Q: What was it like at the Compassion center? Were there any people there who were extra special to you?
A: The days I went to the center were the happiest for me. I remember my tutor was Sister Felicita. She always came to class with a smile on her face and taught us something new in a whole different way. She would teach us singing or playing. She also taught us parables or Bible stories, and I really loved it. I wanted to be like her and teach others.
Q: How did your time at the center affect your home and your family?
A: I remember that when my lessons at the center were over, I ran home. As soon as I got there, I started explaining to my mom everything I had learned that day. Little by little, I preached to my family about Christ’s love and how He could help us with our problems.
I was 12 when my mom decided to get baptized. We got baptized together. It was an awesome experience, a very beautiful moment. And then, a year later, my father started to come to church with us too!
Q: That’s so amazing! Can you tell us more about your journey into education and teaching?
A: When I was 12, I started teaching in Sunday school. I loved teaching little children how to sing, sharing with them the lessons and explaining to them about the Bible. And that really planted in me a love for children and helping them to grow and develop.
But it was a hard journey. I struggled to get into university and was rejected several times. But my sponsor encouraged me to keep going and to not surrender. The staff at the center, including Felicita, helped me find scholarships and opportunities.