My name is Estelle Herbst and I live in Pietermaritzburg which is located in South Africa in Kwa Zulu Natal. I am the last of three children. My parents went to church when I was younger. But later on, they did not enjoy church anymore so since high school I stopped going as well. I got married when I was 27 years old. God has blessed me with three boys, ages 12,9,4. Last year, I was very depressed and went to a local church here. That church is where God touched me. All depression has left and our lives have changed drastically. I am blessed to have a husband that also found God’s love as I am seeking to be ministry prepared.
My whole life, I knew I needed to do something, and now I know it is to serve the Lord. I have made my decision to be ministry prepared so I may truly serve the Lord wherever He may lead me. And I have the urge to let all other people know how good and fulfilling it is to serve our Heavenly Father.
I currently serve in our church as a leader in connecting groups and in kid’s church. I am pursuing this Christian Leaders Institue Ministry course for my own spiritual benefit, to strengthen my relationship with the Lord, and to help me be ministry prepared. My prayer is that I will be ready and equipped for whatever the Lord wants for me to do and that I will forever walk close to Him and be in His perfect will. I also pray that God will make clear to me the plans He has for my life as I become ministry prepared for Him.
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