(8) Towards the Year of Faith: Gay Javier

[As we move toward the launch of the Year of Faith, we asked our Young Fulltimers to share their faith journey. Read their stories in their own words. We feature two today.]

Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance. When I was in college, I took up advertising and got myself involved in the arts particularly theater because I wanted to be challenged and have fun at the same time. Upon graduation; I found myself teaching Grade 2 and 3 students in the Ateneo de Manila just for curiousity. After four years; I entered Full Time Work and was assigned to our kids ministry. I believe, it was my natural destination as I was already involved with children. Out of necessity, I got involved in the creatives and special events department of CFC. Here, greater challenges lay and I can say that I have greatly grown through the years honing my craft, my skills and the talents God has given me. It is now that everything makes sense to me. On hindsight, God knew what He was doing all this time with my college education and different exposures. I have been a missionary for a long time already but the fire never dies. It actually grows as I get challenged more and more each day with our fast changing times and the digital culture we are all in now. I realized that God made me creative and gave me the desire to teach young people and at the same time with the fire in my heart to spread His word that I may use all that I have and all that I am in proclaiming His Good News. St. Paul says in Romans 10:14, But how can they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how can they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone to preach?” 

I have taken it upon myself to heed this call of proclaiming God´s Good News with all my talents and skills that people may not just hear but be moved and believe with the creative stuff that I am made to do in community.