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Kriscel Santoyo | B1G South Singles Ministry

Kriscel Santoyo

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I received Jesus as my Lord and Savior when I was 7 years old. My older sister shared the gospel to me when I was asking her questions about the bible.

I grew up in a Christian family where my mom stood as the spiritual leader. My dad on the other hand rarely attended church services with us, but today I praise God that he’s more willing and open to it.

I told myself when I was young, I’ll only be in a relationship with someone of the same faith. Those were just empty words when I never even had a Christian boyfriend. My relationships were epitome of disobedience to God and to my parents since I’m only allowed to have a boyfriend after college.

Even though I know that I am saved and I love and honor God, I never really felt close to Him. It was easy for me to get distracted and compromise my faith with shallow relationships and worldly pleasures.

One day my other older sister saw on Facebook about Singles Connect at CCF Alabang and asked me to accompany her. She also asked me to register in True Life 2013 after.

During the retreat I got baptized and committed to follow God. It wasn’t an easy and immediate track to a Spirit-filled life after. Even after the retreat, I still struggled. My worth then was based on what people say when it should’ve been anchored on Jesus’ love.

The retreat became the key though of me meeting my Dgroup. Growing up as a Christian made me believe that I already knew enough about God. But when I finally decided to purposely spend time with Him and with my Dgroup, my relationship with God became intimate and beyond head knowledge.

I felt that God was really working in my heart, and asking me to make Him my number 1 again. He convicts us when we’re about to make decisions that are not God-glorifying and blesses your obedience.

Today, I am privileged to be used by the Lord as a discipler and serve in B1G BF Homes. Deep in my heart, I want to shine for Jesus and bring people to Him. I want them to feel the same overflowing love and joy because only Jesus can truly satisfy our hearts’ desire.

I am still a work in progress as I continue to live by my life verse which is Philippians 1:21 “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.”

To Him be all the glory and praise!