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The lifetime dedication and commitment of this lay worker in the work of evangelization gives so much hope and inspiration in this Year of Faith. At 82, Juanita Martinez Rivera or Nanay Nene as people in her place call her is very much involved in the catechetical ministry of St. Lorenzo Parish in the Diocese of Iligan, despite her advanced age. Rivera, who turned 82 last March 26, served the local communities of Mindanao for 70 years as a catechist, a lay minister and parish worker.