Monday, May 5, 2008

the HEART of worship - SHOUT MM CAMPUS 2008

SHOUT - Summer HOUse Training 2008 for YFC Campus leaders ng MetroManila

@ Sisters Oblates of the Holy Spirit tapos lumipat kami sa LAMesa GuestHouse sa FARview ng April 28-May 2 2008

So yun.. isang linggo ako nawala sa pag-blog. isang linggo din ako sa bahay ni kuya.. hehe masaya.. uber.. this will be my Best Shout ever. kahit na masaya din yung last year's SHOUT. kaibahan? last year hiwalay ang shouthouse ng sisters sa brothers, tapos dati puro task and every mistake ng isa, kasalanan ng lahat. kaya puro push-ups kami last year. and ngayong year, kalahati ng linggo from thursday afternoon to saturday afternoon - nag-SILENT RETREAT kami. i thought it would be boring. pero hindi pala. And mas maluwag ngayon, walang punishment, lahat special treatment.

ewan, busog lang din talaga ng pagmamahal ng diyos. masaya kasi naka-bonding ko din yung mga liders ng ibang Campuses. ang saya. hahaha. puro bonding moments sa new friends. ganda lang lagi ng theme ng SHOUT - outdo each other with LOVE and Generosity. tinuruan lang talaga kami mag-mahal ng magmahal- ganun naman talaga gagawin namin for the whole year. ang mahalin ang nakararaming tao sa Campus.

Tapos tinuro ang bagong dance craze na kinahuhumalingan ng masa - and kantang FRIEND OF GOD. haha maganda yung song. super simple yet profound. naks. Praise-Parade kumbaga kami, divided into 9 or 8 groups, pasiklaban sa dance floors sa kanilang mga original steps. haha.

Busog sa Worship, Busog sa Sessions. Si God at sa kanya lang talaga ako nag-focus for the whole week. Lalo na nung Silent Retreat(Thurs-Sat), world record ito guys. pinakamahabang prayertime na na-experience ko. hindi lang 5 min,30 min. or 1 hour na pagdadasal. 3 days tol. 3 days!!! walang usap sa kapwa SHOUTers kasi baka ma-istorbo sila kaya napuno ng nakabibinging katahimikan ang bahay sa lamesa. No cellphones unless importante magtext, no MP3s, guitars, sessions at worships o kahit anung distractions. I mean the very point of the retreat is to focus with GOD in 3 days. a time to listen to him. not for our personal intentions but to his message to us. What he really wanted in us.

its such a great experience na maka-bonding ang diyos ko ng personal. ang sweet niya na its his way para ma-solo ako. diba!? he has lots of message to me. Praise God at may mga napulot ako. Anhirap kaya mag-focus, andaming distractions, nakaka-tempt. Dami pumapasok sa isipan ko. But when i allowed myself to be open to his presence and prayed, presto it hitted me. tagos mga kapatid.

(shot ko nung nagbabasa ako ng BIBLE ko.)

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"It's not on the crowd, the bandset, the stage setup, the songs to worship, the people around you, though it makes the atmosphere more in ecstacy. The best way to Worship the Lord is when in silence. Where there's just the two of you. No anything. Where it's all about him. not us. after all Worship is not about us. That the least you can do is to Trust him. to Listen to him in silence, Where he's the one talking and be open to his loving presence. to see him in all the things happening and around you. Wooh! How Great is the Lord."

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SARAP! hanggang sa napuno na ang cup ko. as in. at nasabi ko na lang, "GOD grabe ka magmahal". and I just can't stop worshipping him and raise my hand in awe., nung pina-realize niya sakin yung greatness niya sa buhay ko. WALA AKO MAREKLAMO SA KANYA. na I'm precious in his eyes, that he'll be with me and protect me. That he's faithful to me to fulfill his promise. That he LOVES me unconditionaly no matter what. That he'll die on the cross kahit paulit ulit para lang maramdaman ko yung pagmamahal niya. HAAY GRABE.

BASTA SAARAAP!!! AND HE ALSO TALKED TO ME IN PHOTOGRAPHS..

PANALO ANG SHOUT! PANALO SI KRISTO.

WOOOH! I MISS MY CO-SHOUTERS, MY GROUP! LAHAT!

BITIN!? sige punta ka na lang dito. .

SA SHOTS KO FROM MY CAMERA - CLICK MO TO!

SA KANTANG FRIEND OF GOD - CLICK MO TO!

AMEN.

4 comments:

TiN said...

wowoweeee! wula aku ma say. two thumbs up ang SHouT.:)

Gerald Tipones said...

@ tin

amen!!

yarnhoj said...

uy...let me say this again: you are truly blessed! "outdo each other with love and generosity" - i agree!:')

Gerald Tipones said...

@ yarnhoj

salamat kapateed! wooh!