In the love of God the Father, the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the sweet fellowship of the Holy Spirit, I greet you. I am Marietta Mangabat, a volunteer small group leader, residing in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Currently, I study at the Christian Leaders Institute with their free online ministry training programs (Learn more about free ministry training programs and Bible courses online, Click Here).
My Early Years
Born and raised in the Philippines, I came from a big family. My parents did everything they could to meet our needs. With the help of my grandparents, they took my brother and me under their care. My grandparents taught me to study the Bible and fear the Lord God as a priority. I finished my elementary and secondary studies and never missed participating in church activities with the priests and nuns. My mother’s sister also supported me financially to fulfill my dreams, graduate, and find a good job. Then I could help my parents and siblings.
My Journey in the Lord
My journey in the Lord began when I was in my second year of college. One of my professors started her class with a Bible study to introduce Jesus Christ to everyone. We must listen because there would be an additional grade for that. At first, we listened but did not put into practice what we learned. Every week, it was the same situation. Eventually, we attended their Sunday services. Through continued Bible study, I accepted Jesus Christ into my life. However, I did not fully know Him. There was no deep and close relationship.
After graduating from college, God favored me with a job immediately. Yet, I saw the way my parents and siblings lived and how my parents worked hard to support them in their daily needs. It moved me with compassion. With my willingness to help, I give up my career, friends, and loved ones to work away from home. I got the opportunity to work in Hong Kong to help my parents to support my younger siblings financially in their studies.
My Faith Renewed and God’s Blessing
However, God had a better purpose for me to move to another country. His Word will not return void but will accomplish what God planned for me. God directed my steps to a Full Gospel Christian church. For a second time, I totally accepted, believed, and received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I turned away from my disobedience to God and invited Him to come into my heart. I got a new life. Through faith, God restored and transformed me.
I also attended basic seminars, deeper teachings, discipleship, and leadership training. I grew deeper and closer in my relationship with God. While serving God in the ministry, God blessed my loved ones back home. Some of my siblings finished their studies and some found good jobs to help them reach for their dreams.
With God’s guidance, I also found my partner in life. He is kind, gentle, and understanding. We’re blessed to have two sons. I am very grateful to God for His continued blessing as He brought me and my family to Canada. We are now being used by God as volunteers for different ministries in the church.
Ministry Training Programs at CLI
I have much appreciation for the Christian Leaders Institute for offering ministry training programs for our continued education. To God be the glory!
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 Part 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.