Greetings in the wonderful name of our LORD and Savior, JESUS CHRIST! My name is Kurt Fernandez from Brisbane, Australia. I am thankful for the opportunity to study the Bible at the Christian Leaders Institute (Learn more about online Bible classes, Click Here). I am married to Michelle, and we have a daughter of 11 years named Ebony Grace. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, I grew up in the apartheid era. At the age of 15, I moved to Australia in 1987.
I currently work as an engine builder. However, I have had a call on my life to preach the Gospel since approximately age 17 by an evangelist named David Smethurst. On the 11/11/2018 remembrance day some thirty years later, that call to ministry was prophesied over my life once again—this time by Pastor Tim Follet from the Christian Church in Brisbane Carina. There have been various roadblocks in my life to try to steer me away from my true calling in Christ Jesus. I see that many of the stories that I read here have been much the same. I am grateful and have been encouraged by how the LORD has had his hand on many of you and thwarted the enemy’s plans.
Opportunity to Study the Bible at CLI
My calling to ministry has been to go back into the Church and establish God’s Truth through His Word. Before I can do this, I must walk blameless before the LORD and establish His Word in my heart. I also need to find practical and biblical help and study for the road ahead. Thank you to Christian Leaders Institute for allowing me to study and the practical training to serve our Lord.
I want to teach through example what God requires of us to worship Him in Spirit and Truth. My call is to bring God-centered worship, praise, and living. This is as many of you are also doing in your particular ministry fields. The only way to do this is through God’s Word, the Bible. God has set all these wonderful truths in His Word. I have found HIM to be so gracious to me as I have applied myself to personal study. Through His Word, God has directed my heart towards Him constantly, and it has been overwhelming at times, wonderfully overwhelming. I thank The Lord for this opportunity and privilege to study the Bible here at Christian Leaders Institute! I will keep seeking the unvarnished Truth in His Word.