Good morning! I am Sis. Kate of Sunday School Ministry. I will be starting this testimony by sharing to you my dreams- to become a teacher. Since I was a kid, I have looked up to my mother, an inspiring teacher, in which I witnessed how she taught us. Also, I used to attend Sunday School back then. As I watched our Sunday School teacher, I once told myself that someday I will be like her too. Little did I know, it was the purpose that God has planted in my heart because, in June 2018, I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education Major in English.
I know other educators can relate to me that the journey in becoming a teacher does not end during graduation. It is just the beginning. Right away, my mom wanted me to take the Licensure Exam for Teachers. However, I was not yet ready back then. I am not yet equipped to enter a war unprepared. Yet, my mother kept on encouraging me to take the board exam. She said that we will rally together before the Lord, for she has a big faith in God. She insisted for me to file for September LET Exam. However, I immediately got a job after I graduated. So last January 2019, I filed for March LET Exam. I went to a Review Center but I found out that my schedule will be complexed because the review days fall on a Saturday and a Sunday. Apart from that, every Sunday, I teach 12 to 15-year old teens and most of the events happen every Saturday. So, I bravely chose to do self-study.
Back then, I used to find time to review for at least 2 hours, from 4 am until 6 am together with my devotion to the Lord. I talk to God, “Lord if most of my co-examinees would enroll in a review center with great professors, while I would like to attend your ExCEL service where I will meet my great Teacher. I know that you will never abandon me. ”
Meanwhile, Mom never ceased to encourage me and she was pretty confident that I would pass that exam because anyone she knows who took the LET Board Exam has always passed.
But then, I showed her this rating to give her a small doubt in me. According to this article, the rating of the passers is extremely low as you may imagine that out of a hundred thousand teachers-examinees, only a few were able to pass.
On the other hand, every Thursday, my friends would often go to the Breathing Area (at GenBless Bldg.) to review and in between that, I will show them the C2S devotional manual
and eventually study what’s in the module before we proceed in reviewing.
In the breathing area, this is the verse that you will see the verse taken from Mark 9:23 saying, “Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
And I have carried this verse with me from that point onwards. Then, I realized that this should be my prayer to God- to help me in my unbelief because if I just believe, everything is possible. Nevertheless, the struggle doesn’t bring a halt easily. There came a time when I want to excuse myself just to review. But I was still here, reaching out to the children. Teaching at Sunday School has become my passion since I was in Third Year High School.
I do not need to upbraid to You what I am doing. I love You, the kids, and this generation so much. That is why I will not stop serving You, my Lord Jesus. Meantime, this picture was taken 10 days before my exam and was able to teach in one of the barangays in Dasmarinas.
Next, the board exam day came. I can still remember that day was a Sunday! I know when I took the exam, God was beside me. Not to mention, but I used the method called the power of C means the power of Christ. I am about to answer letter C but then my hands aren’t cooperating and will encircle letter A. I know that it was Christ’s ability.
Since it was Sunday and we already finished late in the exam, I wonder If I can still attend the last service. Unquestionably, God moved in that day. We were able to attend the 7:30 pm service. Besides, He revealed to me His message in Psalm 62:1 it says here, “ I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him.”
Again, here I am in the doubting season of my life. Hence, I prayed for every detail concerning the result of the exam. I pray to God to prepare my heart and know His plans will prevail. I know that this is not my battle alone but also His.
Finally, the results were out. Before I searched my name on the list, this is what I read first:After that, I saw my name on the list.
Evidently, God is the God of so much more! Suddenly, I remember my one-liner to the Lord: WITH GOD AND FOR GOD. Means that in everything I will do, I will do it with God and for His glory alone. I believe test papers are only made by men, and we can’t compare to the God who’s alive and extremely powerful. In line with this, I would also like to share with you this quote.
YOU HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED THIS MOUNTAIN SO YOU CAN SHOW OTHERS IT CAN BE MOVED.
A soft reminder to everyone, no matter what mountain you are holding right now, it doesn’t focus on how high your mountain is, the essential part is that you trust in Him, even small mustard seed of faith, as long as you give it to the Lord everything is possible. I know one day, each one of us will stand here in front to testify how His goodness and mercy followed us.
Certainly, our God is the God of so much more as He has answered most of our prayers and has been true to our lives.
To God be the glory!