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We’ve Moved

GYMN-Asia blog has moved to its new home: www.gymn-asia.net.

One unbelievable gentleman, software expert Jonjon has given as server space and the assistance to make this leap.

We’ll still be doing there what we’ve been doing here but we hope to be able to integrate other features not possible on this wordpress site.

See you there!


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Last Saturday, July 18 was a time to meet-up with old friends and new in the GYMN Office in Manila. We invited graduates of our Level 1 training over and there were a few discussions on youth ministry as well as a preview into the advanced training curriculum we have. Despite the sudden rainy weather (or maybe because of it), brewed coffee and oatmeal choco chip cookies made the perfect afternoon delight. Here’s a video:

Thank you to all who joined for making it such a good time!

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Some updates to the site, I’ve added a History page, so you know a bit of the background story of GYMN, and have revised the About page, making it more comprehensive.

Also: GYMN Africa has a blog!

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For the past four Saturdays (June 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2009) at 1 past noon to 7 in the evening, four GYMN trainers (I, Ethel, Eric and Aboy) have been teaching the Level 1 material to leaders of “Youth Alive” the youth department of Word of Hope here in Quezon City, Philippines. Here’s a glimpse into the event:

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Poster Redux

Check out the varied ways that GYMN seminars have been announced in print through the years. What poster appeals to you the most?

Poster 3Poster 2Poster 1

Bicol Poster

Pampanga Poster by Bennette
PCEC Poster copy

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Bench’s Happy Day!

Cake Blowing

Bench blows the cake.

Game Hosts

The games begin courtesy of our emcees, Jeff and Abby.


Net shares her testimony.

Around the Table

Happy Birthday, Bench! We had a great time!

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Remembering the 10th

Here’s a guest post from one of our Bora Participants, Georgia Jakosalem:

Inside looking Out

The 10th year GYMN anniversary was a time of refreshing. Aside from the beautiful scenery in Boracay there is nothing like the place where GYMN participants, guests and staff gathered together to worship God in Faith Retreat Chapel. I’m so blessed with the worship and all the speakers. I’m thankful for every speaker, especially Ms. Carol for her message about “Christian Authenticity”. Her message somehow touched my heart in different ways.


group timeThe session on the second day was superb! We had a wonderful session with Pastor Sur del Rosario, who discussed with our group the topic “New generations, new questions”. I got new insights from the group who somehow shared their experiences as youth leaders.


Here he isOne of the most fun activities was the Boracay Challenge. Indeed it was very challenging. Non-stop running and our tag line was, “Where’s Josh?” because we had the youngest member in our group–the son of Pastor Jerome, who kept on wandering during the challenge and everyone was so concerned about him because we needed to do the challenges and run together as a group. It was tiring but I enjoyed it. We did not get the first place but for us we are the champions. We ran as a team, nobody gave up and we finished the race.

Congratulations GYMN!  Continue to be a blessing…

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