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My name is Leigh Ann Ogerly and I am receiving free Bible education at Christian Leaders Institute. I am from a small town in West Texas, USA. My mother was raised in a Church of Christ and my father was raised in a Lutheran Church. My ancestors on my father’s side are all German and they only attended a Lutheran church. Some of them even helped build one in East Texas that is still standing and has attendance every Sunday. I basically attended both churches. My parents wanted to me to know the Lord, so we attended every Sunday to either one or the other. As I got older they let me go to church with friends (this is also a way of helping your friends get into a church..by going with them). I was baptized in my teens at a Baptist Church, however my father was not too happy about it because all of my older siblings were baptized in the Lutheran Church. I did accept Jesus Christ and knew what it meant to get baptized. However, I must admit that was not the only reason. There was a production called Heavens Gates and Hells Flames. Now that scared me. I did not want to go to hell. I had plenty of discussions with the youth minister about it.
Is my calling to minister? I am not sure of that yet. I think if I were to be called to minister, it would be to the youth if that is where God wants me to go. Right now, I am setting a better foundation with Christ. I want to know Him more, be more knowledgeable. If this leads me to ministry and God wants me in ministry, then ministry it will be. I need to learn the basics and be educated on His word, His work and what He is telling me to do. I am thankful for this opportunity at Christian Leaders Instituteto learn more about Him and where He desires me to serve Him.
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My name is Samantha Ann Kaiba. I live in the United States of America. I have loved Jesus since I was a small child. I knew there was someone bigger and better than me. I knew that He created me and that He loves me. I have a women ministry dream and have been trying to find a place to take classes that would teach me more about God.
When I was living in Oregon state a woman preacher came to my church. She was doing the sermon one Sunday. She was a person that wanted us to have some information that would help us with our walk with God. She said, “Since I was a teenager, I have been running after Jesus. I get right after him no matter what.” That stuck with me – running after Jesus no matter what. I liked that. So I started looking for ways to run after Jesus. I want to know everything there is to know about Jesus. I am going to use my ministry training from Christian Leaders Institute in women’s ministry and to start a counseling ministry. It is my women ministry dream to help people. I want to do this through ministry because Jesus put it on my heart as a teenager.
The CLI scholarship is important to me because I don’t have a lot of money to spend on school. I wanted a great Christian education. People need to know that you have the skills to help them. Just getting an online minister ordination for a fee does not show this. I want to thank Christian Leaders Institute for giving me this opportunity. I will work hard. I want to be the best leader in women’s ministry I can be. I just pray that God will open doors for me to help other women.
People are out there in this world and do not know the Lord. They may not even know where to look. There are so many false teachers out there. I am glad to be training at a place I know I can trust. I did a lot of praying before starting this class I just completed because I needed to know that this is where God wants me to be.
I thank the Lord Jesus for this school. If you really want to know where to go to learn, Christian Leaders Institute will teach you what you need to know. God bless Christian Leaders Institute and those involved with this great school!
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