Thursday, November 4, 2010

Serving The Youth

For four years, Jun & I served as household leaders for Couples for Christ members.  There were other couples who were put under our care because of the phenomenon called "reorg", the moniker for reorganization.    After those three fruitful years, we were given a new service.  Maybe our leaders discerned that we have to move on to other "territories".  

At the planning session of the newly-created chapter under Bro. Joe and Sis. Letty Francia, we were appointed as the Chapter Youth Coordinator.  We didn't know what we were getting into except that we won't be having couple-members under us.  Instead of couples, we were given the responsibility of nurturing the youth, ages 13 to 21 years old.  


and the GIRLS at the Chapter Planning.
The Youth for Christ (YFC) is an attached family ministry of the Couples for Christ which aims to render a Christian support environment for the teenagers.  YFC answers the need of the youth to belong, to be motivated, to be useful, and to become good examples to others.  It is not totally surprising for the youth to support a worthwhile cause like taking the plight of the poor and the less privileged in their own small way.

When we were Chapter Coordinators, the thing that I would love to do for the youth was to cook their food, be it merienda or meal.  I didn't agree with the idea that the reason why they cannot attend assemblies is they don't have enough money for reg fee.  The reg fee covered food and rental of the venue if any.  I volunteered to cook so the youth will be eating nutritious food without spending so much on food.

In our first year as Chapter Coordinators, we had the privilege of being the Supervising Leaders for a Youth Camp held at OMI in Quezon City.  We slept at OMI on the first night and was shocked that the youth were still up and about at the wee hours of the morning.  Jun and I couldn't also forget the time we had a YFC Cluster Planning and some got out from the swimming pool at 7 in the morning.  Where did they get that extra energy?  Though we didn't stay long as Coordinators, two years only, we realized the importance of putting the youth on the track of evangelization.  Who knows how many youths were saved from living wasteful lives?

Practicing for the presentation for the Youth Camp.

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