My Learning Journey
My name is Hwee Kim Roskos, and here is the story of my learning journey to God’s Word. This journey led me to the Christian Leaders Institute for proper Bible training (Learn more about free online Bible courses, Click Here).
Originally from Singapore, I now reside in Island Heights, New Jersey after I married in December of 2020. My journey to salvation was a tough one. I nearly killed myself due to depression, but the Lord found and lifted me up and gave me a new life. Therefore, from that moment I was very curious about the Lord, our God. So, I dived into learning His Word every day. However, I was stopped due to my educational background. That’s when I found Christian Leaders Institute. A new light shines on me, and I know God has shown me a new path.
My Salvation Journey
Depressed after my mother passed away a few years back, I almost lost my job and my friends as I closed myself up. For about four years, I felt lonely and everything was colorless. At one point, staying alive was pointless to me. One day after work, I rode the bus around Singapore as I did not wish to go home. I got off somewhere, and it was very dark. I stood there crying as I felt lost. Then, I plucked up my courage and walked out of the pedestrian sidewalk. I decided to run out to the middle of the road and be knocked down by a vehicle.
Suddenly, from afar, there was light. As I ran, an invisible force pulled me back and I fell to the ground. Then, I saw bus 195 approaching. So I stood up and boarded the bus. It brought me to Plaza Singapura. I went to my favorite drinking place and sat down for a beer. The server in that restaurant saw my devastating state. She asked me whether I was okay and then passed me some tissue papers.
God With Me
Then, a man approached me and asked me whether I lost someone close lately. At that moment, I couldn’t control my tears. I cried loudly. He gave me a hug that felt so warm. It was like he hugged my heart. I stopped crying and looked at him. He told me this, “God has a plan for you, follow Him, trust Him and give yourself to Him.” After the short conversation, he bought me a beer and said to me, “No more drinking, girl. This will be your last mug, and you will have a new day after this.” I did not really take in much on what the man said as I was still getting over crying.
However, I felt bad that a stranger treated me the beer. So I wanted to pay him back, and I asked the same server where the man went. She said there was no man, but she saw me talking to myself. I was shocked when I came to my senses and realized what he told me. Then, I knew it was true. God appeared in front of me. I shared my story with my friends and relatives who believe in Him. I went to a few churches, but I didn’t feel at home.
Saved By Grace
Then, my sister-in-law invited me to her church, Petra Community. The first time she brought me there, I accepted Christ into my life. I learned how to pray and talk to Him. I felt the love given by God, and I know he is always there for me. God slowly healed me. Ever since I asked Jesus to take control of my life, my eyes have been opened. I recognize His presence everywhere.
Every day, God gives me the power to turn away from my sins. I stopped smoking, drinking, and partying instantly. And I always bought a lottery ticket almost every week. One day, I found myself disgusted by the taste of the cigarettes, always tired when my friends ask me out to party, and I tended to walk away from the lottery store. I’m not perfect, but I am now a radically different person. I don’t trust in my own efforts because I know that God will take care of me. I trust in Jesus and tell others about Him because of all the joy He’s given me.
My Determination to Study all about the Living God
I was always longing to do further studies. Because my father always had a bias against daughters going to school, I started working at the age of 17 after high school and did not get a college degree. So, I decided to earn money to go for classes, and I did that when I was in my mid-twenties. But towards the end of the course, I was being assigned to an overseas posting in France (RSAF). Again, my study was put on hold. Then when I left the government job, I focused on climbing the ladder in the commercial world. I wanted to reach an earning cap before I was 35. I managed to get my certificate in Business Management, however, I was already exhausted from working.
While undergoing inner healing at my church due to my past events before coming to Christ, the healing minister asked me to do a heart-to-heart talk with God. God knows my heart and that I always wanted to go to school and learn. He also knew that my health was not in the ideal stage at that time. That was my calling from God. He told me to stop working and start learning His Word. I asked Him how as I wasn’t sure where to look since my church was a small denominational church. I knew at that time there was a Bible college in Singapore, however, the Lord gave me a direction to approach my cousin, Yan Ming.
Finding Proper Bible Training at CLI
So, I spoke to her. She told me to attend some Bible classes that were organized by her church, Hope Singapore. I was amazed and felt that it was knowledgeable. There was so much to learn about God’s Word. That was when I decided to quit my job and focus on learning God’s Word daily.
I want to work in a church either in the USA or Singapore or maybe in other countries depending on where God’s calling leads. I also feel a need to help out the younger generation to know the gospel better and reach out to them especially in the USA. However, I knew I needed more proper Bible training. I need to be better equipped in knowledge with proper Bible training at the Christian Leaders Institute. I have the utmost confidence in the classes and the lecturers there. God led me to 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, 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.