Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance of what we do not see. – Hebrews 11:1
By faith, in 2016, I received the baptism of the Holy Spirit through a divine encounter with Jesus Christ. It was exactly seven days since then, by faith, I received and claimed Josiah’s miraculous “complete healing” from autism. Jesus turned our ordinary family into extraordinary because of this miracle.
By faith, in 2017, Jesus asked John and I to buy a land. We didn’t know what we will do with it, but we knew we had to.
By faith, in 2018, When Jesus asked me to, I leaped in faith, left work for good to embrace full time ministry to serve Christ. A decision people thought I was crazy to make given I was the sole provider back then. John’s contract overseas was abruptly cut short.
With both of us out of work, I still left for Maui for a month to become a certified Evangelist. When I came back, the Lord asked me to establish Jesus HUGS Ministries. A woman totally clueless but armed with faith that I know who called me.
By faith, in 2019, with only three months from the time John started with his new job, Jesus asked us to buy a “pick up truck” then donate it to Jesus HUGS Ministries to be used for future mission trips. We followed. From there, we went to various places to share the gospel and love of Jesus.
June of the same year, Jesus asked me to write, publish and launch the book, “God Is Bigger than Autism.” God commended our obedience when new doors and Kingdom connections were opened for Jesus HUGS Ministries.
By faith, in 2020, Christ gave a VISION to build a Jesus HUGS Center. When I asked Him where, He simply said, build it in the land that you had bought. We quickly did as we were told and donated the 500 sqm. land for God’s work. My parents joined the call and they too, donated 500 sqm. more.
Amidst pandemic, multiple online ministries were birthed that gave way for God’s work to expand farther both here and across nations. This led us to meet “awesome and wonderful” people who became dear friends and ministry partners.
I have been living in faith since 2018. I did things only as the Lord instructed me to. Because we do, we were never lacking but always overflowing. As a woman in the ministry, I have experienced countless ridicule from people, even from those I trusted and loved. Pastors and co-workers in the ministry who laughed at me, because compared to them and their years of experience, I had no earthly connection or prior experience.
I have no ill feelings towards them. They were used by Jesus as my “grace developers.” People like them, propelled me to hold on to Jesus more and be gracious even when it hurts.
Indeed, I am nothing without Jesus. But just like the widow, I gave Jesus everything I had. He held my hand and never let go. He made a way when there was no way. He opened Kingdom connections who in turn, became new friends and mentors in Jesus.
By faith, in 2021, the Lord said, it is time to start building the Center. A daunting task that will fail, unless Christ is in it.
THIS IS IT …. WE ARE FINALLY TAKING THE FIRST STEP towards building this new center, with the little amount we have now. Trusting Jesus will take care of the rest.
I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT JESUS IS ACTUALLY BUILDING THIS NOW IN THE MIDDLE OF PANDEMIC … We do not know how Jesus will provide, but by faith, when He gives the vision, Christ alone gives the provision. When it is His Will, He surely takes care of the bill.
One thing is certain, all these are possible because of Jesus Christ who provides. He gave us kind and generous ministry partners and donors of Jesus HUGS Ministries.
Thank you Holy Spirit for empowering me and my family to live by faith, not by sight.
“And without faith, it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.” – Hebrews 11:6
Radical faith and obedience, lead to radical grace.