Justina Thomas

From 2016 to present, Justina has been serving as a student missionary among the Palawano people of the Philippines. In December of 2018, while continuing her ministry in the Philippines, she began the transition to career mission service as a volunteer missionary candidate.

I’m a registered nurse working on the Palawano project in the Philippines. 

As a child my mother read us mission stories. I also had close relatives who were in mission work. After I gave my heart to God at 14, I felt God calling me to be a missionary. At 17 I lived in Guyana, South America for a year helping at a secondary school. This experience was life changing. I knew this is what I wanted to do with my life. I also spent a year in India to learn midwifery. After nursing school I was going to get a job for a year and then see about mission work. My family encouraged me to start talking to mission organizations. So I applied to several. AFM called me the next day, they needed a nurse to go to Palawan to cover the clinic while Carrie was in the States transitioning to Career missionary. This was Wednesday, they needed me at training starting that Sunday. I said ok God and went. 

I really love working with God at the clinic. I have seen amazing answers to prayer. People healed from demon possession, oxygen tanks that ran on empty, people alive that should have died.

I love seeing God work in the lives of people, like the girl who said that she didn’t have to be afraid of the ghosts anymore because now she knows what they really are.

For the future I’m transitioning to being a career missionary with AFM and working full time at the clinic here on the Palawan project.

Frontier Stories

Riyana’s Labor

The women tied her to a stretcher and secured the baby’s body in her skirts, and the men prepared to carry her down the steep trail to the clinic.

By: Justina Thomas & Carrie Hann
February 25 2020, 1:28 pm | Comments 0

Saving Myelin

Two hours later we were still short on help, but I told the men that time was running out for Myelin, and we had to go.

By: Justina Thomas
February 01 2020, 1:48 pm | Comments 0

Nini and the Baby

They told her how to breathe. They told her not to fight. It seemed to take forever, but eventually she started making progress. At last, a baby girl was born.

By: Justina Thomas
January 01 2020, 8:40 am | Comments 0


Please pray for Jiklie and his family that they will understand who Jesus is and what He has done for them. Someday I want to live in heaven with Jiklie. Maybe we can dig cassava together.

By: Justina Thomas
December 01 2019, 11:13 am | Comments 0


There is no way to make her understand that everything we do is from hearts filled with love for her. She can’t tell that we are trying to save her life and get her well.

By: Justina Thomas
November 01 2019, 2:08 pm | Comments 0

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