“Ang SAYA!” “Nakaka-bless!” “BOOM!” “PANALO” “THE BEST!” –> These were just some
of the reactions from the delegates, BS Leaders, Volunteers/Staff and even workers
from the 1st QCPACE CI – “The BIG SHIFT”.

Truly the recent CI is one of a kind, many “FIRST” happened, the GLORY and GRACE of GOD was truly
evident and it touched lives and hearts during  CI. Personally, right now when I recall
the events I can’t help but cry out of JOY and GRATEFULNESS to our LORD who truly worked during
the CI, and what’s really overwhelming was that HE used us (the volunteers) to fulfill HIS plans for the CI.

GOD IS REALLY GREAT!

I am really planning to write a blog after CI, I will either narrate what happened and recall the
memories or write a message for the youth regarding how GREAT the LORD is during the CI. But as I
was thinking of something to write, a thought/reflection came into my mind, actually it is a
question. “Anong mas importante yung CI o yung PAGKATAPOS ng CI?”.

Siyempre parehong importante yun pero as I was really thinking hard, I realized (and most of you will agree)
mas importante yung PAGKATPOS NG CI, because CI was made to equip the MYF after and outside the CI.
Like what we learned during the CI, “Hindi porket nakapag-CI ka na, OK NA YUN”, “Hindi porket  
naging active ka na sa MYF after ng CI, OK NA YUN”, “Hindi porket, nagbago ka na ng onte after ng  
CI, OK NA YUN”.

Masakit mang isipin, pero the BIG SHIFT is not yet happening, the BIG SHIFT didn’t end at CI but
rather the BIG SHIFT is just STARTING. TRUE CHANGE can’t happen overnight, it is an everyday
process, it is an everyday COMMITTMENT to JESUS and ONLY THROUGH JESUS.
So ang magandang tanong cguro pagkagising natin sa  umaga eh “IS MY LIFE committed to CHRIST?”.

Being committed for me is not a onetime big time  event like CI it is an everyday event.

Isa pang naisip ko eh, “ano ba ang kinasaya ko/natin sa CI?” “Yung nakakilala ako ng bagong friends?” “Yung  
naging ka-close ko si Crush?” “Yung naging Officer ako?” “Yung finally naging staff o BS Leader na ako?” 
“Yung finally nakasama ka na ng CI?”

Ano nga ba?
YES valid lahat ng kasiyahan na yan, pero di ba nakakalungkot na yang mga yan ang nangingibabaw
na kasiyahan? Na tipong pag tinanong ka, yan ang sagot mo at magiging testimony. Hindi ba mas ok
na kaya ka masaya sa CI ay Dahil “Na-realize mo na kailngang magbago, na kailangang mag-commit  
kay Lord, na kailangan ko si Lord, na tinanggap ko si Lord bilang tagapagligtas at Panginoon”.

Bakit ko sinasabi itong mga ito?! Kasi KAILANGAN nating mapapalalahanan.
KAILANGAN nating malaman 
yung DAPAT.

I know a lot of people who have attended lots of CI, but still didn’t experienced the BIG SHIFT.
I  also know a lot of people who haven’t attended any CI but is experiencing the BIG SHIFT in their
lives.

The BIG SHIFT is not about CI, it is not about the MYF or the CHURCH, it’s about JESUS, and US  
accepting and dedicating our LIVES to HIM. So let us all be reminded that our CHANGE doesn’t end
nor happens all at once during CI, it is a DAY to DAY event.

Dati nagreflect kaming District officers sa cycle ng pagiging active ng mga MYF at eto yung na-discover namin.

January – on FIRE! (kasi kakatapos lang ng CI)
February – Mejo on FIRE na lang! (busy sa mga ka-date at school)
March – WALA NA! (busy na sa school)
April – Mejo paparamdam at active na ulit (lapit na summer camp eh!)
May – SUMMER CAMP NA, ACTIVE na ulit.
June – July – ACTIVE, BIBO yan! (xmpre after ng summer camp on fire eh)
August – October – Walang paramdam…. (busy na sa school)
November – Mejo balik loob (lapit na CI eh!)
December – ayan ACTIVE na!

Pag may work: BUSY all year round!hehe.

Na-tamaan ka ba? Ako kasi OO, minsan o madalas gnyan din ang cycle ko, gumagamit ako
ng iba’t-ibang dahilan para di mag-church, di maging active at mag-serve at di mag-dedicate
ng time, talent and resources ko kay Lord. Pero sana mag-BIG SHIFT na tayo..
Sana talagang yung pinakita natin nung CI ma-apply natin ngayon at sa susunod pa at sa buong buhay natin.

Bago ko tapusin itong post na to, I just would like to share yung objectives nung CI (na dapat alam natin)
at sana mag-reflect tayo at gawin natin itong objectives sa ating buhay:

1. To really know Christ
2. To learn to apply CHRIST-like attitudes in today’s time
3. To learn how to maintain a life styled in Christ

AT! alalahanin natin na… “True Change is through Christ!”

So mga Tropa….BIG SHIFT na!

Romans 12:2

“….Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect – Romans 12:2 (NLT)”

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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