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


Please keep Juritu in your prayers that God will continue to use this experience to draw him and his family to faith. Pray that Juritu will see the love Jesus has for him and Jesus’ power in answer to his own prayers.

By: Justina Thomas
September 01 2020, 9:03 am | Comments 0


Please keep Kibim and his family in your prayers. Pray that his mother will be able to find freedom in Jesus from the curse of the spirits. Pray that Kibim and his sisters will find in Jesus the friend that they so desperately need.

By: Justina Thomas
August 01 2020, 2:08 pm | Comments 0

Gebi the Mission Cat

As much as I love Gebi, there is Someone who loves each of us far more. Whether you have been good or bad, He is always finding new ways to let you know He cares.

By: Justina Thomas
July 01 2020, 8:02 am | Comments 0

House-Call Day

House-call days are some of my favorites. It’s refreshing to get out of the clinic. It’s fun to hike the trails with friends. And it’s nice to see new places, meet new people, and see the patients about whom we wonder and pray.

By: Justina Thomas
June 01 2020, 8:16 am | Comments 0

Our Children

My heart is aching to get back and do my part for Nurida’s children and all of God’s other children there who don’t yet know how much He loves them.

By: Justina Thomas
May 01 2020, 9:01 am | Comments 0

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