I greet you in the name of my savior Lord Jesus Christ.

My name is Garnet Meshesha. I live in Baton Rouge, LA I have three precious sons named Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. I came to the United States several years ago to attend College. After I attended college for about six years and became an accountant, I joined the work force and worked for about ten years as an accountant. While I am working as an accountant, I heard my Lord’s calling to the ministry. I responded to his calling affirmatively and began preparing my self for the ministry.

I made a decision to follow Christ, as a young girl with the age of 12. Although I was young, I was pretty committed to love and serving God. But unfortunately shortly after my conversion, my country made a decision to follow the communist regime and closed Churches. Persecution came against the Church of Christ and Christians. I thank God for saving me a lot of persecution my fellow Christians had to endure in many ways. Despite the fact that there was not a local church that help me grow in my faith, I always loved the Lord and wanted to be his servant. Today, I am grateful to God for allowing me to worshiping him freely and be committed to him without fear of persecution. .

After I had come to the United States of America, I attended Church regularly and served the Lord as a choir member and one day I heard his call to ministry. When I heard, it was loud and clear that he called me to preach his gospel. Soon after that I decided to start preparation but it was not easy to make the shift from a professional, single mother life style to a devoted servant of God in a short period. That is why It has taken me ten years to consider becoming a full-time minister. While I was preparing myself for ministry, I was actively participating in my local Church in different ministries. I also have attended bible college in the pas couple of years and studied evangelism. I believe the Lord is leading me to continue my studies and continue serving him. So I would like to continue my studies in preparation to become a full-time, minister. 2 Timothy 2:15

I believe the scholarship I am receiving from CLI will help me to become a minister by giving me opportunity to focus on my studies and not worry about availability of sufficient fund that cover my monthly bills and tuition. I am very grateful to CLI, people, and ministries who are participating in this noble mission.

May God Bless you for all of your labor and multiplies and return it to you in many ways!

II Corinthians 9:6

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