Pastoral Minister Training
My name is Augustine Spaine and I am receiving free pastoral minister training at Christian Leaders Institute. I am a Sierra Leonean pastor working as a Pastor in Guinea. I became a Pastor in 1994, in Sierra Leone. Driven by a gruesome rebel war, I migrated to neighboring Guinea, a French-speaking nation which is 90% Muslim. Since 1999, when I arrived in Guinea, it was difficult for me not only to continue my God-given assignment but my personal fellowship with the Lord. I am married with three children. During my first two years in Guinea, I found a fellowship of Christians (mostly refugees) from the war-torn neighboring countries, Liberia and Sierra Leone. We continued in fellowship until I was led to start the ‘Jesus Is Alive Ministry’ of which I am currently the lead Pastor.
How I came to the Lord is just amazing. I lost my father at the age of two. My mother was illiterate. I grew up with my paternal uncle, who took care of my schooling. Unfortunately, he died when I was in sixth grade. I was left with his widowed wife who struggled to bring up a lot of children in her care. I was about to take my GCE Ordinary Level when I lost my aunt-in-law. This just devastated me. I could not take my exam that year. I took it the next year as a private student and only passed at a subsidiary level. My life was turned into a shambles. It was a born-again schoolmate that witnessed to me and took me to his church. On that first visit, the pastor of the church preached my life history. With tears, I went to the altar and accepted the Lord Jesus into my life.
I have no formal education or pastoral credentials. I will call myself a “qualified by experience minister.” I realized I needed some pastoral minister training, but couldn’t afford it. With my cell phone, I decided to search online after being counseled by another pastor about the benefits of the internet. The Lord led me to Christian Leaders Institute. After the first five initial courses, it is so amazing how much I have learned especially on how to preserve a good conscience. It is our comportment that determines our effectiveness as leaders. My thanks go once again to CLI and their partners. You are indeed a blessing to me and this generation. May God richly bless you and your families in Jesus name. Amen.
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