Archive for February, 2009

Do you know the country that the yoyo was invented in?

ReyLast Thursday, we visited Bethel Bible College in Malinta, Valenzuela and I had the opportunity to ask around 60 students that question. GYMN trainer Rey Dorimon invited GYMN-Asia to host the chapel hour for the graduating students at Bethel Bible College and so 6 trainers and staff assembled in campus on February 19, 2009. (more…)


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You will get a shock

day-2-pcec-training-1651at how big the work is. Not all people can see the great behind the scene work in the ministry of GYMN. My sister commented one time when I told her I was busy ‘I don’t know how could there be a lot of work in GYMN’. But the work is not only big because of what we do but of what God is doing in and through GYMN.

You will have fears

fearat what lies in your future, as you would just trust God to His purpose and calling to you in GYMN. You’ll be in tears sometimes as you would face various struggles. And in tears to see the priceless wonder of His mighty hand. Plus you’ll get a closer look on how God is fulfilling His great commission amidst of difficulties.

You will have joy

joyof meeting different kinds of people with passion for Christ and for the youth.

Marie Grace Malicdem an Accounting graduating student will be a part time staff of GYMN-Asia starting this February 2009. We all call her Grace. (more…)

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PCEC Training, Day 3

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February 7, 2009–the third and last Saturday of the training. The atmosphere was warm with the smiles and greetings of the participants. We could sense the bond that had been built by one another, despite the short span of time and the fact that the 39 participants come from 20 different churches of different cultures and background.

Goals on Paper

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The last day was the whole year planning! Each church did the integration of their goals,  assessing their current youth ministry and evaluating the strong and weak ministry areas. Time to pause and pray, for the goal setting was timely as well as they start the year with the clear vision and direction in their respective YMs. (more…)

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PCEC Training, Day 2

It’s just the second Saturday of our event and I can already tell that the youth leaders who have attended the training are a really dedicated bunch.

For one, a lot of them came early. Specifically there’s Jon, Cindy and Leslie of Joy in Christ Church in Cavite. There’s the CYouth-Gen Team of Makati Gospel Church (J.J., Elmer, Ken, Edriane & Kuya Jun) and there’s E.R. who comes all the way from Camarines Norte.

Secondly, the group was very responsive and dedicated, even intense at times as they listened to the trainers.

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But they were also game–participating in the activities and discussions.

halfway turn discussion

Also, you can tell it from their t-shirts.



We’ve also brought along two other GYMN trainers: (more…)

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Links 5

50%  of cellphone-carrying youth currently live in Asia. How will that impact your youth ministry? Here’s one idea, (found via threebillion.com)

The State of Youth Ministry 2009 – An extensive survey of the global youth ministry scenario PLUS short articles by such veterans as Doug Fields and Mark Ostreicher (found via youthworker.com).

Team Builders – More Than Icebreakers – If you’re in need of some group activities Grahame has got a good list of team builders here.

Three Dramas that Drive Us – Something to remember as we think about all these: “At any given moment we are each engaged in three dramas, but only one of them ultimately matters.”

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PCEC Training, Day 1

On a calm Saturday morning, January the 24th we had a great day. Our long awaited training hosted by the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches-National Youth Commission (PCEC-NYC) finally came to pass.

We had a varied crowd of students, some coming from Metro Manila and others coming from neighboring provinces. There was even one person coming from Camarines Sur (eight hours away by bus). At last count, there were 38 youth workers coming from 20 different churches.


Also, we had the presence of Ghie Qaisar at the seminar to teach the first and second sessions. Wow, finally an international speaker for our Philippine seminars! 🙂 (more…)

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