I started working with Central Philippine University in 2005. After working for six years, I faced unemployment.
I took the risk of quitting my job at 43 years old for the cause of justice and dignity.
I resolved to resign after experiencing the harsh treatment of insults, intrigues, lies, and prejudices. These things manifested in many ways, and the worst was when they diminished my wages. I told my wife it was time to go and look for better opportunities.
Before submitting my resignation on 31 March 2011, I filed for a six-month leave without pay.
Following my filing of a case at the National Labor Relations Commission on 1 October 2010, I submitted my application for a leave without compensation for six months.
I just wanted to avoid further persecution while my labour complaint was developing.
How I supported my family for six months without salary was a matter that our Almighty God resolved.
Creekside Baptist Church, a house church in Sambag, Jaro, Iloilo, invited me as their interim pastor in October 2010. Their offer affirmed my pastoral calling, and so I accepted willingly.
After I accepted the invitation, on the same day, I received three invitations for online writing and search engine optimization projects through oDesk (now Upwork).
What a blessing and affirmation of support.
One of them was the “David” from Canada, who knocked out my worries about unemployment.
He offered 30 hours a week of work, then adjusted it to 40 hours a week after I decided to work solely for him. Not only that, David later employed my wife as well to work with me.
After losing my job at Central Philippine University, my wife and I gained full-time employment in Canada.
What the God-sent “Davids” knocked out
I am listing this to share God’s goodness and justice, how literal and actual He does things to those who believe in His mighty power.
- “Goliath” doubted my gift of administration.
- “David” appointed me as the interim pastor of His church. Our Canadian David made me the Project Manager of his online marketing department, working on 14 car dealers based in Canada.
- “Goliath” diminished my salary and benefits
- David offered me five times more than what I was receiving at CPU.
- “Goliath” removed staff members working with me.
- David assigned me to recruit and manage online staff workers from all over the world.
- “Goliath” criticized my management of Link and the Unigames 2009 assignments.
- David assigned me to manage as many as 14 websites. Ten of them are big car dealers in Canada.
Indeed, what happened was proof that God sent His “David” to fight and defeat our “Goliath”. He never fails His promise of deliverance, and He never runs out of noble deliverers.
Today, 31 March 2012, marks when I terminated my work with CPU two years ago, but I would instead think of it as an anniversary of my liberation from leadership that wreaks injustice, pride, and jealousy. And the start of the new abundant season.
I worked with David’s company for a year. Thank you, dear God, for sending us “David”. We will never forget your goodness as long as we live. Later, his company issued a certificate of employment to credit my year-long service.
I won my labour case, and CPU repaid me for the honorarium they held back from giving me for six months—big thanks to our brilliant lawyer, Atty. Gracious Espinosa.
Indeed, King David is right in praying, “All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.”