Why did you choose to accept the nomination to be a deacon?
I accepted the nomination because I wanted to be obedient to God’s calling and to serve our church. When I was asked to be a Deacon at the church, I was unsure since I was worried that I might have to move for my job. After much prayer and encouragement from one of the Pastors I accepted the calling.
What is one thing you enjoy most as you serve as a deacon?
I really enjoy serving the body of Christ within our Church. Serving alongside the pastors, elders, fellow deacons and other brothers & sisters. I appreciate how we respect one another and work with one mind and goal to serve God’s kingdom. I have also been able to learn more what it means to be a part of a church family and feel extremely blessed to have a church home like CCCTO.
What is one challenge that you constantly face and how do you deal with it?
Learning to balance priorities with church, family, and work is my biggest challenge. I have a heart to serve the church but having a one-year old baby at home is really keeping me on my toes. For me I think this has been a truly humbling experience since it has really taught me to recognize my personal limitations and to accept them.
Why do you think people should accept if nominated?
I think if you are nominated to be a deacon, you should not hesitate and accept God’s call. It means that He wants you to use your skills and talents, so that you can bless others.
How has being a deacon been a blessing to your life and faith?
It has been a huge blessing for me and in my spiritual walk. I was concerned that I was not ‘spiritually mature’ enough to be a deacon since I had not been a Christian for as long as my fellow brothers and sisters who were serving. It true though that God won’t give you more than you can handle: this experience has taught me to rely not on myself, but to lean on and trust in God.