November 1-3, 2013. The Mangagoy Adventist Youth conducted a spiritual retreat for the purpose of reviving, reforming and developing the youths’ spiritual growth. It was held in Barcelona, Lingig, Surigao del Sur, Philippines. The theme of the event was “The Power of God’s Word in my Life.”
This event was organized by Danilo Años and assisted by Darlene Joy Loropan, Eugelen Oddyssey Cubelo, Erwin Melecio, Jericho Dello Jr., Annie Grace Melecio and Jessa Dello. They sacrificed their time and combined their efforts to have a meaningful spiritual retreat.
The youths experienced difficulties in raising funds but the church members of Mangagoy SDA Church were very gracious to support the needs of the Youth. On their way to the venue one of the tires of the vehicle explodes, but God kept them safe
Elder Felicito Pagpaguitan – one of the church elders was the speaker of the vesper program and Pastor Samuel Frigillano was the divine worship speaker. In the afternoon, Bro. Edison Villarente and Bro. Charlie Bagnol gave lectures about the Spirit of Prophecy and their application to our modern society
During the last day of the retreat, the youth had a special activity called Heaven or Hell. This activity helps them understand the importance of “choice.”
Finally, the youth went swimming and enjoy fellowshipping with each other. They returned to their respective homes full of enthusiasm that fosters a closer relationship with the Savior.
By: Eric Danila
Mangagoy SDA Church