesome privilege to work in the recreation department of a senior home for the last three years. A couple of times, I even lead the Bible study there. So, it is my spiritual dream to continue serving older seniors.
I’m grateful that my coworker told me about Christian Leaders Institute. Now, I will be able to get great training for my own personal walk with God and serve others better. Thank you, CLI, for giving me and many others this great opportunity.