We first met this young woman serving in one of the Easter events of the Diocese of Borongan, Eastern Samar. We saw Cresty’s passion, dedication and her willingness to do everything for the Lord. Never did we knew that she was a teacher by profession. Months ahead, we met her again in Manila as part of the Caritas Manila team. Her desire to help those in the peripheries shines in and through her.
Now ,she is working as one of the missionaries of ANCOP Foundation. One of ANCOP’s main thrust is education and providing scholarships to those who can’t afford to study. Being a teacher that she is, Cresty is amazed on how God led her to serve Him, bringing her desire, passion and profession together.
Get to know this week’s featured missionary, Cresty Temenio.
Tell us about yourself and your journey of knowing Christ
I also became a member of the Parish Youth Choir in my home parish – St. Peter of Alcantara in Eastern Samar. Eventually, I became a YFC member. When I finally crossed over to Singles for Christ, my relationship with Him deepened. Never did I know that my young heart was being prepared for greater service, in ANCOP. Currently, am now serving as a Unit Head in SFC West C-3A and a full-time worker of CFC ANCOP Global Foundation.
What or who made you decide to be a missionary?
Can you share to us your journey of becoming a missionary?
ANCOP provides programs and projects for the poor with the help from our generous partners and donors. That’s why we always work with urgency because the poor shouldn’t be kept waiting. Handling the flagship program of ANCOP which is Education, I’m amazed how the Lord put together my profession, the mission and my passion.
What makes you feel like a child?
What are your simple joys?
In your missionary adventure, what were your joys, struggles, challenges and even difficulties?
But working away from my family means being absent from some important occasions and celebrations, that’s what challenges me sometimes.
How do you define joy?
In who and what you are now, what are your other dreams or do you still have anything you want to achieve?
What is your message to young people who are now feeling lost, who are still finding their purpose, who doesn’t know what to do with their lives?
What is your message to young people who wanted to serve but do not know how?
If you have a favorite Bible verse, what is it and why.
“I know that you can do all things and that no purpose of yours can be hindered” (Job 42:2)
I have been through a lot of life’s crossroads. But I am assured thatwhat is for me will be for me. At the end of the day it’s always “Your will be done, Lord”.