It was really a privilege and I feel so blessed that one of my kuyas invited me again to come back to Olongapo for their District Assembly. It’s good to be back to the place that inspired me and made me realize a lot of things last summer vacation. Yes, truly God extends his message of hope through other people.
Throughout that whole time, I was just filled with this feeling of extreme joy and happiness. I know I’ve heard the talk before, but it feels like I realized a lot of new things. Sobrang gumalaw lang yung Diyos nung araw na iyon. Being part of this mission was very humbling. Witnessing the youths from Iba, and how the Lord works in their lives right now, raising their hands towards God, made me realize how blessed I am to be part of this community. And masayang makita na sobrang nag grogrow sila spiritually and alam ko na maraming marami pa ang uhaw na mas makilala at maramdaman ang Panginoon.
Ate Ira was the one who talked about faith. And truly it allows us to be transformed and that transformation radiates within us. She said something like — it is love that works through faith. A person who loves trusts and same with how we love God so much meaning we should be able to entrust our whole life to Him. It is love that’s why we’re here. That’s why we continue to give our whole heart to this mission. That’s why we continue to love those who are difficult to love. That’s why we continue to give our all, to give our time, our treasure, our talent because we love God so much.
The sharings were really good. Sobrang ramdam na ramdaman at kitang kita mo kung paano sila na touch ni Lord and I’m sure the yfls were able to grasp how great God is and if you turned all your worries and dreams to God, ipapanalo niya yon. Sabi nga sa sharing ni Eli, kung masaya ang buhay mo may mas isasaya pa yan. And genuine na makakapagpasaya sayo ay si Lord.
Even though my family’s going through a tough time right now, I’m sure God will get me through it. And it’s really funny how He uses circumstances and people to remind me that He’s always there. Saktong sakto yung message ni Lord for me. God will never take me to anything less. Trust that He is always doing something better and just be faithful. Mahirap man mag surrender ng buong buo, pero sabi nga sa talk never be afraid of committing to the Lord cause life with Him is worth having.
Right now it still overwhelms me because He brings me to places that will leave me in awe of how great He is.
Shared by Jermaine Lim, Campus-based