Deacon Ministry Ordination

Deacon Ministry Ordination

I am Maria DeLeon of Corpus Christi, TX. I was born, raised and educated in the Philippines. In 1988, I moved to the United States to start a new life after the heartbreaking failure of my first marriage. I was born again when I was a sophomore in high school, but I never received any discipleship. I walked away from the Lord in college. I rededicated my life to Him several times in between but never seriously lived for Him. In April 1996, I recommitted my life and this time, really made Jesus LORD of my life. I also heard God’s calling in my life and a desire for a deacon ministry ordination. My husband and I have been fully engaged Christians since then and raised our three children according to God’s ways, as best as we know how.

This Christian Leaders Institute scholarship is allowing me to receive solid training for ministry. I have been yearning for this for a very long time. It will mean I will no longer waste time scouring the internet bumping into questionable ordination ministries that may provide pretty certificates, but no practical insights and valid training on the day to day happenstance of true, Godly people in ministry.

This Deacon Ministry ordination will allow me to better assist my pastors in our local church. It comes at a time when our church is in great need. Our church building is one of the structures heavily damaged by Hurricane Harvey and we have many congregants who were affected as well. Our church building may be down and our congregation facing personal losses, but as the body of Christ, we continue to stand and be the light in our community. We are holding services in our parking lot and our location is one of the main hubs for humanitarian relief efforts being used by Operation Blessing, Mercy Chefs, and many others agencies. There is not just an open door for me to continue helping and serving, the roof was literally blown open! Everything is wide open and the opportunity for me to continue being the hands and feet of Jesus is well spread out.

At this time, I am looking forward to having my deacon ministry ordination certificate and ID in hand. But, with or without a title, training, or ordination papers, I would still be doing what I am doing – praying for people, serving and helping in the church and community, loving God and loving his people. Nevertheless, I know that we live in a world that requires us to provide proof of our credentials. It’s a way to prove our readiness to do what we say we can do. I am thankful for this CLI scholarship and this excellent ministry training. It is an answer to prayer and definitely a way for me to obey God’s calling and be a greater help to my pastors and our local church. I know that my pastor welcomes the help I am able to give now, and he is very excited and eager to see me complete my training and be able to do more.

Join me please, as I continue to ask God to keep me close to Him, to remain in that straight and narrow path of the race He has appointed for me to run, and to finish my race. Then He will be pleased and say: “Well done, Maria.” 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV): Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Matthew 24:46 (KJV): Blessed is that servant, whom his Lord when He cometh, shall find so doing.

To learn about local ecuministry ordination, go to Christian Leaders Alliance.

Henry Reyenga
Author: Henry Reyenga

Henry Reyenga is president of Christian Leaders Institute and Christian Leaders Alliance.

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