2015 has been a year of growth for me.
This is the year that I got elected (and currently) as the Executive Vice President of PUPT Junior Marketing Association. It’s an honor and a responsibility, as Pia said, to be in an organization. JMA has a good record on its first year, we were awarded as the Best Organization so it was a bit of pressure to us, the second set of officers. But thank God! On our recent Quest for the Best 2015, we were awarded as the Best in Sports, Best in Arts and The Director’s Cup. We organized events inside and outside the university. By that, I was able to learn so many things like organizing events, contacting sponsors, meeting other people, attending seminars and events and the most important of all, give service to my fellow JMAnians. As spiderman says, a great power comes with a great responsibility. Public speaking scares me, I hate talking to other people, I was an introvert but little by little, I had the confidence to speak out and appreciate what others see in me when I don’t even see in myself. All glory to God.
A year of giving. As the current Gawad Kalinga Youth batch leader, I got the chance to help and reach out people in need. This will touch my heart forever. I realized how blessed I am compared to other people and by that, it’s always a time to give. Being a volunteer is more than just the title, it is putting yourself in their situation and it is feeling what they feel. It’s not just giving what they need but also knowing their stories. I also got the chance to share the word of God to children in our CSR together with my classmates. It’s an opportunity to see the other side of the society and an eye opener to my national consciousness. All glory to God.
As I was scrolling through the pictures, my heart is pounding with wows. This year is the declaration that I am a Christian. I was water baptized last April. Months after that, I got the privilege to be an instrument of God to preach during our Youth Turn service with the topic “In a relationship with Church”. On summer, I became a teacher during the Vacation Bible School. I formed my coach group by God’s grace and some of them are now part of the ministry. I’m currently part of the core leader of Youth Turn and leading the Trademark team. This is not to brag but to declare God’s goodness in my life. He entrusted me in different things that I can’t imagine and He is still in progress to use me more. He healed my heart, widen my perspective, gave me His dreams, touched me, loved me and took me higher. All glory to God!
This is my first out of the country trip and blessed because it’s with my family. It’s a great experience to know the culture and wonders of Singapore. It’s like getting to know the other people and also knowing yourself. I began to have the desire to travel more and see the different side of the world. Hoping and praying for more this 2016. All glory to God!