Tuesday, December 28, 2010


I got birthday greetings from a special friend who is outside the country at about 12:03AM December 25, 2010, she forwarded her message to her sister and her sister forwarded it to me.

Specially Composed for twitart

Today is your natal day, the day were God gave you the gift of life. The time your parents experiences NIRVANA of your existence. This is the day your relatives and siblings rejoiced. Always remember you are so special, not only to your love ones but for all the people who love you for who you are. You are indeed a gift, a blessing, the masterpiece of the heavenly father.


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Our Activity Recently

The GCI-Cagayan de Oro youths have a new way to spend a Sunday afternoon, and it started today. It started with the idea of getting them exposed to public speaking...so, the idea was to revive the "Spokesman Club."

The Club during the break.

And so, we started it this day. With the Director with us, the Youth officers too, the youths and the supporting elders of the church gathered to start this new adventure of the youths here.

What were our goals here? It is to develop whole personality and Christian fellowship.

This club is designed to contribute to the development of the whole personality. Development of a pleasant and effective voice is encouraged. Proper appearance in dress, posture, manner and facial expression is stimulated by the club program.

Development of sincerity, friendliness, enthusiasm and humor is encouraged by specific speech opportunities and helpful criticisms. The qualities of poise, wisdom and quick thinking on one's feet are stimulated.

The development of Christian character based on the qualities of love, wisdom, sincerity and humility is certainly a foremost goal of Spokesman Club. Jesus Christ stated, "Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks" (Matthew 12:34). Since, in the end, you say what you are, this presents a tremendous challenge to all club members to truly become an instrument in God's hands.

The mastery of self-will and vanity, made necessary by constantly speaking before others; the self-discipline required to properly prepare effective and helpful speeches regularly - these factors contribute toward the development of strong Christian character.

The many opportunities for actively and outwardly showing love and a spirit of service in all phases of the club's program is a continuing stimulus to become more like Christ - and to live according to His basic precept: "It is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35).

The second main purpose for this is to provide opportunities for Christian fellowship and recreation. The regular club meetings, together with occasional club outings, provide these opportunities.

This afternoon, we started with the first topic which is about "This Is My Life", an introduction of ourselves. Why is it that we have to talk about ourselves? The answer is that, one of the chief causes of self-consciousness is a fear that people will find out what you really are, rather than what you would like them to think you are.

We had assigned the speakers and evaluators the week before this, and we had four speakers and four evaluators. It was interesting and fun to watch our fellow club members being there on the podium. Braving to speak infront and taking courage with them. We hope that we could sustain this on the next coming weeks.

Pastor Rollen, The DirectorMost Effective Speaker, Macky
Most Helpful Evaluator, Chang.

-with excerpts from "The Spokesman Club Manual"

Monday, November 23, 2009

A Christmas Gift

It's Christmas season once again. A time for love, gift giving and of course, receiving!

What has been the greatest gift you ever received in your whole life? Was it on your birthday? Or was it on a Valentines day? Or was it during Christmas season?

Let's find out first what is the meaning of "gift." According to www.answers.com, gift is "something that is bestowed voluntarily and without compensation."

I hope that you have got the greatest gift in your life. And if you haven't received that gift yet, I would like you to introduce the greatest gift I received in my life, that gift is not a thing, but a person, and His name is Jesus Christ. He is the reason why we celebrate Christmas. He is already in our midst. He is just waiting for you to receive Him in your life and accept Him as your Lord and Savior.

Happy Christmas season everyone!

Monday, August 24, 2009

A Heart Warming Note

Yesterday when i attended a Youth Jamming, they had this activity. The topic of the activity is about "Friends." It was my sister who facilitated on the topic. One activity was to write something to the people who were around. I wasn't expecting something since i wasn't much of a regular to each of their activity. But, behold, what i was not expecting was really heart-warming and tear-dropping.
The ones who wrote these to me are siblings...brother and sister, YanYan and Ayana. They are our pastor's kids.

Adrianne wrote, "Salamat bro[,] libre nimo me mamy". I then recalled one day at a mall, it was lunchtime...lunch break from work, i saw them, him and his mommy, and i was just alone going for my lunch, i asked them to join me for lunch...my treat.

Ayana wrote, "Kuya Jason, I hope we'll see ya more often[.] Tnx for being a part of my growing years[.] -Ayana-"

I would like to say my, "You're welcome to both of you!" You've touched my heart because thank you notes don't come often.

I would like to say my own "Thank You!" to the people who have been with me, for all the things you've done to me, good or bad, joy and pain, in my life...even on your own simple ways. Thank you so much. To God be the glory!

- posted also at www.strangey.info -