Sogod, Southern Leyte — Eastern Visayas Limitless Youthfest 2013. “God is good?” “So good! Sogod, Sogod, So God!” This was the opening message of Tito Sanjie Gan as he welcome the delegates to the Regional Youthfest in Marian Family Center, Sogod, Southern Leyte. It was attended by almost 200 YFLs from [the] different provinces of Eastern Visayas.
The morning started with an opening worship led by Matthew Guillermo of Lao-ang ,which reminded the delegates that they were there because God wants them to be there. In the first half of the afternoon, the delegates attended different workshops: Witnessing to the Young by Kuya Julius Eguia for YFL Coordinators, he reminded that being a coordinator is not just supporting the youth, its also about being a witness to the young. Pastoral care and Worship Workshops by Kuya Ren Oray and Albert Cachero of the UST Campus for the YFL Servant leaders, they teach them on how to lead a worship for brothers, what posture of the heart for sisters. They were also taught on how they would pastor their members under them effectively. Friendship Evangelization Challenge by Ate Hannah Riñoza for the general members, where she reminded them that evangelization is a call for everyone. In the second half of the afternoon: Coordinators Forum by Kuya Dylan Reyes for coordinators, the forum talks about the YFL as a ministry and ended up by assessing their respective district. Lastly, Cool Catholics: Pray Like No Other by Jermaine Lim of the Campus-based for servant leaders and general members, she reminded that prayer is very important and deeper meaning of it.
The evening started with a worship led by Angelo Catuday of Tacloban, where he thanked the Lord for giving them the privilege to be there despite of all the challenges they faced. It was followed by the first session “Limitless in Christ” by Kuya Dylan Reyes, he reminded the YFLs that we become limitless if we have that deeper relationship with God. The session ended with an exposition given by Rev. Fr. Msgr. Nestor Astillo, where he tells the young that faith should never end as long as we live because faith is our key to heaven. The night ended with a closing praisefest led by Albert Cachero, where he rallied the YFLs that we become limitless because our God is limitless, that we can do anything because we have limitless God.
Second day started with a Holy Mass by Rev. Fr. Toti followed by second session “Limitless in Faith” by Kuya Julius Eguia, he talked about that we have to be limitless in faith for us to be limitless and not be limited of the things that affects us. The day ended with a praisefest led by Serge Matugas, in his prayer, he asked the top leaders of different areas to pray over their own areas and rallying them to fully commit to God who is limitless for us to be limitless in service.
This Limitless Youthfest has been a spirit filled weekend to all of the delegates. They were being reminded that if we have limitless God we can too be limitless, we just need to acknowledge His invitation of having a deeper relationship with Him.