Christian Officiant

Christian Officiant for Weddings

Shalom in Christ! My name is Long Qin (Aaron), and I am excited to become a Christian Wedding officiant with CLA. Born and raised in the mainland of China, now I live in Los Angeles and also serve in my local church. The journey of my faith is full of God’s Grace. May the Lord receive all the glory and bless the testimony I share.

Exchange Student Saved by Grace

In 2012, I came to the USA for the first time. I was a student scholar for cultural exchange in Williamsburg, VA. The things I experienced in that place amazingly changed my life. Williamsburg is a charming and old city, where you rarely see Asian people. But one day, I was invited to a party through a phone call. What intrigued me is that a Chinese sister from the local Baptist church asked me to a Chinese party at the very moment when I felt so homesick. At that party, I started to know Jesus. After Bible Study for a few months, I amazingly encountered the Lord Himself through prayer. After a while, I received baptism as a child of God’s Big Family. Then, I went back to China to finish college after about a half year.

Challenges in China

When I came back to China, I miraculously started a college student fellowship. We also have been through hard times, including political threats, college warnings, and spiritual warfare. But, as Paul says in 2 Cor 12:9, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Whenever we are inclined to quit, the Lord Himself speaks to us that His faithfulness and promises never fail. God always encouraged us to continue His work. Praise the Lord, the fellowship survived! Two years later, I was sent by the church to be a missionary. Two and a half years more, I started my seminary training in Los Angeles.

Becoming a Christian Wedding Officiant with CLA

The reason why I want to be a Christian Wedding Officiant is that I think it is an opportunity for me to prepare myself even though I am not married yet. Most importantly, I have many friends who are young people and never had a Christian wedding before. God called me into the young adult ministry as I also have a heart for the young people. May I be a tool for God to use to bless those young people!

After taking this class at the Christian Leaders Institute, I discovered that it is also an excellent way to evangelize people through weddings. I never thought about that before. What attracted me is that this class is so hands-on and practical. I believe even those who do not know about scheduling a wedding before can easily apply and practice through this class. I am grateful for those hard workers designing this fantastic program. May the Lord bless the ministry of the Christian Leaders Ministries: the Christian Leaders Institute, Christian Leaders Alliance, and Christian Leaders College. May God honor what CLI has done for Him.

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Henry Reyenga
Author: Henry Reyenga

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