Transitioning from school principal to administrator was quite hard due to the larger scope of responsibility. But even more than that, I’m having a personal battle with cancer. Juggling my new tasks while undergoing chemotherapy sessions is a challenge, but I’m able to do it because I chose to trust in our faithful God.
My Summit experience gave me a better perspective of my present challenges as servant of God and a leader. My team is better since I started to WOW ideas and potential to life, and my vision is clearer as I plan for the upcoming school year.
The Summit also inspired my grander vision. I want to help cancer patients in the Philippine General Hospital. I believe the Lord has allowed me to experience cancer so that I may understand the suffering and needs of those who are in the battle. God’s faithfulness fuels my passion to raise funds and get others involved for the benefit of these beloved patients.
Attending the Summit helped confirm my calling and understand what needs to be done in my life during this season.
– Maria Eden M. Santiago, school administrator, GCF South Metro Christian School, Philippines