Thursday, April 9, 2009

Graduate Effects Change in the Nations

Lindsay graduated from the Monroe home in May 2004, and went to Bible school for two years at Christ for the Nations Institute (CFNI). After that time, she applied to work at Mercy Ministries and was hired to be on staff as our Household Manager in the Monroe home in October 2007. After being on staff with Mercy for two years, Lindsay was offered an amazing opportunity to return to CFNI in January 2009, as the Assistant Dean of Women. We rejoiced with her in this awesome opportunity and encouraged her to accept the position and move into what God had for her in this next season. We are excited to share her story with you…

Lindsay’s story is one of great victory and we would like to give you a bit of background on how it came to pass. In Lindsay’s words, “After I graduated from Mercy Ministries in 2004, I knew I was called to ministry, and I was willing to be trained first. I went to Christ for the Nations Institute for two years as a student where I was equipped and trained for full time ministry. During this time, God revealed to me my passion for young women, as well as my heart to help girls who have struggled with the same issues I had. After finishing my two years CFNI, I was excited to be considered for and then offered a position on the Mercy Ministries staff. It was such an honor to go back to Mercy to serve in the very ministry where I found healing. I also felt like my time on staff at Mercy was a training ground to prepare me for ministry elsewhere.”

By word of mouth, Lindsay found out about a job opening at CFNI. During Lindsay’s two years as a student at Christ for the Nations Institute, she became involved with the women’s department and developed wonderful relationship with those who work in administration. Lindsay felt that this was the Lord calling her back to Christ for the Nations.

On February 9th, 2009, Lindsay became the Assistant Dean of Women at CFNI. Lindsay helps with the administrative work in the Women’s Department office assisting the Dean; however, she also resides on campus and spends the majority of her time meeting one-on-one with students. She counsels these women with their own personal struggles or roommate and family issues. Lindsay said, “I am right in the thick of things! The main part of my job counseling and pastoral ministry, which I love! My desire is to see these young women walk in the FULLNESS of all God has for them. I pray for them to walk out of this place totally healed and delivered of all that would hold them back. I also desire for each woman to be equipped with the knowledge of the Word of God. I can only hope that as they come to CFNI and have a face-to-face encounter with the Lord, that they will take all they have learned and experienced and bring it to a lost and dying world. What is so cool about my job here is the ripple effect of impacting these girls – as I help bring change into their lives, they will then be effecting change in nations.”

Lindsay, we are so proud of you! We are excited to see all of the amazing things that the Lord is going to do in and through your life.

For more information about Christ for the Nations Institute, visit their website at www.cfni.org.