MelRish Dekada : MJ’s Story

MJ was hired as a cinematographer almost 2 years ago. Her testimony is just one of the many MelRish team member’s stories that will become part of this company’s culture legacy. As a team, we know that we did not cross paths accidentally and that God has bigger plans for us. And here is her story:

This was my story before traveling to Georgia

My employer decided to celebrate their 10th year Anniversary. We were surprised that the plan was to go out of the country, knowing this great news – I tried to look back and remember that I was only dreaming of having a company trip with my colleague way back when I was 21 years old from my previous job. There were people who were closed to me and saw what I went through, they knew my plans, dreams and my prayers – I know it was too broad and dreamy and way too far to reach. I remember when I told them

that “One of these days, hoping I can find a job that we can travel to different places” and my colleagues started to

react, “Isama mo naman ako sa pangarap mo”, “ang bata mo pa para isipin yan, pero sige ipush

mo yan”.

Everyday, I tell the Lord what was my heart’s desire. When I was 23, even I was so afraid, it was faith, thinking that God will never leave me, then I decided to quit my job and get out of my comfort zone.

After the long search and waiting…

God revealed The Melrish Studio, September 2017. Until now, I can’t express how grateful I am of what God has blessed me with, from my employers through my colleagues. God gave me peace that this is the company I have been praying for. “My child, I needed you to be bold and you haven’t took any shortcuts but you finish the process. I see you keep on trusting me. You have taken the leap. I know you worked so hard and waited for this. Now it is done – this is for you.”


And finally, the company trip I want to experience was held last May 21st to 25th. What I have been imagining happened – the bond, listening to different life stories, laughing out loud, sing along, taking photos and most especially having time to pray together. Also, I was planning to go to Georgia alone (I have a year ago post on facebook (“Georgia, Armenia, Egypt and Jordan”) but God has another plan, Georgia trip was with Melrish Family. I was amazed again.

Iʼm touched and inspired by Ate Melonʼs goal why she plans to celebrate their 10th year with us, she quoted, “This trip is something we wanted to give to our team. Working in The MelRish Studio requires a lot of passion

and dedication and that is why we are passionate about our
team. When I saw their smiles and how they have bonded with each other, my heart was filled with joy. Mission accomplished -we have broken down walls and made connections that will help us understand each other and work better. One day, I will look back at how God has been good to us. I am accountable for leading this team and fulfilling His purpose. And if asked what kind of leader I strived to be, I would answer, “To be a leader that inspires and serves others. A servant leader like Christ.”

Thank you Melrish! Thank you for letting us experience what is life and how great is God with you. And thank you also for letting me experience this with my sister.

Itʼs not easy, but it will be worth it.

Searching for a job is not easy, but if you have a heart of determination and think of your love ones, you will find one that fits you, all of these will be worth it in the end. Remember in life, there are no shortcuts in reaching your goals, there are walls that will stop you, there are circumstances and there are setbacks, sometimes “you” is your battle, may you not allow comparison grew, mold into your own shape but not in the same mold everyone else uses to grow. You will thrive at your own pace as a winner of your own race.

God answered my prayer but this doesn’t let me stop thanking Him for all that He has done for me and for my family. I’m still a working progress, I know God is preparing me again for next chapters of my life. Again, pain and joy will kick in! Another

molding process awaits, I still need to learn from everyone’s experiences and from myself. Allow yourself to fail and gather all the lessons from the past, you will carry it for the next season.

Promises that you can carry through your seeking:
1. Be still and know that I am God – Psalms 46?10

2. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. – Jeremiah 29?11

When I was 22, these songs has been into my Coping Up
Playlist 🙂
•Hello Cold World x

Paramore https:// v=7n88760Bb8o
•Ain’t it fun x Paramore https:// v=Izx9ADLjgbM

•Superheroes x The Script https:// v=IowZqZHJ-cA

And to those who want to watch our team adventure in Tbilisi, here is a video directed and edited by Jed

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Melon here! My husband and I founded The MelRish Studio in 2009. I’m a photographer, filmmaker, entrepreneur, traveler, wife, mom, and a follower of Christ. This blog is my musings about our adventures, growing our team, the events and brand stories that we tell, and the lessons we learn along the way.

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