I can’t even write the right type or amount of words to describe the GREATNESS of our LORD during the recent CILT at the Masa Mission Center (Thank you Ptr. Gilbert for accommodating us). I am so overwhelmed with JOY  as in OVERWHELMED!

I know that this year’s CILT will be different from the past CILTs that I have attended, because the Directors (Ate Tin,  Ate Kat, Ime, Pau, Net, Gilbert, Jervey, Gracezl, Dandan) really conceptualized it to be different from the usual, a SHIFT from the normal, a CHANGE sa nakasanayan na, but you know what honestly, I didn’t expect it to be that BIG of a SHIFT to be that BIG of a CHANGE.
I can’t speak for everybody who have attended it, but I know many were really blown away by the GRACE of GOD that was so evident in the CILT.

From the Team building session (Thank you Bong, Kuya Eboy, Ate Beng and Ate France) to the challenging message by Ptr. Floyd, up until the “brainstorming”  sessions with the Directors about the “Like” and “dislike” activity. Even up to the  ” all night kwentuhan” with Mike, Wes and RR and can I just also add the CG with the Program Comm People and the powerful sharing and “iyakan” sessions with ALAB Judah (Glenn, Martin, Buboy, Thei, Cam, Rusty, Aaron, Mike, RR, Wes, Divine, Jessi) during BS and add to that the lessons from Ate Jen, Ate Joy, and Kuya Ryan.
But wait, who can forget the last night with Kuya Nante and the rest of ALAB (Kuya Mars, Kuya Mark, Ptr.Jay-r, Ptr. Floyd, Kuya Eboy) making a surprise visit to lead the worship ++  Aaron’s testimony and the Sharing/Exhortation of Kuya Nante.

There’s a lot more to mention, because every moment in the CILT was precious, the “tawanan” and the “kulitan” was obviously there, xmpre hindi naman mawawala sa MYF yun eh, but what’s really amazing was that a COMMITMENT TO CHANGE really happenend in those 2 days, the HOLY SPIRIT really moved in the CILT.

Some people say, “ay mejo paubos na ang mga metodista”, “ay ang gulo na ng methodist church di na kasi siya SPIRIT Filled”, “ay kanya kanya nang agenda”, “ay mga MYF natin di na good role models”.. Possibly true, maybe it really is the case, but you know what after the CILT,
I felt a strong sense of HOPE, that a BIG CHANGE will happen a BIG SHIFT will occur and I believed it is already happening and CILT was a big evidence to it…

Lamentations 3:21 – “Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope”

Just a bit of a background, when the program comm together with some directors were formulating the Theme, Title, Thrust etc.. What’s really amazing was that we all agreed right away with everything, we were all on the same page, we all had that longing for CHANGE and I strongly believe God was with us during all the meetings and conceptualization and I realized all of that during the last night of CILT, where Kuya Nante was sharing his thoughts, observations. I was crying almost the entire time that night, because I was just so amazed at how God works, at kung gaano ginawang SAKTO ni Lord ang mga bagay bagay on how everything fell into place.

I believe everyone who have attended the entire 2 days of CILT were blessed but REMEMBERCHANGE doesn’t happen overnight, it is an everyday COMMITMENT, it is an everyday DESIRE to CHANGE for the LORD, an everyday CRAVING to turn and not look back to the SINFUL LIVES we USED to LIVE and an everyday LONGING to be with the PRESENCE of GOD.

Romans 12:2 – “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will”

I challenge everyone who have read this, to write, to share, to tweet or even to preach the CHANGE that is happening in your LIVES and to proclaim of how GREAT our GOD is. EXERCISE THAT CHANGE KAPATID!

*”clap clap clap” HATAW NA!*

To God be the GLORY!

About Ace!

Technology Transfer and Business Development Officer Office of the Vice Chancellor for R&D, UP Diliman Organizational communication Graduate University of the Philippines Manila President - QCPACE- UMYF Vocalist- Footlong, Rapid Pagongs Member- ALAB Judah and PUMC Worship team

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  1. LONG OVER DUE random thoughts sa post nato..haha!

    Naiiyak lang ako habang binabasa ko ito at nagno-nod sa mga na-share mo Ace..hindi dahil ikaw ang nag-share kundi dahil sa KATAPATAN ng DIYOS sa atin kahit marami rin tayong pagkukulang..Salamat sa LORD sa pagma-MANIFEST niya ng kanyang GLORY,PRESENCE and most of all ng kanyang LOVE para sa ating mga kabataang KRISTIYANO nung natapos na LT.

    ♫ ♪ARISE GENERATION YOU ARE NO LONGER FORSAKEN ..ARISE, ARISE, ARISE!♫ ♪

    HE the ONE who rescued Israel from the hands of the Egyptians is still the ONE who rescued us from all our sins from the past..and I know that HE will do the same…
    “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: I brought you up out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 9 I rescued you from the hand of the Egyptians. And I delivered you from the hand of all your oppressors; I drove them out before you and gave you their land. 10 I said to you, ‘I am the LORD your God; ”
    -Judges 6:8-10

    What then shall we say about these things, If God is FOR US,
    So who can be against us diba?

    Napaka-SAKTO lang talaga ng tema natin na “TRUE CHANGE IS THROUGH CHRIST” ..Si LORD lang talaga lahat e..and I agree with you..
    “I felt a strong sense of HOPE, that a BIG CHANGE will happen a BIG SHIFT will occur and I believed it is already happening and CILT was a big evidence to it…”

    Yes! Napakagandang testimony ang nangyare noong CILT and being part of this QCPACE CI ’11 has been a truly humbling experience knowing the LORD was on our side.. I am overly excited sa gagawing pagkilos ng Lord sa darating na CI..yung iba kaya? hmmm….

    Mga KAPATID, it’s the time for us to ARISE and be the AGENT OF CHANGE!

    Note: Para sa lahat ng namrumrublema sa finances bilang factor ng hindi pagsama, e isipin din natin na kahit hindi naman CI e nagta-taasan na rin lahat ng presyo at yearly pa..pero i-encourage natin ang mga simbahan natin na mag-invest sa mga ganitong programa at alalahanin din natin na hindi maiksi ang kamay/braso ng Lord sa pagtulong lalo pa dun sa mga taong ginagawa din yung makakaya nila..diba?hehe!

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