Online Bible Training in Las Vegas
My name is Donald L. Lowery, and I am receiving free online Bible training at CLI. I am from the state of Pennsylvania and the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, in the USA. I currently live in Henderson, Nevada, which is ten miles south-east of Las Vegas.
The Lord brought me to Vegas after I served fourteen years in the U.S Navy. The Lord planted me in a beautiful church named Remnant Ministries. Here, I’ve had the pleasure to serve the Lord in the youth ministry department and drama ministry. Currently, I serve the Lord in the media ministry.
Being a child of God in a city that’s known as the “city of sin” has its challenges all of its own. That’s why I believe the Lord sent me here, and my heart is for the church of tomorrow and the youth. The youth, especially here in Vegas, need someone willing to stand in the gap for them.
I grew up in the church serving the Lord from my youth. My parents always made sure that I and my two brothers and two sisters went to church even if they didn’t make it. Growing up, none of my friends went to church so sometimes we didn’t want to go. However, one of the rules at our house was no church, no outside. Therefore, every Sunday, I was in church.
About the time I became a teenager, the Muslim faith rushed through my neighborhood like a storm, and when the storm clouds rolled back, many of my friends were practicing Muslims. It was hard enough being a kid from the south with a speech problem, and the only kid that was a Christian; now, my friends became Muslim. It seemed I was back on the outside looking in. But, I realize now that it was God separating me for his purpose and His plan for my life.
Even though I grew up in the church, my journey to know the Lord started after I left my parents’ home. I remember the moment like it was yesterday. I was in a night club in San Diego, and my friends just purchased another round of drinks. Plans were set for an afterparty. I was living “the life.” Then it happened. The music stopped. Everyone was still talking, but I didn’t hear them anymore. I heard a voice say, “It’s time to come home.” I looked around to see who was talking to me, but I didn’t see anyone. The same voice said, “The time is now.” At that moment, I got up from the table I was sitting at and went home. Soberer than I had ever been in my life, my mind was clear and calm. For the first time in my life, I was afraid.
Now don’t get me wrong. I have been scared before, but I never feared anything, nor any person. However, I didn’t know what respect was until the fear of the Lord came into my life that night. That night in that club, thinking I was living, the Lord came and saved me from the death that was surrounding me.
My spiritual dream is simple: to reach the lost that don’t know they are lost. There is nothing sadder than to see someone who is broken and doesn’t know it. One of the biggest obstacles I faced in my growth into a more mature man of God is facing the man in the mirror, myself. I thought that if I’m a good person, then I’m okay with God. Even a sinner can do the right thing and can make good decisions, but I asked myself, “Are you in the will of God?”
Since I have aligned my will with the will of God, everything I do gives me the joy of God. The outcome of things is no longer critical. My goal is to stay in the will of God and know Romans 8:28: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”
God became real to me that day I accepted Him as my Lord and Savior. That day, I stopped holding back and just let go and let God. God loves me. Jesus stands in the gap between the Father and me, so I can come to Him in my sinful state and ask for forgiveness for my sins.
Online Bible Training at Christian Leaders Institute
My hope and prayer are that I have a closer walk with God. Through the online Bible training here at Christian Leaders Institute, I hope to gain better understanding and insight into God’s word. I will be equipped to go out and make disciples of Christ, my Lord, and Savior. CLI provides free online Bible training for those that are not in a position to pay for it. To receive this training is a blessing from God. He is using his people to help those who have the same desire to know him more intimately and to be able to do so with a financial blessing.
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