Online Free Ministry Training at Christian Leaders Institute
My name is Sofia Sandolo, and I am receiving online free ministry training at CLI. I live in Old Greenwich, Connecticut with my husband of 22 years and our sixteen-year-old daughter. I grew up in a strict Italian Catholic home. Both of my parents were born in Italy, and I am a first-generation American. I am the youngest of six children.
My father passed away from cancer at the age of 53 when I was only 15 years old. I remember sitting at Greenwich Hospital when he was so ill and picking up the Gideon Bible that was on the window sill. Even though I was raised in the Catholic church, as a devout Catholic, and went to Catholic school, I did not receive all that I needed to receive. Funny, how it was truly a religion and not a relationship in my life.
Salvation and Now Called to More
Fast forward, I met a Christian man and within six months I attended one of his church services. It was interesting going into a rented civic center rather than a church building. Yet, something was different in a good way. Sure enough, the enemy came in fast, and I gave my boyfriend an ultimatum, either his church or me. I told him I was born a Catholic and would die a Catholic. A few weeks later I found myself crying to him that I needed his pastor to pray for me. So, that Sunday, December 4, 1988, I received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. Glory to God!!
So it’s been an incredible journey, and here I am wanting more, desiring more and to be used by the Lord more. I came upon the Christian Leaders Institute via Google and said this is a start. I signed up and am excited about the online free ministry training I am getting. My desire is to go into the highways and byways and proclaim that Jesus is Lord!!
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