We are also claiming that Roxas is our inheritance. This will be a city where we can raise not only the leaders of our nation but apostles, prophets, pastors, evangelists, teachers, intercessors and missionaries to the nations.
Mary Diastine Basas, one of the small group leaders and AB Political Science student at Filamer Christian University. We perceived her as a woman of influence which turned out to be prophetic with the story below.
The girl on her left is also Diastine. One time, while we were doing our regular campus outreach, we saw this girl in FCU. She had the same department with one of our leaders in the university.
I noticed, she had the same name (with the same spelling) with one of our students and so I asked her who gave her that name. I told her that her name and the Diastine that we know were exactly similar. To have the same name is common but to have the same spelling, very unusual. She told me that her mother gave her that name. Then she told us this story (in English version): My mother was once working as an assistant of a doctor in one of the private hospitals in Roxas City. There was this baby girl who keeps coming back in that hospital because she's sickly and she got to assist her often. She found the baby cute and was fascinated by her name. She told herself "Someday, when I am going to have a baby, I would name her also Diastine." Two years later, when my mother got pregnant (with me) and she named me Diastine, just the same with the baby she found cute.... After her story, I asked her "Do you know the meaning of Diastine?" She said "No" and she did not even had a slight idea that it has a meaning. Originally, Diastine is a combination of the names of her parents - Dia and Constantine. Though her mother wasn't able to copy the full name of the baby: Mary Diastine, she still was amazed that her name had actually a meaning.
They met that day and both of them were amazed on how God brought them together in the same university. This new Diastine that we had met that day was able to attend our small group that same day. Please continue to pray for her that she and her friend will continue to attend and will also follow Jesus for the rest of their lives.
I cannot help myself but share this amazing story on how God made one of our students here become very influential!
We are expecting more amazing stories and miracles in the next years to come!
To the Lord Jesus Christ be the glory forever and ever. Amen!