To Minister Hope in Jesus Name
I grew up in South Texas during the 1970s and ’80s. My upbringing was tumultuous from the beginning. My father and mother married at the tender ages of 20 and 16. They both came from poor, rural families and life was hard. Alcohol was a staple in the refrigerator for as long as I can remember. As with most alcoholics, physical and emotional violence was a regular occurrence in the home. I was the eldest of four children and remember well the abuse we received at the hands of our parents. My mother suffered from depression, and the isolation of never having a place to call home only worsened it.
Around the age of 12-years old, an aunt introduced me to Jesus. It was during the brief time my parents allowed me to attend church with her. I have precious memories of that time as God began His work in my heart. It was the first time I experienced such peace and love during an otherwise unstable childhood. I made Jesus my Savior and received baptism at that time. However, I did not experience Jesus as Lord until I was in my early twenties. This revelation of Jesus as Lord over my mind and emotions changed my life. It was a slow process, but the work that God began so long ago in a hurting girl began to take root in a young mother in her early twenties.
When my children were young, the Lord led us to a small church in south Texas. The Lord started to teach me how to pray effectively during that time. During an intense time of prayer and fasting, the Spirit of God led me in praying for a dying uncle and for a family pet that had only hours to live. God not only healed both the uncle and the dog, but He also healed me from a lifelong and crippling struggle with depression.
Online Study of God’s Word at CLI
The Lord has placed the desire in my heart to see people set free from physical and spiritual illness. I want to see them walking firmly in their faith. Therefore, I want to learn how to share God’s Word in a more relatable way and serve my local church and community effectively as the Lord leads me.
Today, my husband and I have been married for 35 years. We have three grown children and four grandchildren. I desire to see them all secure in their faith and to grow in their walk with the Lord. The Lord has opened a door by way of Christian Leaders Institute for online study of God’s Word so I grow in the calling God has placed on my life. I trust the Lord to use me as He sees fit and develop the gifts He has placed within me.
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, and then you are allowed to 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.