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I lived in Damascus, Syria until 2010 when I married a Jordanian man. Now I live in Amman, Jordan with my husband and my son. I was always involved in church and tried to be a good person, but I was living a life of sin by lying, gossiping, and being angry. One Sunday in church (2016), the pastor told us to imagine ourselves in the position of Mary Magdalene. I saw how Jesus respected and accepted her and did not shame her. I knew then that Jesus loves me even though I am a sinner. The pastor prayed and I felt Jesus hold my heart and squeeze it clean. Now I have a personal relationship with Jesus and when I pray, He touches my heart. I always pray ‘let it be Your will, not mine’ and I thank God for His answers, even when I do not understand them.
In Syria, I was able to work in the Ministry of Agriculture, but now in Jordan, I stay at home. I am able to study with PTEE because they have classes in my church. I studied The Book of Romans and for the first time, I understand that I am a new creation because the old person died with Christ. And I understand justification is a free gift from God so now I serve God out of love, not out of duty.
I am now in PTEE’s Certificate of Ministry program studying the Life of Christ. My desire to is to become a Bible teacher for women – this is a great need in our churches, especially if I return to Syria. My goal is to complete my Certificate of Ministry with PTEE so that I can become a Bible teacher for women.