The Sison Center SDA Church held its first family retreat in a beautiful Island of Banban, Taganaan, Surigao del Sur. This is a plan of the church together with Pr. Noel Gerona to apply the IEL program to foster a closer relationship between family members. It was a three days and two nights events that focus on understanding the role of the members of the family (husband, wife, parents, children).
The invited guest speakers were Mrs. Marivic L. Saramosing – the current Family Life Ministries Director together with her husband Pr. Nimrod V. Saramosing – the executive secretary. They are both working at the head office of the Seventh-day Adventist in Caraga Region. Aside from the lectures, the youth prepared a program on Sunday that involves group activities and swimming, while some of the men went fishing.
Pr. Gerona is thankful to the Salvadors for hosting the family retreat and for their kindness to let us used their facilities. This event was made possible because of them. May God will continually bless them in their ministry, he added.
Keeping a family plays an important role in keeping the people in the church.