From Cristina: Hope for the Island Staff

I would like to report what is happening for me in Cagayan de Oro. Although Kuya Derek’s family is no longer living here with me, I praise and thank God for His favour and grace. He has worked through all the transitions in ministry at Hope for the Island and in my life as well.

It is different living alone without the Van Ryckeghem family, but I know that God is with me. God always has a reason for how He works.

I am also thankful for the knowledge and wisdom that God has given me even though we are loaded down as Social Work students.

I am thankful that I passed the preliminary examination with the second highest score! I was also elected Secretary for the Junior Social Worker Association of the Philippines. All glory; honour and praises belong to God.

Please keep me in your prayers. I miss you all but it is not about me but my Abba Father.

Thank you

Posted by: In: Christina 02 Aug 2016 0 comments

Cristina currently lives with us in Cagayan de Oro and is studying to be a social worker. She longs to be better equipped to serve the Lord and meet the needs of those suffering. Cristina has matured in the Lord through the years ministering through Hope for the Island and has shown herself an approved worker (2 Tim 2:15). This update is from Cristina after her first 2 months of College…  Derek

Each day as I go to school I am amazed at God’s goodness and I still have a hard time believing this long time prayer to God has come to pass. God used His people to support my schooling.

I take serious the responsibility entrusted to me and am gaining so much knowledge.  I can already envision myself as a social worker.  Although I have been serving and meeting the needs of the poor through Hope for the Island, I will soon be better equipped to help those who are suffering, find the dignity they deserve.

It is even more heartbreaking now as I come to understand the real injustices that the people we serve face. Sadly the poor among us are not given the rights they deserve and are taken advantage of, oppressed and looked down on.

I know God put this burden in my heart and made the way for my schooling. I am excited for what the future holds! Please continue to pray for me.

Pray that I can handle the workload and that I can retain what I learn. Pray also for my exams that I can pass each subject.

Thanks and God bless!

Cristina

Posted by: In: Christina 24 Mar 2012 0 comments

This is the story of one of our HOPE family (staff). Christina tells in her own words, her journey and how she came to be part of Hope for the Island.

First of all I would like to thank God for His grace to me and I pray that I can remember all the things that He has done in my life.

Since first year High School my mother passed away and I really didn’t know what to do and how we could move on after what happened. I really couldn’t accept that my mom was gone.

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