Hello, my name is Dora Holmes and I am called to be a servant minister. I live in the mountain community of Lake Arrowhead, CA, USA. I am married and have four children. The area I live in is beautiful. There are numerous churches here in my area and I attend Church of The Woods. I have recently come back to the Lord, my Savior Jesus Christ, through some very dark times in my life. My mother was raised in the church, as her father was a Pastor. In turn, we were also brought up in church. I left the church when I was 13 and was back and forth most of my life. It was just a few months ago, when I was reading about Moses in the Wilderness, that it hit me… “I have been wandering around in my own wilderness for 40 years (I am 40)”.
Taking these classes at Christian Leaders Institute has been such a blessing to me and my family. I have learned so much, been tested a lot, and have seen more in my life that needs the Lord more than ever. I feel so blessed that CLI has allowed me to start my full journey with the Lord and be accountable in my life for what I am called to do.
For a long time, I have felt the need, the focus, and the dream to help people and animals. I always go back to the Bible and hear the words spoken, Help your Brethren. Help the poor and needy. I do see people, but I also see many animals in our world who are needy and desire our help.
To me ministry is not just about being a pastor, it is about being a servant of the Lord, a servant minister, through all that I do, say, create, and the lives I encounter. I desire to have eyes to see and ears to hear. I would love to be a part of planting new churches, being with the youth, and helping small group studies, or even be a part of missionary work.
I am very blessed to have the Lord’s church in my life. They have been so supportive and Dana, who works with the children, has agreed to be one of my mentors! I have spoken to them about the Scholarship class CLI offers, and they are thrilled! This scholarship means so much to me. Without it, I would not be able to pursue the ministry work I know I am called to do.
I am so grateful to the Lord, my Heavenly Father, for guiding me here to CLI. I pray that all of us, no matter where we are in our lives, are all touched by the Holy Spirit, to help us speak the Word of Truth. God’s Word is everlasting, never changing, and promises us the riches of His Kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Savior and King!
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