My name is Mary Morris of the USA, and I am studying at the Christian Leaders Institute for ministry training to be ordained (Learn more about online Bible classes, Click Here). I was born in South Korea. I’m the second of four children. My father accepted the Lord Jesus as his Savior about 4 years before he passed away. My mother used to believe in Buddha but is now Catholic.
When I was 7 years old, I went to the Methodist Church in my neighborhood for the first time. It was there that I heard God’s Word in summer Bible school. I just knew that there was a God and believed in Him. Around the 4th or 5th grade, I saw the Ten Commandments in church and knew that I wasn’t up to God’s standards. I entered Christian Commercial High School, about my sophomore year. I’d been seriously thinking about what true happiness is but didn’t find an answer because I didn’t know Jesus at that time.
Marriage and Salvation
I met and married my husband (a U.S. government employee) in 1986, and we have one child. I emigrated to America in 1993. After having to relocate several times because of his work, we finally moved to South Carolina, where we live today.
One day in 2002, I heard that Jesus is coming soon. When I heard this, my whole life passed in front of my eyes as in a film. I had no confidence that I would go to heaven. After a few days of various thoughts, faith began to come to me. I decided to trust and depend on God who makes everything possible.
So now, I know that I am truly born again by the Holy Spirit. Since being born again, the Lord Jesus became my everything. I received the peace of Jesus and now have joy and satisfaction. I am still learning to be humble, patient, holy, and trust in the Lord with all my heart.
Called to Ministry and Training to be Ordained at CLI
Over the years, it has been suggested several times that I become a woman minister. I have even received a Bible study certificate and studied Systematic Theology but was still unsure. However, after praying to God our Father, I received an answer from Him. God has a plan for me, and I should be ordained. So, I started searching the Internet and found the Christian Leaders Institute. I have decided to study at CLI and to become ordained. Training to be ordained from CLI will give me more confidence to effectively share the gospel.
Currently, I share God’s Word with the Korean people through my YouTube channel and any other way I can. My plans after being ordained at CLI are to serve internationally married women in my area, keep sharing the gospel, and perhaps start a home church in my area.
My spiritual dream and desire are to be loyal to the Lord Jesus! I will keep His words, live a holy life, and keep my faith, so I can be with the Lord Jesus forever.