At only seventeen, Connie Fe Manibo moved to San Pablo City last year to find a job. Her only family member in the area was her born again Christian uncle, Pastor Max Beloso. What she didn't know was that she would find much more in San Pablo than just a job.
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front of the church before
Connie was raised as a devout Catholic; but deep inside, and even as a child, she felt a desire for a more meaningful relationship with God. She did not know how it would be possible after seeing so many "religious people" that she did not want to be like. She attended a Catholic school among friends who loved to play on the risky side. Even in Elementary school, she was taught to drink alcohol, disobey her parents, and swear.
After graduating high school, Max invited Connie to come to Frontline and serve in the school food canteen. Her family began to tease her saying, "Oh, you're going to work with your uncle? Are you going to become a born again too?" Her automatic reaction would always be, "No, of course not."
However, after coming to San Pablo, and serving at Frontline, God began to work on her heart tremendously by blessing her in many different ways. Pastor Max told her all about the Word of God, and about how to truly give her life to Christ. The childhood desire that she once felt was awakened again in her heart, and not long after, she fully committed her life to Jesus Christ! Not long after that, she was baptized.
|Connie spending time with her|
Frontline friends at a
Connie now serves the Lord with all of her heart at work, and also in the church by singing on the worship team and dancing on the dance team. Her smile is contagious, and she is full of joy. And soon she will be going to college in San Pablo City through the sponsorship of a new Christian mentor whom she connected with at Frontline.
Stories like Connie's are what remind us to continue whole-heartedly to share the love of Christ to others. Thank you for being a part of Connie's life through your partnership with Frontline. Because of partners like you, stories like Connie's are made possible!
With You in the Why,
Jeff Pessina- Director
Philippine Frontline Ministries
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