God recently gave us an amazing privilege to facilitate a workshop to more than 95 senior high school students in a campus in Manila. And by “us”, I mean our church family. Even though the 18 of us came from two ministry areas, there was an unspoken teamwork to a common goal: preach the gospel.… Continue reading Why A Common Goal Matters: What I Learnt In Front of 95+ Souls
One of the most frequent questions I get from Christians who happen to be student-athletes and/or graduating students goes something like this: “Ate, gusto ko naman talaga din mag-disciple like Jesus pero nalulunod napo ako sa acads at training." (“I actually want to disciple like Jesus but I am already sinking from my acads and… Continue reading Is It Still Possible To Honor God Make Disciples Even If I’m A Stressed-out Student-Athlete or Graduating Student?
I was never told to bring out a pen and a paper and then take down notes from the sermons in our church; I just saw it being consistently done by my discipler. No one was doing it in our church before. Everyone would just listen to our pastor and wait until the concluding or… Continue reading Caught, Not Taught
When waiting, failures, persecutions and cancelled plans come all together in one season, it’s natural to be frustrated, discouraged and bitter. I am in such a season and it’s so hard to be thankful and selfless when circumstances in it compel you to be otherwise. To persevere is the first thing I want to do… Continue reading Even When It’s Tough, Show Up
[This is the concluding article of the Can I Call Myself A Christian? series] Nowadays, counterfeit items are almost identical with, or substantially indistinguishable from, the real ones. We now have fake branded clothes, fake watches, fake diplomas, fake identity documents, and the list can go on and on. However, we can still distinguish fake… Continue reading Being, Not Merely Calling