Every year, Living Waters Asia conducts a special retreat for the graduating high school class of Notre Christi Academy of the Philippines (www.ncaponline.com). LWA has recently conducted this year's edition of that retreat last August 18-20 at Falcon Crest Resort at Norzagaray, Bulacan.
Attending this year's retreat were about 80 students and their teachers. Although the theme of the retreat is all about preparing these young people for college, the Gospel was fully merged in the topics that were discussed. In the minds of the students, the event was just a retreat, but in our minds, our goal was to plant seeds of the Gospel in the participants' hearts.
Kim Desiderio talked about the fads in college that may affect a person negatively. But in his talk, he spent a considerable amount of time explaining what a true child of God is. Dennis Mark Aglosolos delivered two lectures. The first was about the dangers of peer pressure and the other one was about dangerous worldviews that colleges teach. The Christian worldview was hailed in the said talks as the best principle for living life as it acknowledges that God's ways and wisdom is above any that this world could propose.
Every morning, a talk was delivered by Dennis which exclusively explained the Gospel. One student, after one of the said talks, commented to Dennis that she really appreciated how we emphasized the need to prepare for the after-life as this was something that young minds like hers never saw as very important in this stage of their life.
There were the usual fun games you expect in youth camps. We're glad that the students enjoyed the games we prepared for them. But above all, we are so happy that God has allowed us to make clear the Gospel message to these young people through this retreat. We can't wait for the next youth evangelistic camp in our yearly schedule which happens next summer.
The tract "Are you a good person?" comic tract is one of the most popular Gospel tract out there using the Way of the Master principle. It even has a cartoon video version available in so many languages. If you want to check out the Tagalog version of the video, go to www.needGod.ph. Now, the Tagalog tract is also available at Living Waters Asia.
The production of this tract was made possible by the help of Harvest Christian Fellowship (http://harvest.org.ph/). Because of this evangelism driven church, not only is the tract available now in the Living Waters Asia store, it is also being sold for the very cheap cost of Php200.00 for a pack of 100 copies.
The tract is very colorful and very entertaining that's why Christians love giving this out and people enjoy receiving them. It also clearly helps people understand that we cannot, in any way, be good enough to get to Heaven because of our sins. But because of the sacrifice of Jesus at Calvary, the problem is solved because One that is sinless took the punishment that should have been ours to receive.
This is just the first of many partnerships that we hope we'll have with Harvest Christian Fellowship. We are also in talks with them to help them with a big event slated early in 2015. We'll update you on that as soon as details are available. But for now, contact Living Waters Asia for your supply of our "Are you a good person?" comic Tagalog tract.
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