Shiela Sabate

Name: Shiela Sabate
Location: Calapan City
Ministry: Youth Coordinator


March 2014 - My name is Shiela and I live in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro Philippines.
After years of volunteering, I started to work in Bukang Liwayway Foundation in January 2014 as a part time Youth Coordinator in Calapan. As a and pray


Hello I am grateful to share my testimony to you.My name is Shiela Marie S.Sabate, I live in Calapan City Oriental Mindoro. Mindoro is an island just south of the main island of Luzon, in the Philippines. I grow up in a broken family with my brother and Father since I was a child, but then my mother came back when I was 9 years old and then 3 sisters were added to our family. I thought if my mother will come back we will be a happy family, but it doesn’t happen, it’s just the same, more hardships and trials inside the family. As I am growing I feel emptiness within me that no one can give answer, as I seek for answers I tried many things thinking it will fill my empty heart, I drink, smoke, be with friends who thought me vices ,I speak foul language, always do bad deeds and even tried to pretend as a lesbian, I tried all of it just to find nothing.

A life changing event happened to me that I never ever think will happen in my life. In summer of May 1, 2008 in a Youth Camp that was held in Antipolo I encounter the Lord Jesus Christ, on that afternoon as the speaker is preaching about the human as sinners, the wages of sin, and the Unconditional love of the Lord something within me is softening “ my heart”, I realize that I am a sinner and I need a Lord and Savior, but most of all It open my heart of how unconditional God’s love for me, that HE give His only begotten Son that whoever believe in Him will not perish but will have eternal life, from that moment of encounter, I repent and surrender my life to Jesus Christ. After that encounter with the Lord, everything change I am now a new creation the old has gone the new has come, and it fill my empty heart.

After many years since the day I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior many things happened in my journey with the Lord but by God’s grace I’m still standing. At present I am working as a part time Youth Coordinator in Calapan through Bukang Liwayway Foundation. As a Youth Coordinator the ministries that God entrusted me are mainly to the youths in different House Churches that we have in Calapan. I am privileged to serve the Lord through the Youths in equipping, discipling and helping them to grow in their Spiritual life as the Holy Spirit work in our lives, to walk with them in their journey with God, and to reach other youths, kids and many people in our community who are not yet have a Relationship to our Lord Jesus Christ.

I believe that God can do and will do great and amazing things to His kingdom here in Calapan and outside Calapan and as it will and is happening may you join me with this wonderful and adventure Journey with the Lord as you will include me in your prayer, please pray for my Spiritual growth, to have more differ and intimate relationship with the Lord, wisdom and strength in everything I will do for the glory of the God alone! But how are they to call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in Him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the Good news!” Romans 10:14-15.
Bukang Liwayway,
Mar 28, 2014, 5:45 AM