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Christian Leaders Institute asks graduates to tell their stories. These stories come from graduates in many places of the world. Each story represents a sampling of what God is accomplishing through Christian Leaders Institute. These are only a small portion of the thousands of stories that have been submitted.

North America Stories

Single Father Prepares for Ministry

Francis tells of how God uses a CLI graduate to bring her to Christ. Now she too is a graduate.

Helping Young People Get on Fire for God! 

Canada Woman Shares Story of Overcoming Disablities and Abuse Ready for Ministry Training

Ex-prostitute training at CLI to be a street preacher in Detroit

Small Town Girl Has Big Ministry Dreams

Blind Man is Given Opportunity for Minsitry Training

Central and South America Stories

Brazil Needs Ministry Training

Evangelist In The Making For Future Panama Revival

Colombia Ministry Training

Europe Stories

European Soccer Star Gets Ministry Training

Free United Kingdom Church Planter Training

Netherland’s KLM Pilot Getting Ministry Training

God is raising up Local Leaders in Sweden

Ministry in Russia

Ireland Ministry Training

Romania is Ripe for Revival

Getting Ministry Training in Spain

Free Ministry Training in the Netherlands

Middle East Stories

Effective Free Ministry Training for Qatar

Ministry Training for Turkey

Africa Stories

Free Ministry Training for Zambia

Training Ordained Leaders – Addressing the lack of sound doctrine being taught in Africa

Ministering in Challenging Places for Christianity

Bringing Revival to Liberia

Church Planter in Cameroon

From Polygamous Muslim To Christian Leader In Nigeria

Asia Stories

God Calls Single Woman to Be Missionary in tbe Philippines 

Indonesian Leader Proclaims the Love of Christ in a Challenging Place for Christian Ministry

India Ministry Training Graduate

Thailand Ministry Training

Australia and New Zealand Stories

Housewife in Remote Australia Gets Ministry Training

Man With A PhD Sees the Value of Christian Leaders Institute Training

Young Married Man in New Zeeland Training For Ministry

World Island Stories

Hard to Reach Island of the World Now Have High-Quality Ministry Training

Remote Island Gets Ministry Training

Womens Ministry - Jacquelyn Bjorkman of USA

Womens Ministry: Jacquelyn loves being a part of Womens Ministry. You can see right from the start that Womens Ministry is her passion.

“I live in the United States. Being a part of Womens Ministry in U.S has been wonderful.   There are so many women seeking a closer relationship with the Lord and are working to better themselves as mothers and wives.”

She knows she is being called to support and participate in Womens Ministry. She continues by sharing her dream.

“My ministry dream is to love, support, and encourage wives and mothers in this challenging world. I want to be a part of instilling in women that the joy and fulfillment that the Lord promises in His word is real and wonderful. I hope to share with women that the lies the world confuses us into thinking we should strive for is false and that following the Holy Spirits guidance we can enjoy and flourish as purposeful wives and mothers.  I desire to share with women that serving our families in our home is a gift, not a sacrifice.”

The only way for her to get education for Womens Ministry is through Christian Leaders Institute

“As a stay at home, homeschooling mama, we are a one income family living in Orange County, California.  I have felt the Lord pressing me to further my education in ministry.  I want to be the best I can be for the kingdom of God. CLI would make it possible for me to pursue that dream. There is no possible way financially I could get the education CLI provides except through a scholarship.”

Prayer is needed for her success with Womens Ministry.

“Please pray that I can be the woman the Lord desires for me to be and that I can grow into the Proverbs 31 women the Lord has called me to be. I also ask for protection, patience and humility as I seek His plan for my life.”

Jacquelyn has completed the Christian Basics Certificate. She continues to progress with her eduction for Womens Ministry  thanks donors of Christian Leaders Institute.

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Youth Pastor: Gary Jung

Youth Pastor: Gary Jung has a passion for serving the youth of his area. He knows being a Youth Pastor is the best way to impact their lives. He starts by giving us a background about himself and his journey to becoming a Youth Pastor.

“My name is Gary Jung. I live, work, and serve in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California. Our community is very focused on material things and few show an interest in spiritual things or learning about the Lord. Although many believe in God, most find him irrelevant to their lives. Our task is to shine the light of Jesus in the darkness that envelopes our city.”

Gary’s journey to becoming a Youth Pastor began by growing up in a Christian home.

“I was born and raised in a God-fearing home by loving parents. Attending church weekly as a child I came to understand about spiritual truths but I never owned them or made them my own. As I grew to be a teenager I sensed that something was missing in my life. I tried to fill the void I sensed with many things including drugs. Little did I understand how close I was to the truth all that time.”

Gary didn’t want to live a Christian life and become a Youth Pastor at first.

“I thought I had concealed my drug usage pretty well. One Wednesday night when I went with the church youth group to a family’s home, I stayed outside and hung out with the bus driver. He looked me straight in the eye and told me he knew that I was doing drugs and that if I kept it up it would kill me. He spoke of God’s love for me and my need for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. These were words I had heard many times before but suddenly they took on new meaning. A week later I was with my friends doing drugs when I put this newly discovered knowledge to the test. I said, “God if you are real, show yourself to me.” Little did I know that he would answer. Immediately I came down from the LSD trip I was on stone sober. It scared me but I knew I had my answer from God. I fell to my knees and gave my life to Jesus.”

Gary accepted the Lord into his life and the road to becoming a Youth Pastor.

“From that moment a peace descended upon my heart and I knew the reality of a relationship with God. I sought to share this new powerful truth with my drug friends but they were not interested and wanted nothing to do with me. I re-established my friendships with those at church and found a new meaning and purpose in my life.”

Touched by his own personal struggle in his youth, Gary knew being a Youth Pastor was the path to take.

“Since that day I have served the Lord. Beginning with leading a youth Bible study, my path has led me to become an intern at a Christian servicemen’s center, a college and music minister, an associate pastor, a senior pastor, a Bible college professor, and a teacher at a private Christian high school.”

Gary wants to mentor youth and create programs as a Youth Pastor.

“As co-pastor of a small church, my dream is to spend the remaining time the Lord gives me to minister to make the maximum impact on the next generations by mentoring and equipping young people to serve the Lord in ministry. I envision a group of young men and women making a commitment to be trained and using Christian Leaders Institute as the vehicle. Mentoring a group through the training process would allow my ministry to multiply and continue bearing fruit long after my part is finished.”

Christian Leaders Institute is the way for Gary to become a Youth Pastor.

“None of this can happen without funding. My resources are limited and without scholarship assistance this dream will not come to pass. Please pray for the Lord to open hearts to hear His call to minister; and strength, wisdom and courage for those who need to answer the call. The field is white and the laborers are few.”

Gary has completed the Christian Basics Certificate. He continues to expand his education for becoming a Youth Pastor thanks to generous donors of Christian Leaders Institute.

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Pastor Training: Ebiama Destiny of Nigeria

Pastor Training: Ebaiama Destiny is a pastor training to help preach to his fellow countrymen. He starts by talking about himself and Pastor Training.

“My name is Ebiama Destiny I presently live in Nigeria with my wife and three children. Nigeria is christianity leading country with large population of its citizens as christians. Ministry walk in Nigeria is growing rapidly every now and then with very encouraging responses from her citizens.I believe as long as a minister of God is guide and back by God in his/her ministry walk one will sure do well if  the faith is on Jesus Christ the savior of mankind.”

His search for meaning in life is what led him to become a pastor training to spread the word.

“My quest to understand how things really are in life is all that made me come in contact with the gospel in the year 2003. It was first Sunday of the year and I concluded within me to attend church service with one of the churches close to my house. My self and one of my cousins.Though I said I concluded within me to attend service; I didn’t totally concluded that I actually wanted to be member of that ministry. simply put i didn’t think that my action on that very day will actually turned out to be my moment of change. But the unexpected sure happened and I could not stop after the first service. During the service a lot things happened which i can’t really explain and ever since then i have become a follower of christ and also a member of that ministry. This was how I began my faith in Jesus Christ and ever since then I could not resist the urge to follow the Lord Jesus.”

Ebiama has a vision and he knows pastor training will help him realize it.

“My ministry dream and goals: I want to be a minister of God’s word to the people around me, to lead people and teach them  to have the fear of God in their hearts and have their minds renewed, people who will be successful in all they do as Christians with the sole aim of pleasing God and Man, taking God’s word to as many places as the Lord leads me, helping people to share in the blessings that come in following Jesus Christ, through the help of the Holy Spirit.”

A scholarship is needed for my Pastor Training

“CLI scholarship I think and also know will play a major role in reshaping my ministry goal and dreams and helping me fulfill them in so many areas. I know getting pastor training requires a lot of money which at this point I can’t afford. But with the scholarship, CLI will be able to groom and nature me in this pastor training to be deeply rooted in the Lord’s word and teachings. I will get the right method and how to relate with different kind of people with the training that I will be receiving as a result of the CLI scholarship. This will build and equip me to take my ministry to the next level.”

Ebiama closes by talking about the importance of prayer in his Pastor Training.

“One thing I know which others will also agreed with me is the fact that excess of prayer isn’t bad. Infact it’s good to pray always as the Bible also said so. I would like CLI to pray for enabling power of the Holy Spirit on my life to do what i can’t do on my own. Prayer on doing not just learning alone – to put all that I have been thaught into practice.”

Ebiama has completed the Christian Basics Certificate. He continues to expand his pastor training thanks to generous donors of Christian Leaders Institute.

Make a donation now to help Ebiama Destiny and thousands more like him get a high quality Bible school training free. Donate now!