2 weeks. 11 houses.
14 districts. 49 speakers.
153 servants whose hearts were set on fire.
These numbers speak of what happened for the past two weeks of SHOUT marathon. SHOUT stands for Summer House Training; it is the pastoral formation program for every YFL Cluster Servant. It is a week of worship, discipleship, and fellowship.
The entire Summer House Training started with a SHOUT Program Orientation for the service team of each house, which was conducted last April 23 at the Malayan Conference Hall. Two sessions were given then by Kuya Dylan Reyes and by Kuya Kevin Remandaban respectively. One was about the background and concept idea of the SHOUT, on why it is given and what is its desired results. The other session was about the ways of workings, schedule, and program flow of the entire summer house training.
And now, the SHOUT proper. For the first week, eight houses ran the SHOUT from April 30 to May 5. The districts of Antipolo, Cubao, and Novaliches merge into one house with DR Arellano and Tenten Hubac as SHOUT servants for the brothers and sisters respectively. While the districts of Manila, Paranaque, and Pasig to form another set of separate houses for brothers and sisters with Richard Repolona and Leah Dionisio as SHOUT servants. The district of San Pablo from the South Luzon region also had their SHOUT this week, with kuya Rj Moriones as its SHOUT servant.
YFL programs such as Campus-based and High school-based also had their summer house trainings. The Campus-based attendees are the Presidents, Executive Vice Presidents, and Senior Sisters of the campuses. And the High school-based attendees are the High School Area Servants of the different districts.
For the second week, three houses ran the SHOUT from May 7 to 12. This time most of the SHOUT houses and the districts that held it are from the South Luzon region. The districts of Rizal, Lucena, and Gumaca had their training in one house with Jayjay Tropicales as their SHOUT servant. The district of Imus and Lipa also conducted theirs in their own districts with James Adres and Michael Caiga as their SHOUT servants respectively.
The Summer House Training culminated with a Parents Night, a night of celebration and honouring of families who committed to love and serve the Lord. The Holy Mass was celebrated before the program itself was conducted. The Parents Night had but one message and that is to inspire families to declare, “As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD” (cf. Joshua 24:15). Amazing how the Lord spoke, inspired, and empowered one hundred fifty of his sons and daughters together with their families.
The YFL Team would like to thank those who shared their houses to us for the SHOUT; to those who made themselves available in sharing their love and knowledge of the Lord through the different training workshops and sessions; and to those who prayed and supported the entirety of the program for its success.
May the Lord bless us!