Francene Maranan

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Hello there! I’m Francene, and I am currently a political science undergraduate student in the University of British Columbia. I was born and raised in the Philippines and came to Vancouver for university in 2016; little did I know that God called me for so much more when He decided to place me here. You clicking onto my mission profile has been a long-time coming. I began discerning for this mission in July of 2018, 4 months before the actual mission deadline. From the way I’ve witnessed the Lord work in my life, I felt so compelled to go, do, and say whatever He wills for me.

I grew up in a very faithful household, and I owe my immersion into the faith to my wonderful parents. I was always familiar with the faith, but I never quite knew Christ personally. I surrendered my entire life to His cause on March 4, 2018, during CCO’s Spring Retreat. Initially, I was very hesitant to attend. However, I had never experienced such a loud, definitive call from Christ to come home to Him. I was once afraid to give away my entire life for the sake of the cross, but I found that since the moment I laid down my life for Him, I lost nothing and gained everything.

My prayer, my hope, my objective is to share the joy, the graces, and gifts that Christ so generously bestowed in my life with those that I encounter. Through abiding and walking by Christ since I gave my “yes,” He has taught me that fulfillment comes not from what the world can give me, but what I can offer for the world. I desire to serve, to share and proclaim with those around me, the overflowing strength and love that He has filled me with. I long to use my life, with all the graces, blessings and even brokenness within it, as a vessel for his greater glory.

I believe this verse from Romans 8:28 holds so true, “God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.” God called me to do His work through this mission, and I am confident He will provide the way towards this. My mission requires $2350 (not including flights) in fundraising, and so I appeal to your generosity and ask you to support His plans for me through generous donation or intentional prayer. Thank you and may God be with you!

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