I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus at the age of 12.

Lupus is an auto-immune disease where my Immune System fails to function properly.

Instead of protecting my body, it attacks my other internal organs.

The cause and cure are not known. I am dying little by little.

But at the age of 15, I was invited to the X-MEN Summer Youth Camp in Iba, Zambales.

There, I got to know more about Jesus more than ever.

I realized that He is all I need– more than any healing.

I acknowledge all my frailties before God and put my faith in His Son Jesus Christ,

who loved me and gave Himself for me.

I may have lots of limitations and little life to live, but I am secure with the eternal life GOD has given me.

GOD’s power is sufficient in our weaknesses, so I pour out all of them unto Him to serve in His ministry

to disciple people and go to missions.

The year the doctors told me I was supposed to die was the same year God healed me completely of Lupus.

GOD still works miracles.

GOD healed me and revealed His glory in my utmost frailty.

Maria Loreza Jimenez (Missionary in Cambodia)

Maria Loreza Jimenez (Missionary in Cambodia)