I first met Jojo when I was a student missionary in the Philippines in 2013. He is now a sophomore at Northern Luzon Adventist College with dreams of becoming a high school mathematics teacher. In addition to working 9 hours a day, 6 days a week, making soy milk and taking 19 units this semester, he is quite involved in school and in the community. Jojo serves as class treasurer of the NLAC School of Education, as a Pathfinder Master Guide staff member, member of the school choir, and a member of the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) in the community. He is in need of help paying his remaining tuition of $170 by the second week of August. All of his earnings go towards his tuition, and his parents can only afford to send him money for food. Any contribution you can make will be whole heartedly appreciated. It will also bring him one step closer to achieving his goal of teaching and reaching kids for God in the mission field.
A personal note from Jojo:
"My name is Jojo Mamolin and I am from Malaggao, Adams in the province Ilocos Norte, Philippines. I am 21 years old and the third eldest child of five siblings. I am also the first of my family to attend college. After I graduated high school in 2014, my parents who are farmers, asked me not to attend college because they could not afford to support me financially. However, my friends encouraged me to enroll at Northern Luzon Adventist College as a working student, so I decided to study mathematics with a focus on secondary education. The past few years I was able to balance studying while working because my courses were minor subjects. But this year, it's been very difficult because almost all of my courses are major subjects. At the same time, the cost of my tuition has been increasing. Now, my parents have asked me to stop studying, return home, and help them with farming.
I’m hoping that someone out there has a big heart to help me pay for my tuition this semester, if not help me complete my bachelor’s degree. I am always praying to God that someday I can make a difference in children’s lives as a missionary high school teacher. Your contribution would allow me to focus on doing well in my classes. With the help I receive, I am willing to help others and give back to my community in the future. Thank you and may God bless you for your generosity."