Women Ministry Education

Women Ministry Education

My name is Chasity Allerkamp and I am receiving women ministry education at Christian Leaders Institute. I live in the United States of America in Texas. I was born in 1988. My father was in the military and barely home. When he was home it was not always a good thing. After years of abuse, my mother left and took us kids to Arizona. We lived there for a while but my mom was always chasing the next online boyfriend. We moved back to Texas when I was 16 and things were not much better with just my mom and us kids.

I ended up getting addicted to drugs and having my first son when I was 17 and my second son when I was 18. My mom ended up kicking me out and taking custody of my boys. At that time, the life of drugs led me to dance at a gentlemen’s club. I was in that industry for almost 10 years. I was told I would never be able to have kids again. I got clean, quit cold turkey and never looked back. I was in a relationship for 6 years and we decided we were going to try to have a baby. After several miscarriages, I asked God for a chance to be the mom I knew I could be. A few weeks later, I found out I was pregnant. My youngest son is now 3 years old.

When I found out I was pregnant that is when I found God and believed in him. I ended up leaving his father due to abuse. I reunited with a friend I grew up with and we ended up getting married after only 6 months of dating. One of the best decisions I have made. In total, we have 6 kids and boy has that been a test. Since our marriage, two of the children have been baptized and two are showing interest. The youngest was baptized as an infant. I have been baptized.

The calling for me to go into ministry happened right after Thanksgiving of 2017. A woman had lost her husband a few months before, and my husband asked me to pray with her and her daughters. I did so without hesitation and then I found myself spreading the good news of the Lord with them. After that, I was shocked by how the words came to me. I have found myself talking to God more and I want to become a better person for God, myself, and my family.

I desire this CLI scholarship for women ministry education because I want to be able to confess to the world that, although I have done sinful things, I can walk with the Lord and so can you. My ministry goal is to create a safe place for girls like me that are walking in the same shoes I did. I want to help them realize there is more for them than where they are and to do this without judgment. One of my pastors has told me that she supports my decision in following my call and that my dreams are big and achievable. Thank you for your time in reading this and for this opportunity.

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