Presently, we are serving as the chapter servants of Dumaguete City. At the same time, we are also servant leaders of the Prolife and Health Ministry of the Diocese of Dumaguete.
Following HIM is not easy. There are lots of crosses and trials. But, it is rewarding to know that at the end of the day, GOD is still with us, lifting our heavy burdens.
Today, allow me to share to you one of my crossroads. It’s between comfort versus clear conscience. I used to be a government doctor working as a Municipal Health Officer in one of the municipalities in our place from 2000-2006. My earnings were enough to support my family’s needs and pay-off my obligations. However, it could not be denied that the office I was working with was and is still promoting the use of contraceptives and other devices to control population. I was scheduled to go on training so that when I came back to the clinic, I could already perform vasectomies. All of this was against the Church, our Christian way of life, and my Hippocratic oath, and above all… against the will of GOD. Aaminin ko, I had sinned in different ways and I pretended to be a servant of the Lord. Buti na lang, the split in 2007 came and renewed my life. My eyes were opened as I began to see and realize that I was an infidel to my covenant with the Lord since I was not following His will. At that moment, I decided to choose GOD and choose LIFE. I resigned from my job and left my comfort zone. Although I was worried because I knew pretty well that my family’s future was at stake, I took it upon myself to clear my conscience and henceforth, no longer transgress the Lord in that aspect. I redirected myself back to HIM.
Now, I am working on my own as a private physician with an income that can hardly suffice and let the ends meet. I am also not ashamed to tell you that my wife is earning more than what I make in my job. But, I have no regrets because what’s consoling is this: GOD has never abandoned me. I can always feel His presence in my family. We have been continuously showered with an unexpected abundance of grace. For that, I want to praise the Lord and thank HIM. May His name always be praised.
Thank you Lord! Thank YOU!