I met Ate Wendy Samonte after the closing program of SFC International Conference 2018.
She wore a facemask and thanked a group of brothers and sisters in the parking lot.
Bro. Cris Serdenia, a fellow servant leader in SFC Middle East introduced her to me.
Ate Wendy was diagnosed with gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs), a rare type of cancer found in the digestive system, most often in the wall of the stomach.
She undergone surgery in 2016. She has no stomach anymore. Digesting food is a big challenge.
She shared her pains during chemo and CT scan sessions.
I felt her agony because I experienced the same.
Her optimism was a source of inspiration.
She went to the event as a victor and full of gratitude.
The SFC community was a source of hope.
Stories about Ate Wendy gave me a deeper understanding of God’s relentless love.
She was a living witness of God’s faithfulness.
Let us pray continuously for her complete healing.
Amidst her condition Ate Wendy remains steadfast in serving the Lord in whatever way possible, her gratitude prayer:
“Thank you God for being with me, inspiring me and using me to speak Your words to my brothers and sisters. Continue to use me Lord, allow me to see Jesus through the people around me and to experience Your great love.”