My name is Elisabeth “Lisa” and I am from Washington State. I come from a big Mexican family with six sisters and five brothers. Since I was a young girl I have always been very empathetic towards those who suffer around me. It was not until I was 17 years old that I felt God was perhaps calling me to missionary work. I felt I would work with the poor and suffering, but I did not know how. I tried to conform to what I thought a normal life should be. But for over ten years that call remained in the back of my mind and something in my heart told me one day I would be able to do some sort of mission.
Last fall I began graduate school to pursue a Master’s in Social Work. As I sat in my classes and focused on social work, my mind and heart began to cry out for a change. I considered one volunteer agency for a while because it was still social work and would involve living in a foreign land. One reason I did not apply was, the lack of a religious foundation. I felt I would still feel disconnected to those I encountered because I would not be grounded in prayer. When I mentioned this to a friend he recommended I look into Heart’s Home. From the moment I read their mission and watched their promotion video, I knew this was a good fit for me. Reading that volunteers pray, attend Mass, Adoration, pray the rosary, and live together sounded like all the things I was looking for. Then reading that Heart’s Home volunteers are God’s presence of love and compassion among the poor and suffering sounded like what my heart cried out for. I liked that as a volunteer I would go out into communities and befriend people who are society rejected and saw as worthless. I knew God had answered my prayers and now lead me to the right organization!
The Philippines was a land I never thought I would venture to. But now, I can’t wait to go to Manila! I thank God for this opportunity, for I am sure I will learn to love more by this experience.
I thank you for taking the time to read my bio, and ask if you are able to help me with this mission, please do so. I need your prayers and if you are able, your financial help. Do pray and see what God asks of you, for anything you give with love will be blessed!!