Seed of Faith: Sharing my graduation speech

Seed of Faith

Once there was a girl, living the dream she aspired to accomplish. she had rough times but she trusted God.  Graduation Video. Be blessed and thank God after watching this. God bless you!

Trust God in all your endeavors. Pray and move mountains with Him.


Miracles are real… We experience it daily

My dad endured nine(9) hospitalization; 5 of them spent in the ICU. I just want to take this opportunity to minister to all of you who are weary. God listens to all of our prayers. We just  have to trust His will and accept His gift of salvation. How? Trust Him as your personal Lord and Savior. Accept and live for Him and He will give you what you need; not what you want all the time but He will give you better options.

We are not complaining about our situation. We can minister for the glory of God who provided all our needs.

You know, we don’t have enough means but God touches people to give to Dad’s medication. Let me share what we have to endure each day and how God has been so faithful…

Dad is a pastor and an electrical engineer. He had been called by God to minister in Dubai where he ministered for 20 years. Last 2012, he retired and went home .

In my book, A Triumphant Detour, you could read the 1st three stays in Unihealth. That challenge made him minister more…

One dialysis session is a new hope for us. He has to undergo dialysis 3 times a week and given a chance, I wanted to be there every time there’s one. But I can’t do that. I thank God for all the B-Braun nurses…. they took care of Dad as if they are family. and they are now. I even had friendships to some of the beautiful souls of the B-Braun family. I am a fan… on how they take care of each patient; remarkable.

One of my prayers is to create a book for the dialysis patients. Maybe some other time.

I apologize for not blogging because I am an employee now. Will update you with my everyday one time. That’s a great gift for me through Ma’am Des and Mayor Arman Dimaguila. Their trust mean a lot to me. Thank you!

I pray that when you read this, you would thank God for a healthy body.

Every day, we are thanking God for miracles.. One time, when my Mom was talking about Dad’s journey… I stopped and said to myself, “How can someone in this situation take every thing as if nothing happens. IT IS GOD’S GRACE.”

We faced everyday challenges but we can choose how to face it.

Start smiling now… God is in control. 🙂

God bless you all.



75th at 65

Thank you for all your prayers

Dad had his 75th dialysis session this day. We presented this video to our extended family, the B-Braun nurses.

IN behalf of the Castro Family, we are forever grateful to God that we met this beautiful souls… We will be releasing more videos soon 🙂

Here you go!


#Racqui_Says: #FeelsFest2017 Recap

Usually, Mama Lelen and Inay were my constant companions during literary events but this time, I enjoyed being with my HS best friend, Andrea (Iza Calzado) hehe. We arrived just in time. Like 2-4 minutes before 2PM. ahaha sorry! Traffic. We (Aeus, Yeyet and I) were supposed to have lunch but it ended up a hi-goodbye thing. Haha Bawi ako sa susunod. (I will make it up next time) ahaha. we got selfie before A leaves ahaha

Well, I enjoyed at Commune… why?

  1. Got to launch my autobiography there! It’s like a dream come true for me to share my story to the live readers and the rest of the romanceclass community as well.
  2. I got to meet Kaith(finally!), Rix, and Yeyet… my editors!
  3. I got UNLI hugs from GIO GAHOL! ahaha and the words from him after the event is love! ahaha
  4. Spent time with my fave people! Romance class community!
  5. 2 of my books were sold! That’s a blessing!
  6. Happy birthday MINA!!!! Yes, we were able to surprise her for a change.
  7. But she made bawi ahaha THE STAGED AND THE KISS! I am not prepared at all… I was like staring while holding my heart ahaha I want to faint  sana ahaha kaso I cant ahaha
  8. Spent time with JOHANNA! FINALLY! I think she surprised us ahaha
  9. The most exciting part is the reading from Yeyet… My words . . . Her voice!
  10. Share your blessings. I gave loot bags for those who helped me in promoting A Triumphant Detour . . .
  11. The International authors!

I just want to take this time to thank the romanceclass community for the acceptance. I may not be able to go to our gatherings as often as it should be but you will be in my heart forever!

To the live readers, thank you for all the feels. See you soon! Take care!

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Purpose and Worth

Now, I understand why God allowed Cerebral Palsy to be in my life. It is because He will use it for His own glory. Yes, I am differently able. But it doesn’t hinder me to fulfill His wonderful and amazing plan for my life.

After I graduated from college, God allowed me to be disappointed in finding work. He wanted me to focus myself in His ministry. I led few missions and was trained for a greater work ahead of me.

He directed my path into His ministry because my future job would be a bigger one. He allowed me to be hurt, allowed me to grow in the harder way, and amazingly, I was trained for the job God had prepared me to do.

Although I made a few mistakes in my past, God allowed it to be part of my wonderful testimony; for His glory alone.

Now, I am prepared for another triumphant path as a missionary by heart. I know it will not be easy… but God is with me to fulfill another of His wonderful plan for my life.

To God be the glory!


A Triumphant Detour Book Launch #ATriumphantDetour #ATDRacqui

I planned for a separate book launch on Styling Serendipity but ended up launching it in a #romanceclass event. I planned to submit my autobiography to a publisher but ended up having a self-published paperback!

That’s how God redirect my career into a better one.

August 12, 2017. A date that I will never ever forget. A day where I risk all my efforts to an unsure book launch. I trusted God that much. If that is His will, He will provide.

I already told you about my current job as a staff in Binan City Hall. I think it was the answer for a prayer I had when I submitted my plan of having a book launch to the church council of my home church (Jesus Christ Rules Bible Christian Church).

The church provided me the venue and a committee. Well, I only asked for the venue but they offered me to have a book launch committee. The committee is composed of my dear friends… Thank you!

I prayed so hard that God had answered me; a job for the expenses of the book launch.

All I can share is the AVPs I prepared a week before the launch. Yes… I have to wake up 3 AM just to collate and make the AVPs


MYNP Best Nanay 2015

Racquel Sarah The Author

Seed of Faith

God’s Faithfulness for 33 years

Some of the pictures at the launch . . .

Thank you Ma’am Des Dimaguila, Ms. Virgie Alatiit, and GAD Officemates!!

Thank you to my family, friends, author friends, churchmates!

To God be the glory, honor, and praise!



Just A Matter of Seconds… A day at B-Braun Dialysis Center #hemodialysis #dialysis

Nurse Amer Hussein Pagadilan facilitated the first phase of dialysis session


You all know about my father as I shared to all of you that he is undergoing dialysis. I visited my dad in B-Braun Dialysis Center. It is located at the 2nd floor, Unihealth Southwoods Hospital and Medical Center.

Dad’s Journey:

Click on this link —> An Amazing God We Serve

Some of my observations:

  • There are some patients who are positive despite what he/she had been going through
  • There are patients who are not smiling at all. Maybe they were undergoing certain things on their minds…
  • The nurses . . . aside from their good looks (naks . . . mga kapatid ko kasi yan ahaha) they treated all of their patients as their extended family.
  • I talked to some of the dialysis patients and I can see how God is molding them to be strong like Dad’s disposition.

I want to make a shout out to those families undergoing dialysis treatment:

  1. Accept: The first thing you need to do. Just like any other disability or ailment, we need to accept and embrace that sickness with open arms and know that we have a BIG GOD to help and overcome our fears, anxiety and pain.
  2. Listen: Listen to the doctors… they know what they are doing. If they say to have a fistula, go for it!
  3. Research: Get a book about dialysis and ask the doctor if possible.
  4. Get Involve: We assure our Dad that we visit him or just check on him when he is scheduled having a dialysis. It will help the patients if they know that you care and love them
  5. Pray for them: The weapon to every problem is a prayer. It is the most important task I guess and the most powerful one too.

Thank you to our friends and the dedicated nurses of B-Braun Dialysis Center namely:

  1. Conrado C. Carvajal II “Ron”
  2. Carlo Nino G. Cayco
  3. Amer Hussein Pagadilan
  4. Klarise Ann Paris
  5. Marites Medina
  6. Kevin Murillo
  7. Irwin Paras
  8. Christian Rotap
  9. Charisse Frejas
  10. Ma. Kassandra Venturosa “Casey”
  11. Gerald Malabanan

Mga kapatid . . . salamat sa pagmamahal at sa weekly na pagligtas sa buhay ng madaming tao lalo na ang dad ko . . . Mahal ko kayong lahat!

(Bros and sissies . . . thank you for the love and for saving the lives of many people especially my dad . . . I love you all.. )


A Triumphant Detour Book Launch

2 weeks to go . . .

I will be releasing my autobiography here in the Philippines! Since my last contract expired last year, I planned to release it here. So, I wrote the newly elected council of our church, Jesus Christ Rules Bible Christian Church, to be the venue because I know it’s for free. Thank you for allowing me to launch my book in my beloved place, the church.

Aside from the place, the church gave me a book launch committee namely Tin Manalaysay, Lang Handayan, Kokai Leoncio, Mark Argota, Chesca Taino, and Omi Serrano. Thank you guys for the effort and time!

Here’s the FaceBook Event Page:

The regular price of the paperback of A Triumphant Detour is PHP. 300.00 but you can save 20 pesos if you buy at the launch or pre-order at this link >>>

For techie friends out there…

Pre-order your eBook at:



You are invited . . . I know you can come . . . see you there!

Thanks to our sponsors: JMD Copy and Prints, Talecraft Publishing, Deli Bread, Yeyet Soriano and Jesus Christ Rules Bible Christian Church