Last September 20, 2016, the Columban Family welcomed Evangeline "Jinky" Ucol, Jennifer "Jake" Lunor, Lily Faunillan and Linde Zapra to the orientation program of the Columban Lay Missionaries. During the creative liturgy, they shared their hopes, prayers and aspirations as they begin their missionary journey with the Columbans.
Linde Zapra: Linde is from Zamboanga City. She is 35 years old and the eldest and only daughter in the family of 4 children. She completed BS in Secondary Education (Major in English) at Western Mindanao State University and earned units in MA in English Language Studies from the Western Mindanao State University. Her first job was as a tutor and later became a pre-school teacher then high school teacher and finally, as college instructor. Her work as a researcher at the Silsilah Dialogue Movement (SDM) and later a pre-school teacher was a dream job for her and her volunteer work as a catechist in the Catechetical Apostolate Ministry of St. Anthony Mary Claret Parish was a fulfilment of a childhood desire. Linde joined the lay consecrated community of the Emmaus Dialogue Community while she was with SDM. Linde says “Being a missionary has always been my dream – to serve God through the church wherever the call and need may be.”
|November 5, 2016, Integration Day at the Institute of Formation and Religious Studies|