A Victorious Birthday-AJ

It’s just like yesterday… when I struggled while you were inside my womb. How the Lord God Almighty knit us together! Remembering all the sufferings, struggles, and victorious we have had together and as I struggled for 36 hours while my OB-Gyne gave me 10min for you to see the world or else an operation is awaiting ahead. Indeed, God is a miraculous and gracious God. He answered the prayers of His children, you came out 2min before the given time. Pastor Manny and Mommy Lynn were there praying earnestly together with the family, church family, and close friends for our safety!

All those sacrifices were gone when you came! I usually talked to you Nak Asher Josh Galang while inside my womb not to give Mama a hard time and be good, obedient and serve the Lord with all your heart come what may! And the Lord proves and will always prove to us that He never fails and will always be faithful and true to all His promises!

Life was tough but God is the Master Planner and He will always be there for you. Your life is a Testimony of God’s Great Love! He will never abandon His children. He took care of you inside my womb and I truly believe He has a wonderful plan for your life together with Kuya Emerald John Galang.

You learned a lot thru thick and thin. At the age of 2 Pastor Manny noticed someone playing the drums but he could not find anybody because you’re too cute but we were amazed that you could make a simple rhythm. Now, you’re a part of UP Sonata as a drummer. Many young people would invite you to a nearby food corner and you would go without any hesitation because you love food. People loved you because of your Charisma. By just smiling at them they were attracted to you even the Malaysian and Thai officers would not hesitate to let us pass the border because you smiled and greeted them. Our neighbors in Thailand would always give you food because they liked you and Kuya. Thank you for being a loving and responsible person. It’s not a perfect one but good memories lingered. God will carry you through!

I’m glad that I chose to teach you when you started to read and write. When someone would ask for my mobile number you were there to answer because you memorized it. You just listen when I gave my number but you could easily memorize … anything. The enemy wanted to destroy your life when you were in high school but God rescued you with the help of the family, the teachers, and friends. God is indeed gracious and faithful.

Now, you are turning into a man. Use your wisdom given by the Lord to help others and be a blessing to them. Before you were anxious to lead but now you are moving forward.

You are leading and becoming a strong person inside out with a heart! Use your talents and skills to be a blessing! I love you Nak with Kuya to the moon and back!

Mama will always be praying for you and Kuya. Always learn to be humble, to be closer to the Lord every day, and to use your talents and skills for His glory! Struggles will just be there to strengthen you and Kuya. Just be strong and true to your calling. It’s not that easy but with God all things are possible!

Happy Happy and BLESSED 20th Birthday! Nak AJ

2 years old with Kuya Em

a year old sleeping

a day old in the hospital

the cutest smile

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The First U-Week

Blessings just flow when the time is ready! First blessing, I was tasked to coach our COE team for volleyball men and women. And all team won first place!

Second blessing is when you bless others it goes back to you two-fold. Just yesterday when I rode on a jeepney and discovered that I don’t have any coin to pay since I have 500-peso bill which for me it’s shameful but someone paid for me.

The Missing Link

Going to different places is something I desired to do. However, lately I failed to go with a best friend because of assigned task that needed my attention. Somehow, choosing better choices could free me from the future concerns.

Why missing link? I missed going with a friend who cares, a friend who shares and a friend who loves me no matter what. I will be going with this friend soon.

Your Greatest Need

Just awhile ago I was listening to an online sharing with Marilyn and Sarah Ministries. And was encouraged for her words that stated ” Sow your greatest seed for your greatest need”.

I was thinking of something to give that marks a huge step of faith amidst the hardship that I am experiencing at the moment I will still give with a heart. That I will still give with a mission that Jesus be glorified.

The BBI Graduation

I attended a graduation in one of the Bible Schools in the Southern part of Negros. It’s 3-4 hours away from the city. Many came to attest God’s blessing of love, faithfulness and grace! It’s indeed a celecbration of God’s unfailing love!

The Bible School was a testimony of God’s faithfulness all throughout the years! His strength and plans are perfect and He makes no mistakes!

God is the strength of my heart! And my portion forever!

A Blessing Amidst…

I am personally suffered within. I felt sad about so many things. And the only person who understands my frailtiness is my God, the God of wonders. He alone could fill the vacuum within.

After praying, my son came. I believe there is something he was longing for. I believe that only God can fill that longing within. Then came another message that my younger son is qualified to take an Exam for college. Indeed, there’s a blessing after crying out to God. He is always good and faithful!

God is Gracious

God is gracious enough to even change the hearts of murderers, robbers, and tyrants. Just like what He did to Paul, who eventually wrote 13 books in the New Testament.

If God can use a murderer and persecutor to build up His Kingdom how much more for an ordinary person like you and me.

God never fails! Trust in Him through rainbows or storms!

When you do not know what to do or even what’s going on, the answer to that uncertainty is Jesus Christ. He listens, so you must listen to Him as well.

Remember that God has a plan for you, remember God loves you unconditionally, remember to believe and follow Jesus Christ, and remember God gives peace that passes all understanding.