‘Jasmin has shown us the true way to live like Jesus.’ (Mark Coupe, UK Christian Bikers)
Rarely have I felt so proud of another person’s achievement. One week ago, this remarkable woman was in intensive care in hospital, in the Philippines. Today, amazingly, she mustered the prayerful energy and resolve to attend a graduation ceremony, alongside her classmates, to collect her professional teachers’ certificate. Hers has been an incredible journey to get this far. It started when, as a small child living in abject poverty on a jungle mountainside, she took on responsibility to take care of her siblings. In later years, in spite of her impressive achievements at school, she sacrificed her own education to support her younger sister’s instead.
Six years ago, whilst now working hard at all hours to support her own children, she resigned from her job to prevent other workers being made redundant. By a miracle of God, however, it opened up an unexpected opportunity for her to study after all, at a university for the poor. She prayed and seized the chance with both hands. The uniquely passionate, visionary and principled example she set for tutors and other students led her quickly to be elected as Student President, a high-pressured and time-consuming role that, nevertheless, created a platform to transform the university culturally and physically. At times, her integrity stance cost her dearly.
The Covid-19 lockdown extended her course by more than a year. Just as she was entering the final stage, a terrifying super-typhoon hit the area where she lives and completely shattered her home. She and her children were forced to squat in a nearby building, whilst she pressed on with her studies with only intermittent power and patchy internet access. Other people were affected badly too. She (quietly) gave away her own laptop to another poor student and then somehow, astonishingly, managed to complete her classes, research and assignments, all on the tiny screen of a mobile phone. She did the same throughout her entire licensure studies too.
Jasmin – your humble and courageous example is a true inspiration in this world. Congratulations!!
4/2/2023 06:17:07 pm
Congratulations Jasmin. So richly deserved 👏👏👏
8/2/2023 12:07:12 pm
Congratulations Jasmin and thank you for being such a shining example to us all. Your courage, tenacity and determination is humbling. I hope you enjoy this achievement. Many will be blessed through your teaching.
4/2/2023 06:18:12 pm
Congratulations Jasmin, hope you're feeling better X
4/2/2023 06:18:43 pm
We are sooooooo proud of you. Well done x
Coleen Hunter Wallmann
4/2/2023 06:19:52 pm
Congratulations Jasmin. Well done and well deserved. May the Lord bless your future. 💕
Coleen Hunter Wallmann
4/2/2023 06:25:18 pm
She is looking stunning and I trust feeling much better. xx
4/2/2023 06:21:11 pm
Well Done and congratulations Jasmin.
4/2/2023 06:21:44 pm
Wonderful news! Congratulations Jasmin.
4/2/2023 06:22:08 pm
Well done Jasmin.
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4/2/2023 06:24:16 pm
That’s absolutely fantastic Jasmin, & richly deserved!
8/2/2023 07:38:02 pm
Absolutely wonderful story, & in many ways SO similar to Lerma Estenzo Branzuela Blore’s own story. Much love to you all.
4/2/2023 06:26:48 pm
Congratulations 🎉🎈🎊 Inside and out ❤️ enjoy your very special day 🎉
4/2/2023 06:27:49 pm
5/2/2023 01:38:45 pm
Congratulations on all your achievements. May God continue to bless you and your family with many blessings.
Elise Van Vessem
4/2/2023 06:28:44 pm
Gorgeous ❤️❤️ Congratulations 🎉
4/2/2023 06:29:30 pm
Wonderful, well done Jasmin, congratulations!
4/2/2023 06:30:44 pm
Congratulations Jasmin x
5/2/2023 01:49:09 pm
We are all so so proud of you Jasmin. X
4/2/2023 06:31:30 pm
4/2/2023 06:32:40 pm
Well done, Jasmin!
4/2/2023 06:34:12 pm
Wonderful! You look well again. Bless you.
4/2/2023 06:37:20 pm
Oh so fantastic 😍😍😍 Congratulations Jasmin ❤️❤️ I’m very happy for you.💎
4/2/2023 06:38:31 pm
Well done, Jasmin, congratulations! Xxxxxxxx
4/2/2023 06:40:41 pm
Well done Jasmin. Well-deserved!! 😃🙏🏆👏💫
4/2/2023 06:46:39 pm
4/2/2023 08:56:06 pm
Congratulations Jasmin 👏🎉 👩🏻🎓
4/2/2023 09:40:26 pm
Really delighted to hear of Jasmin's graduation. What an achievement given everything. Definitely a book in there! Great to hear a continuing and amazing story! Please pass on to Jasmin both our congratulations and our love.
4/2/2023 10:20:55 pm
# I owe everything to God! To the kind hearted people touched by him like Coach Nick & his family as well,my UK Christian Bikers family,Coach Nick friends in the UK,Germany,Australia and Scotland. # I love you all for standing with me in sickness and health and in every challenges after all these Years!!! I have the honor to present to you my licensure certificate as a sign of appreciation for all the effort,prayers and countless support to me to my family,to my fellow Filipinos who belong to societal struggles. May Jesus bless you all each day and lput you under his care. #I Salute you all for celebrating with me!!!❤️❤️❤️🥰🥰🥰🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳
5/2/2023 01:46:21 am
A fascinating real life story! Indeed the formula to one's success is almost always faith in God, perseverance and courage. Congratulations Jasmin! Philippines and UK are proud of you!
Yvonne Davina Mannell
5/2/2023 03:14:28 am
Congratulations Jasmin!! 🥳🥳🥳
5/2/2023 09:01:47 am
Congratulations Jasmin. What an incredible achievement!
5/2/2023 11:00:18 am
All the best, colleague! 🙏🌟
5/2/2023 07:06:54 pm
Lovely to hear about Jasmin. Please give her my congratulations! What an amazing accomplishment in the face of much adversity. I hope she is feeling better now and able to take it a little easier for the next few days. She is a truly remarkable woman and a great inspiration to us all.
5/2/2023 09:36:03 pm
Oh, herzliche Glückwünsche auch von uns, sie ist wirklich eine sehr starke Frau, die für ihre Ziele hart arbeitet👍🏻. Warum musste sie denn auf die Intensivstation?😳...
5/2/2023 10:32:37 pm
I see Jasmin has graduated. Pass my congratulations to her. Fingers crossed she gets her wish to be a teacher soon 😃
5/2/2023 10:37:33 pm
You must be very proud of her!
6/2/2023 02:37:23 pm
What a fantastic achievement! Hope Jasmin is ok after being in intensive care and you can celebrate with her soon.
6/2/2023 10:50:23 pm
Well done Jasmin👏👏👏.
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