Smoking is really a big issue among teenagers these days
Christ above all!On behalf of the NWPAC UMYF’ers I would like to extend my warm greetings to the delegates of the Annua Conference. I am joyful to report to you our ministries.Organization (Execom and Council Meetings, Conferences)First AYCM- held at the Immanuel UMC, San Fernando City, La Union on June 6-7, 2008 with 33 delegates attended with two deaconesses and two pastors. Our main agenda was program planning for whole conference year; we have also elected new officer in the said council meeting.Special AYCM- last September 6-7, 2009 at the Baguio City UMC, we discussed about the caravan training, caravan mission and its Itineraries attended by district presidents and annual officers and youth coordinators.Mid- Year Rally 2008- the district presidents reported on the said activity and this was also the training for the Christmas Institute Bible study. This was incorporated to the caravan training held at the Capariaan UMC, Sta Cruz, Ilocos Sur with 14 delegates coming from the 3 districts ISD, IND, NEPD, no representative from SEPD.61st Annual Youth Conference- this was started last April 21, 2009 and we just recently ended this afternoon April 23, 2009 in Tamurong first, UMC, Candon Ilocos Sur, 15 delegates attended (IND-6, ISD-5, NEPD- 4, and SEPD-0). We incorporated the Summer Institute bible study training, with a Biblico-Theological Reflection on the theme “UMYFP: An Empowered Community of Faith Straining Toward a Strong Nation by Pastor Agosto B. Dosdosen. We have also conducted a Seminar on Financial Management with Engr. Allan John Floresca General Manager of Stern Mall Candon City as our speaker. We are very thankful that our Bishop Rudy Juan and his spouse Dr. Juan visited us and give us words of encouragement and prayed for us as youth leaders.
Being a servant of the Lord in His vineyard, it is not our duty totally to serve the people instead the Lord Jesus Christ so that no one could blame us what things we are going to do. It’s difficult to pretend that you can do everything; you can act as a perfect Christian, you can commit all your time, all your best, and you can do that others want you to, you could be a great leader…you…you…you, all eyes could be focused only in yourself.I know that while I am delivering these observations and our general insights, there might be a lot of people who will react. Please be fair and be guided by love.I would like to give my testimony as a student and as a leader. I’ve been in this ministry as an officer for almost 6 years now. I enjoyed every moment of my life serving the Lord. Masaya, nakaka-bless because of abundant blessings He is pouring into my life and even into my family. That’s the reason why I never give up. I’m in my fourth year in college now. Hopefully, I will graduate in October with His grace and blessings. I have my busy schedule in school, but I’ve tried to do everything to continue the ministry I have now in our conference. Why am I saying this you my dear friends? It’s because I don’t even have the chance to explain my part. Tao lang din po kami na nagkakamali at may hangganan.
It’s sizzling hot in Manila and all over the Philippines. Everywhere you go, you’d feel the summer heat. The streets of Manila can fry you if you don’t have an umbrella. Lots of people are trooping to the beaches, to the cool mountains and other places where they can enjoy the company of friends and family.Some other things are sizzling hot.While their peers are busy in recreation and having fun, these young people are enjoying a different kind of fun, they participate in the programs of the church for youth and young adults.What’s in store for young people this year? A lot!
by Mark Journey L. FerminPresident, United Methodist Youth Fellowship in the PhilippinesPangasinan Philippines Annual Conferencedelivered during the annual conference session of PPACTo our newly elected […]