My name is Danny Qin. I am originally from Guangzhou, China. Currently, I am residing in Victoria, BC, Canada. I am a student of the Christian Leaders Institute to get ministry training and credentials (Learn more about studying the Bible online, Click Here).
My Testimony: Beginnings
I lived in China for ten years before coming to Canada. China is not a nation that fears God, in fact, it actively pushes against God, limiting its citizens from worshipping Jesus. My parents found Christ when I was seven years old, and we began going to an underground Church as a family. It was not as exciting as you think. When we were there, our church was largely unrestricted, I thank the Lord for that.
Though my parents were devoted believers, I did not understand the Christian faith. I grew up on documentaries about nature, dinosaurs, and evolution, I understood God to be something mysterious, like Santa Clause. My parents made sure to bring me up in the way of the Lord. They read me Bible stories, sent me to Sunday school, and encouraged me to read the Bible on my own, which I did. I gained a belief in God.
The Journey Continued
In those days, China still had its “one-child policy.” My parents, however, decided to have another baby against the wishes of the government. Why? Because God gave them peace as well as the knowledge that ALL human beings are precious and made in the image of God. It was a stressful experience. We had to go to Hong Kong to have my sister. Even after her birth, population control would knock on our door once every so often. Because of this, my parents decided to move to a country with more freedom. So, we came to Canada in 2011.
I was 11 years old when we came to Canada, and my parents put me in public school. A terrible mistake that God used for good. In school, I was desperate to make friends. Sadly, I mixed in with the wrong crowd. I won’t burden you with the details. However, the things I did and talked about were vile and totally against the ways of the Lord. That line of behavior continued into high school (a Christian school). On the surface, I was a good kid, but in my heart, nothing but darkness dwelled.
A few years later, I was given a Christian book to read. In it, I found tremendous wisdom. It prompted me to begin reading the Bible more seriously and praying. Then came the turning point.
The Turning Point
One day in grade ten, my friends and I were chatting about vile things again. Our language was just terrible. All of a sudden, my best friend said this: “Guys, you know God is watching us, right?”
That day, I believe the Holy Spirit convicted all of us of our sins. The fear of the Lord was within me. I understood that my actions have consequences and that, one day, I will need to give an account of my life before God. I knew immediately that I needed to clean up my act. So, we did. From that day on, we held each other accountable for following the Lord. It was a huge turning point in my life.
From that day on, the Lord continued giving me growth opportunities. I studied the scriptures, prayed, and spoke at church in various small events. The spiritual growth in that period was tremendous! In my recollection, I never had a “born again” experience. All I know is that I am indeed born again, and the Lord Jesus has saved me.
Spiritual Dream Led to Ministry Training and Credentials
As time went on, I encountered many difficulties. The Lord only used those to humble and grow me. I began more ministry ventures such as leading the Kids Club, Youth Group, preaching, camp ministry, online ministry, and Bible studies. Currently, my dream is to 1. Become a preacher. I have the gift of teaching and preaching. So I’d like to use that to the fullest and edify the Body of Christ. 2. I’d like to publish my own Christian-themed graphic novel/comic. It is why I am currently studying Sequential Arts at SCAD.
Art school isn’t cheap, but I also had a great desire to get ministry training and credentials. Christian Leaders Institute was a perfect option for me. I can study at my own pace, and the cost is very manageable (because it’s free, haha). I go to a small assembly, so I am not knowledgeable when it comes to the academic side of Christian ministry. So learning at CLI will be a great experience for me. At CLI, I can gain ministry training and some credentials which will be helpful for me in the future.
I look forward to what the Lord has in store. I am very thankful for CLI! You all are doing a good work!
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.