Last October 27-November 2, 2011, Loreto District, Agusan del Sur hosted a Friendship-CAMP for young people coming from: the Lapaz district, headed by the district Pastor Jaman B. Bacleran, Talacogon district with Pastor Rene Inato and Loreto District with Pastor German B. Ramos. Each district was required to contribute P20,000 for the food and the Mission office gave its counterpart of P20,000.00 every district with a total of P 120,000 for 3 district.
The scheme of this activity is very unique and challenging. Every young people will have to invite at least 2 non-sda in order for them to qualify to attend the camping. The activities of the young people were like that of Pathfindering; hiking, swimming, treasure hunting, songs and yells and many more. They were divided into small groups with a minimum of 18 members. They have unit captain, scribes, counselors, guidon in every group. After morning and evening devotionals they have Bible studies. They are free to ask questions regarding our doctrine. A government school principal in that place commented that it’s a unique program for morale recovery of the youth.
For the three districts we have a total registered delagates of 459, non-sda 226 and sda 233. As a result we have baptized 139 precious souls.
Northeastern Mindanao Mission Youth Department held several venues of Friendship Camp in the Mission territory during semestral break this year and ours is just only one of them.
Thanks to Pr. Solomon V. Mongaya, NeMM president and Pr. Dante B.Obbus, NeMM Youth Director for having an F-CAMP in Loreto District, many young people were spiritualized. We are hoping to have another kind of activity next year.