God’s Miraculous Change in My Life
My name is Imelda Huliganga. Currently, I live in Canada. I am thankful for the opportunity for learning about the Bible and ministry at the Christian Leaders Institute (Learn more about online free Bible courses, Click Here).
My Life Story
I grew up in the Philippines. At the age of 18, I started my life when I left the country to work in Singapore. I worked there for five years as a domestic helper because I wanted a better future. So, I was independent at a young age and wanted the best for my life. Then, I applied for a job in Canada. In 1989, I moved to Canada and met my husband, Edgar, in Edmonton. We moved in together and lived a crazy life. We went to parties together where there was drinking and gambling. Edgar was even into drugs at that time. Then I became pregnant with our first child.
After giving birth, Edgar and I married so that our daughter would grow up in a family. Shortly after, our relationship as husband and wife became harder. We fought a lot because he spent most of his time and money with his friends rather than his family. I even thought of divorcing him at that time. I was stressed and did not know what to do. Thankfully, my employer helped me and was nice enough to let me bring my baby along with me to work. Back then, my friends also wanted to help me. They invited me to go to church at that time, but I refused because I didn’t feel like going. After a few years, my husband had a job opportunity in another city. So, we had to move.
How We Became Christians
When we moved to Calgary, my husband was separated from his group of friends. However, he was still drinking heavily and we even had friends over every night to gamble and drink together. Then we had our second daughter in 1999. Also, my brother moved to Canada and lived with my family at that time. He invited his friends from church to our house. They tried to evangelize to us while we had our friends over and were drinking and gambling. We made fun of them and had no interest in what they were trying to teach us. I always declined their phone calls and told them we were busy if they wanted to come over.
One day, my brother said he would just bring my daughter to church because they have a great children’s program. My daughter always came home saying she had a great time at church. Soon, she tried to convince my husband and me to go to church to see her perform a special number. So, I started going to church to watch my daughter perform. That was the time when we wanted to know God more and accepted Him as our Lord and Savior. By God’s grace, God accepted us. All of our sins from our past were forgiven.
How God Changed Our Lives
God moved in our lives after we were saved. I finally fully understood what the Gospel meant in my life and how much God really loves this world. My husband started to ease off drinking slowly until he gave it up completely. He dumped out his expensive liquor collection and even gave up smoking. I saw how God changed his life drastically. Instead of having parties in our home, God changed our regular activities to Bible studies at our home.
We joined the other activities the church had, like men’s and women’s fellowship. My husband and I didn’t want to miss out on any Sunday service or Bible study. We wanted to attend everything regularly because of the opportunity for learning from the preaching at church. We even volunteered for the church’s ministries. God used our daughter in the music ministry. God showed me that my gift was service since I loved people and was hospitable to others.
Truly, God changed my family’s life. I wanted to share the Good News with people who didn’t know about God. That is when I started to evangelize. I even went to malls with a group of people to share my life testimony. Then I told them how God changed my life and how good God was in my life. So, God’s blessing really flowed in our lives as a family.
Joy in the Lord and Opportunity for Learning at CLI
Every day, we are grateful for the things God does for us. Truly, there is much joy when you accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. God changed my life and my husband’s life drastically. We started out with many vices and sins, but God is so much bigger than our past and our sin.
“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” – Galatians 2:20. This is a verse that I always dwell upon. Without God, it would have been impossible to have our lives completely changed. God is miraculous and changes our lives when we surrender everything to Him and put our trust and faith in Him.
Since I want to know more about the Bible and ministry, I was looking for an opportunity for learning online. God led me to the Christian Leaders Institute. What a wonderful opportunity for learning and growing in the Lord! Thank you, CLI!
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. Then you can 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.