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!