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 servic.

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

Pliding’s Teeth

I am so thankful to God for His help and love every day. I am also thankful to the dentist for her gift of dentures. God sees everyone. He knew I needed teeth. He knows the needs of others, too. Trust Him and take your needs to Him in prayer.

By: Justina Thomas
May 01 2022, 9:33 am | Comments 0

Subliki, the Miracle Boy

Subliki is a living miracle, and we praise God for all the many ways He worked to save his life.

By: Justina Thomas & Carrie Hann
March 01 2022, 9:04 am | Comments 0

What’s in a Bag of Rice?

As I walked home, it struck me. The rice, this is how they say thank you.

By: Justina Thomas
January 01 2022, 3:13 pm | Comments 0

Maman Rupid

My heart swelled with awe and a thanksgiving prayer. Maman has lived here with the missionaries in Kamantian since they first arrived thirty years ago.

By: Justina Thomas
November 01 2021, 8:43 am | Comments 0

Aunty — Uncle Lawangan’s Wife

Please keep Uncle Lawangan and Aunty in your prayers. We long for them to come to know Jesus through their time with us at the clinic.

By: Justina Thomas
September 01 2021, 10:07 am | Comments 0

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