Pasay City – Metro Manila Limitless Youthfest 2013. Last November 10, 2013, around 2,400 youth from all over Metro Manila gathered at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City to experience our Limitless God.
The event started with the Holy Rosary led by the school-based leaders, Andy Gruet from Campus and Donita Dela Cruz from High School, followed by the opening worship led by Kuya Jocas Javier.
Cedric Cammayo and Ate Tenten Hubac, Youthfest emcees, led the crowd in its first segment: The UNLIshow, which were opened by the YFL DC and JBand. Each district performs its YFL Flash. There were different performances from the BOB (Best of the Best) Dancers and Singers. YFL versions of the popular shows, The Singing Bee and Ka-loka-like, also happened.
The afternoon started with Kuya Ren Oray, YFL Parañaque, leading the crowd into prayer, which opened the Praise Concert. It continued onto the first session, Limitless in Christ, which was given by Kuya Rj Moriones, Philippine Mission Coordinator. He talked about how limitless God and his power and love is.
God’s limitless power and love was testified through the sharings of Jed Cajolo, High School-based President of the Holy Child Academy, Novaliches, and of Ate Reñee Mariano, High School Program Servant of Cubao.
The second session, Limitless in Faith, followed. It was given by Kuya DR Arellano, Mission Volunteer and Cubao’s District Servant. He talked about how faith is the realization of the things we hoped for and evidence of things unseen (cf. Hebrews 11:1).
Video sharings of Abby Ramirez, Novaliches, Philip Dela Vega and Jermain Lim of Parañaque, proved to us that God can transform our own limitations to a lot of limitless possibilities because of his grace and our faith.
The Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament succeeded the two sessions that were given. It was presided by YFL’s Spiritual Director, Reverend Father Francis Gustilo, SDB. He exhorted how God has chosen to be limited, to be in the form of Bread, so that we, who are limited, can become limitless.
Kuya Gam Guarnes, Visayas Regional Coordinator, led the whole assembly into praisefest after the exposition.
The whole event ended with the highest form of worship, the Holy Eucharist, which was presided by CFC FFL Lucena’s Family Ministries Spiritual Director, Reverend Father Warren Puno.