People call her Kawen, considers herself as part of God’s army, ready to give her all in service especially in her community and diocese, Karen is one extraordinary woman. Read her mission story…
Tell us about yourself and your journey of knowing Christ
Adult couple coordinators taught us how to be strategic and exposed us to different communities such as: Schools, etc. They exposed us to different communities, Schools, Gawad Kalinga Site, Molave Youth Home, Tahanan Walang Hagdan and Southeast Asian Institute of the Deaf. I learned to relate to all types of people, and I realized that everyone deserves to be loved.
What or who made you decide to be a missionary?
Can you share to us your journey of becoming a missionary?
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?
There are a lot of challenges being a youth leader, one of them is learning how to discern. You must open your heart and mind to listen to God’s plans. You’ll know that God is working when you receive grace.
Being a servant-leader takes time and energy. We must give our best years to the Lord by starting young.
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?
I still want to discover more opportunities for people around me to know and love the Lord.
Being able to continue St. Joseph’s Workshop in our Vicariate and form new youth leaders.
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?
Tara na! Serve na. Di ka na magiisa.
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.
With God, all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26)