My Journey Began
Like most people, my life hasn’t been perfect. I grew up in a loving home with one sister and brother with my grandparents living next door. We all went to church together in our small town in rural Louisiana. Then as I was a young teenager, disaster struck. After a mental breakdown, the doctors diagnosed my mother with Bipolar and Schizophrenic tendencies. Therefore, our lives changed forever.
We stopped attending church and eventually, my parent’s marriage fell apart. I rebelled and became pregnant in my senior year of high school. This is where I stop and say I always felt God near me…even in the rebellion and sin. He whispered my name over and over. I also married the father of that sweet baby girl. That began an abusive marriage situation that lasted two years. I was a mess. Then, God stepped in!
My Journey to Ministry and Bible Education at CLI
Eventually, I met a wonderful man at my job who exuded faith, kindness, and mercy. He showed me that I was worthy. We married and began attending church together. Baptized in Christ at 20 years old, my life has never been the same.
Married for 24 years, we have five kids. We lived a “normal” life.
Then in 2017, God called us to foster. A couple of years later, God led us to adopt. We said yes to God in every way. We adopted a sibling set of three kids from foster care. So while we were getting our biological kids into college and high school, we also added three little kids again. My husband jokes that he will never get to retire.
Soon after answering in faith that calling, I received another call from the Lord to minister. I am honestly not completely sure in what capacity. I love the idea of working with women in difficult situations, as I have lived through some. God will help me know where I can be used. I am so excited to get started at the Christian Leaders Institute for ministry and Bible education.
Steps to Sign Up At Christian Leaders Institute
Step 1 – Register for a free study account that automatically enrolls you in the Christian Leaders Getting Started Course Parts 1 &2.
After you register, you will automatically be enrolled in the “getting started” course. You will locate the course at your “home” button when logged in. Scroll down to find the Christian Leaders Getting Started Course Part 1 &2 Link. Click the link and open the course.
Step 2 – Complete Part 1 of this course. Then you can enroll in mini-courses or regular courses.
The Christian Leaders Getting Started Class Part 1 shows you how to enroll in courses and mini-courses. Part 2 of the course connects your calling into ministry with programs offered through Christian Leaders Institute. Part 2 will offer some ministry training and introduce you to the other programs offered through Christian Leaders Institute.