LUMINO: 18th Central Visayas RYC 2013

Over 1,300 vivacious YFCs from the proud provinces of Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor participated in the 18th Central Visayas Regional Youth Conference held in Argao, Cebu last October 19-20, 2013. The gymnasium was designed with vibrant lights that indisputably unveiled this year’s RYC title, Lumino: Light to the World, and anchor verse, “Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” (NAB) Matthew 5:16 Morning worship, led by Kuya Kenneth Logarta from Cebu, officially started the said event. This was proceeded with welcome remarks, opening remarks, and opening message delivered ardently by one of the councilors of Argao, Anabelle Almirante Birondo, South 4 Cebu CFC Sector Head, Tito Jing Cabañag, and Cebu Provincial Couple Coordinator, Tito Ruben Gimarino respectively. La Torta Argao Dancers seized the attention of everyone not just because of their dazzling costumes and props but by the way gracefully danced for the opening production number. Creative and special competitions and sports were to follow. Prior to the mentioned occurrences, Kuya Japhet from Negros...

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#LuminoSeries: DAY SIX – Setting Up the Stage for the ‘LIGHT’

What possibly comes to our mind when we hear the word “Light”? How about when we come across the term “Lumino”? Do these things relate to each other? Do they mean the same thing? If so, how could these terms be possibly related? Technically, “Lumino” is a Latin word which means “to illuminate”, “to light up”, “to reveal light on”. To make it simple, this equates to the word “Light”. “Light” could mean tons of things. Some say light symbolizes the good side and is the opposite of “Dark”. “Dark” on the other hand belongs to the bad or evil side as what many people believed in. Choosing the “Light” means choosing what is right whilst taking the “Dark” path means taking what is wrong. As children of God, we have been always taught to always live in and with the Light of the world. We’ve been brought up and have been constantly influenced by our environment. Since we are God’s dear children, we should be like Him. Our life must be controlled by love just as Christ loved...

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#LuminoSeries: DAY FIVE – Sharing the Light through Music

Music is always one of the key things that would make most of our lives easy and bearable. And through this, it can also be a tool for us to express our hearts. Samille, being one of the heads of the Music Ministry for this year’s YFC Central Visayas Regional Youth Conference, shares her Jesus experiences and her journey towards the upcoming Lumino Conference:   My life wouldn’t be a life worth living for if not because of the Lord. As I grew up in this community, the Lord placed me into a lot of tests which I, in the end, found myself deciding to give up something. I always tend to give up on things that make my life difficult. But never did a time came that the Lord has given up on me. Through him, I ended up knowing that the things I am struggling were those things wherein victory always lies ahead of it. And because of Him, this Faith had become stronger and deeper than ever. The Lord has allowed Himself to be that Light...

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#LuminoSeries: DAY FOUR – Reflections from Couple Coordinators

As YFCs we have been greatly blessed with the presence of our dear tito/s and tita/s. Admittingly, we know that there’s always a couple coordinator behind every significant YFC activity that we partake. They have been a LIGHT unto us, like parents in our individual homes. This coming RYC we will once again feel the support of our Couple Coordinators, from those that give us a spark in joining the conference in any possible way up to those who are extending efforts during the preparations. Here are two of our titos who shared what LUMINO means to them and how they can be a light unto others: “This RYC means a lot to me because (1) God has chosen Cebu as the host, and (2) the theme LUMINO is very inspiring, it gives me hope. As the saying goes, if there is light ~ there is hope. To become a light to others, I myself should be an example especially to the team. God can use me as a little spark to create even just a small light. But...

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#LuminoSeries: DAY THREE – Being of Service to Others

The Lord has prepared for us a life worth living and worth all the experience. RYC Lumino in Argao is so exciting because in these times where darkness is prevalent in all manner and form, being the light and shining the light is extremely crucial in our generation. RYC Lumino is giving hope to the hopeless, allowing them to see the light through us, allowing the light to radiate through our simple lives. Each year the Lord calls us out to proclaim Him, to match our lives with the life He intends for us. The process of shedding light has never been easy but the journey itself is rewarding. We may never fully understand the road that the Lord has placed us upon but the vantage point of allowing people gasp the light and be the light themselves is great. Have that vantage point and allow the Lord to take part in you as you become the Lumino for others. Kuya Niño is the Community-based program head in Negros Oriental and a provincial mission volunteer. Written by: Ray Carlo...

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Jertz Montillen

Jertz Montillen

Mission Volunteer

My experience with serving the Lord through YFC has been absolutely terrific. It’s where I discovered the Lord’s purpose for creating me. It is where I realized how truly loved and blessed I really am. In this community I learned to be truly happy and contented. I even questioned if I really deserved to be His instrument after He gave me so much and I was only able to repay Him with so little. Through service I learned to love like Him, the kind of love that keeps on giving but does not expect anything in return. I learned to keep giving and keep loving even when there’s no reward and even it takes sacrifice.

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Carl Borres

Carl Borres

Sector Head

WOW Moments? hmmm.. more like, seeing God in every moment. Following Christ is not that easy as we all knew it. The way to the cross my dear friends is as hard as going through what Christ has experienced on the Mt. Calvary. We will suffer difficulties, struggles, and worst of all, unbearable pain. But God did not promise us all of these dark moments in our lives. Just what He did with mine. During the times when I feel my whole world is caving in, it’s just when the perfect time God’s light came bursting in. Suddenly, I’m drown with His light. Suddenly, I’ve seen God’s goodness. Suddenly, I am WOW-ed. “Light shines in the darkness for good people…” Psalms 112:4

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JOJO WENCESLAO

JOJO WENCESLAO

Mission Volunteer

Being a Youth for Christ is already a WOW moment. the journey that i had may be a roller coaster ride that brought me to the lowest of the low and the highest of the high.

For the past months indeed the Lord has blessed me. never did i know that the Lord will bring me to things and places i do not like but because His great love and grace has made my negativity into WOW moments.

My WOW moments are the my great happiness and extreme sadness because in every happiness and sadness i do believe the Lord is with me.

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Ace Elevera

Ace Elevera

CEBU FTW

Every day, every hour, every instant in our life, the Lord is close to us. Through internal inspirations, through the persons around us, through the events that are happening.

YFC is the community wherein the Lord showed to me his great love.His real definition of love which is to lay down oneself to others.tru this community i become more patient and become more prayerful.And only in this community where the Lord fulfill all my dreams..like traveling around and ofkors meeting alot of people which inspires me more to serve the Lord.

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