Good day, everyone. I am Amalia Agbulos Servando, a mother of four boys and a student at the Christian Leaders Institute. The opportunity to study Bible and ministry at CLI is a beautiful gift for me at this time in my life.
My husband is a seaman, and we live a good and peaceful life here in the Philippines. The Lord is very good to us. He allowed my children to finish school without any problem. Three of my children graduated with a bachelor’s in marine transportation at the Philippine Maritime Institute. The youngest graduated with a bachelor’s in air transportation/aeronautics at PATTS College of Aeronautics. That is a big thanks to our LORD and Savior, who tirelessly guides our family.
All my children have their own families now, and they have given us cute, intelligent grandchildren. I pray my children will have a personal relationship with our Father in Heaven and that the Father will guide and bless them in their married life. Also, I pray that He will keep everyone in my family from harm, especially my husband and children, who are often onboard international ships at sea.
My Journey with Our LORD
I met and found our Lord when I was in high school. I attended a Christian fellowship with a classmate, Jesus is Lord Fellowship. At a young age, I met Him and accepted him as my Savior and Lord. I became busy with many things when I finished college with a BS in accounting at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in 1988. I came to a point where I could no longer attend the fellowship due to lack of time. However, I never missed reading my Bible and praying at night before and after bed. My life was not easy when I got married and had children, especially with my husband at sea. It came to the point that I had to sacrifice my career to care for our children.
The Great Opportunity to Study Bible and Ministry at CLI
In October of 2023, someone called me. They knew my name and asked me to be an officer in our homeowner’s association. That someone became a friend. She believes in Jesus and is part of POM – Patotoo Online Ministry. Interested, I watched the daily devotion online and became part of it under the leadership of Pastor Erwin Noriega. It is through the POM ministry that I found the Christian Leaders Institute.
Being with CLI, I enjoy free Christian learning. Further, I am a student again, a scholar. A week of my free study program here also brings much joy to my heart. I finished my first course, the Christian Basics: Introduction to Christian Doctrine, and a short course in Multiplying Christian Leaders. I am working on my second 3 credit course, The Christian Leaders Connection, and a short course, Ministry Calling and Confidence.
CLI gives me the competence and confidence I need. I learned the importance of my walk with God, my marriage, and my family’s walk with Him. Furthermore, this learning makes me a better example for anyone: people I know in our community and the people looking at how our family is doing. Thanks to the Father and CLI for this excellent opportunity to study the Bible and Ministry!
Register a Study Account
Register for a free study account, automatically enrolling you in the Getting Started Class at the Christian Leaders Learning Platform. The Getting Started class will take you less than an hour to complete.
When you log in to the Learning Platform, you will notice that the Getting Started Class automatically appears on your dashboard.
The Getting Started Class will orientate you to the Christian Leaders Learning Platform and the Programs offered, including:
- Ministry Awards, Certificates, Diplomas, and Degrees with the Christian Leaders Institute.
- Minister Credentialling (Ordination) with the Christian Leaders Alliance, including local Soul Center registration possibilities.
Note: You can enroll in tuition-free courses or mini-courses immediately without finishing the getting started class.
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