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Doc Jane’s missionary story is very inspiring. A young woman from Iloilo City who always dreamt of becoming a doctor and serve God through medical missions. Financial difficulty came but she never lost her faith, eventually, God granted her heart’s desires.

Now, she is serving as a frontliner and works in one of our country’s government agency as we continue to fight this pandemic.

Her heart was always for service of God and humanity. A missionary of our time.

Tell us about yourself and your journey of knowing Christ

My journey of knowing Christ started even before joining the community of Couples for Christ. My first catechists are my parents who were devout Catholics. We pray the rosary every night and go to Church as a family on Sundays. I had my first encounter with the Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Baclaran) when I was 3-years old. In my early childhood, I was introduced to a Charismatic Group –the Love Flock Community.I was also raised in Catholic schools.But my most meaningful encounter was when I joined CFC Youth for Christ in 1996. Now, I am a Doctor serving in one of the government offices here in our country.

What or who made you decide to be a missionary?
Can you share to us your journey of becoming a missionary?

My missionary heart and mind was formed when I joined CFC Youth for Christ. I am inspired by what lay missionaries do in service for the Lord. Though there was also a moment in my life when I contemplated to join the religious life since I was exposed to the Religious of the Assumption in my formative years.

What makes you feel like a child?

I feel like a child when I am surrounded by my family and friends and when I am able to freely communicate.

In your missionary adventure, what were your joys, struggles, challenges and even difficulties?

As a missionary, I enjoyed most the evangelization activities like going to the farthest areas to reach as many youth and singles. As a student then, my biggest struggle was meeting my financial needs. But God is a God of providence, he never fails to supply what is lacking especially when it comes to transportation, accommodation, and food.

How do you define joy?

Joy is having contentment and love. It’s the ultimate goal when at the end of the day when you get to meet your God and He reminds you of how faithful you have become.

 In who and what you are now, what are your other dreams or do you still have anything you want to achieve?

Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of introspection and reflection of who I am and what I have become in the last few decades. As for my career, I could not ask for more as of this moment. So, if there is yet a dream that I wanted to achieve, it is having my own family. I want to experience the fullness of having to share Jesus intimately with (soon to be husband and child/ren).

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?

There will always be seasons in our lives when we were allowed to get lost; but remember when everything seems gray, dull, and worthless, close your eyes and listen to your heart; you will hear Him speak to you beautiful words no man will ever tell you. It is that voice who was with you the day that you were formed in your mother’s womb and who will be with you even during your last breath.

What is your message to young people who wanted to serve but do not know how?

Finding your own niche in this world will never be easy. There will be a lot of destruction along the way to discouraged you in becoming a doctor. When you have this passion in your heart, pray for it every day and offer it to God, for He alone has the power to make your heart’s desire come true.

If you have a favorite Bible verse,  what is it and why.

For I know well the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord. “The plan to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)