Online Ministry Learning for Free at CLI
My name is Althea Taylor- Schaneen, and I am receiving online ministry learning for free at CLI. I was born in Kingston, Jamaica. Currently, I reside with my family in New Jersey in the USA. I grew up in a Christian home. As a child growing up, the fear of the LORD was in my very soul.
My mother, Delores Hayden, now deceased, loved, and trusted GOD with every fiber of her being.
She was a single parent, an entrepreneur, who worked very hard to give us the best. Therefore, we attended both Sabbath (Saturday) and Sunday Church.
However, I became very rebellious as a teenager. Our father was not involved in our lives, and my older brother physically and verbally abused me. So, I was so broken.
God Saved Me
One Sunday night in 1995, I went to church for my younger brother’s baptism. I intended to mock him because of his life choice to serve God. But, at his baptism, I first encountered the LORD. The Holy Spirit ministered to my heart, and tears streamed down my face.
The pastor invited the unsaved in the congregation to come to Jesus Christ. Twice, I felt I should go to the altar. I stubbornly refused. However, the third time, I felt pulled from my seat. I automatically walked to the altar. There I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and received baptism. I felt at peace and renewed. On my way home that night, these words dropped in my heart and spirit, “Seek first, the kingdom of GOD and HIS righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Called to Serve God and Get Online Ministry Learning at CLI
During my walk with the Lord, I stumbled over the years due to different challenges. But GOD, through His Grace and Mercy, never let me go! He has been revealing Himself to me throughout my life experiences. “Before I formed thee in the belly, I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb, I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5
I love the Lord God and His Word. I desire to seek Him. Studying at Christian Leaders Institute will better equip me to serve God in His kingdom. There is an anointing on my life to share the Gospel. I am to be one of the learned through the training at CLI. “The Lord God has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to the weary: He wakeneth morning by morning, He wakeneth mine ear as the learned.” Isaiah 50:4