Dr. Mateo reminds WHEN members to keep Jesus at the center

Dr. Mateo reminds WHEN members to keep Jesus at the center

Out of duty to the family, Dr. Leonila Ramos Mateo left a successful dentistry practice in Las Pinas to come to Canada.

“My brother petitioned us,” Dr.Mateo said during the 14th Women’s Heart Engaging Network (WHEN) Ladies’ Night Out, November 2, at the Edmonton Inn.

Speaking to more than 100 ladies, Dr. Mateo recalled the struggles of becoming a newcomer in a new country specially adjusting to the winter season.

It was not easy, she said, but she just worked hard and smart and one of the keys to her success is her continued faith Jesus Christ, making the Savior the center of all her endeavors.

Dr. Mateo has continued her dentistry practice in Edmonton. “Dentistry work, I find it very rewarding,” she said.
WHEN Edmonton members have been meeting twice a year, according to Allen Briones, for big gatherings and in small meetings every week to keep in touch with members.

Briones and Evelyn Tejada made the meeting a lively night for everyone as emcees, keeping the momentum all through the night with various activities like raffle draws, gift giving and dances.

WHEN was established in 2008 with the mission to connect women to Jesus and the local church.

Photos by Moses Billacura | Alberta Filipino Journal

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