DEDICATING LIFE IN SERVING
Faithful servants never retire. You can retire from your career, but you will never retire from serving God.
Sis. Menchie Llames, along with her husband Bro. Alex Llames, started their service as a member of Project Implementation Team in Tabaco in 2015. They became part of the Couples For Christ in the year 1992. They lived in Lipa City, Batangas and then changed their residence to the province of Albay after several years.
At first, it is hard for them to adapt and find members of CFC in Albay. Until one day, when they were about to fetch their child at school, they had an accident. Blessing in disguise as it seems for the people they bumped with are also a member of CFC. From that on, they became active again in serving the community and they became household heads in the area.
In 2014, Sis. Menchie had a problem in her spinal column. It was a vulnerable state for her because infections can make her case worse. She was confined for a month and was rushed to Manila after for better medications. There, she was in the hospital for more than two months.
It was also the time when she tightens her grip to her faith and prayed hard to the Lord to heal her and allow her to walk again. Her prayers are also with her promise to dedicate her life to serving the Lord and others.
Her prayers were granted and in 2015 she started to work for the poor through being a PIT member. They started connecting with the Local Government Unit of the area for the then proposed ANCOP Community in Tabaco in 2016 and in the same year, Sis Mechie decided to resign in her work for her to be able to focus on her service.
“Makakapag focus kasi ako dito kaya napagdesisyunan kong mag resign sa trabaho” (I will be able to be focused here that’s why I resigned in my job)
It is her love and her promise to the Lord that she is now dedicating her life in serving the Lord through the community. She shared that her service makes her feel fulfilled because at the same time she is able to serve the people that the Lord asks her to love.
By Diana Mendoza
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