Every year, between the last week of August and the first week of September, LWA conducts a retreat for the graduating class of Notre Christi Academy of the Philippines (NCAP) of Bustos, Bulacan. Because NCAP wants to be sure that their graduating class would leave with a clear understanding of the Gospel, they have tapped the assistance of LWA to facilitate this retreat. This is something we enjoy doing as we not only get the priviledge of declaring JESUS as the only Savior, we also get to raise much-needed funds for our upcoming mission trip (GOSPEL BUZZ 2011) as NCAP gives LWA a love gift for our work. This year's retreat is our fourth to facilitate.
The retreat with the theme "Sailing on Unchartered Territory" happened from Sept. 1 to 3 at LWA's favorite camp site, Lola Corazon Resort at Candaba, Pampanga. Lectures about what to expect and avoid in college that included Gospel presentations were delivered during the retreat. Arvin Cunanan talked about the dangers of peer pressure in his lecture entitled "In or Out". Kim Desiderio talked about fads and fashion that may be popular but not even an ounce God-glorifying. Dennis Mark Y. Aglosolos talked on "The Dangers of Secular Worldviews". Sin, righteousness and Judgment to come was a recurring theme all throughout the retreat, not only in the lectures but also in the morning devotions.
There were also games, a movie night and lots of food and swimming time during the retreat that made the 3-day event very memorable to the students. But the retreat will be more memorable for them if they will take to heart the Gospel that they heard during this event and respond to it. Please continue praying for the students.
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