I can say na dumaan pa ako sa butas ng karayom makarating lang sa YFL Conference. Yung feeling na from the very start God is with you, for you to be able to join. Yung feeling na hindi alam ng parents mo na pupunta ka sa YFL Con kasi originally the ticket you bought is for your field trip na hindi na tuloy and you’ve just told them days before your flight, and lot of challenges had happened but, God had already planned where I should be on April 5-7, kaya walang sino man ang makapipigil. Astig talaga si Lord!
Attending this year’s YFL conference was a dream come true and a fulfilling one, for my heart had really been set on fire. Aside from the fact that it was my first time to attend akalain mo ba naman may bonus pa? Pinsakay pa ako ni Lord ng eroplano, hindi nga lang libre but atleast for 19 years of existence nakasakay din. Anyway, I attended the conference with so many fears; worrying about earthly things and above all the health condition of my Lola who only have a little more time here on earth. Since sobrang galing ni Lord, he responded to my fears [as I] arrive – the three sessions.
As kuya Cocoi said, “Bakit tayong mga tao takot tayong mamatay e don din naman tayo pupunta?” Linyang hinding, hinding, hinding, hindi ko makakalimutan that made a big impact to me where I told myself “Boom, Airrene iyon yun oh ang sagot sagot sa takot mo!” God’s ways are always amazing. He will never let you feel alone, lonely, down and empty it is only us who thought about it.
I’m very much thankful to the instruments that God had used for me to be able to join this years’ conference, to be able find the answers to my fear, and to be reminded that I have one big GOD that will never leave me and that nothing is to fear.
For my faith, my heart was set on fire, a fire meant to be shared, for God is the lamp upon our feet. BELIEVE AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND!
By Merry Airrene Hortelano, District of Ozamiz