by Claudine Faylogna, BCBP Imus Youth Coordinator
In 2016, the BCBP Imus Chapter launched the monthly Youth breakfast, attended by the sons and daughters of BCBP Imus members. Fast forward to 2017, Bro. Gerry and Sis. Marissa Arais were given the Family Life Directorate. Claudine Faylogna was assigned to be the Youth Coordinator, and the group was divided into four committees, the Secretariat, Program, Music Ministry and Kids.
One major event that the group hasalready had was the first ever BCBP Imus Youth Retreat Weekend. It was held last May 6-7 (Saturday-Sunday) at the BLD Covenant House and Retreat Center located in Dasmarińas, Cavite. It was attended by 22 teens and young professionals with one goal: to be spiritually equipped to carry out the BCBP Imus Youth’s aim to serve as early as now. The retreat was facilitated by the Service Team (Bro. Gerry &Sis. Marissa Arais, Bro. Bong &Sis. Grace Santos, Bro. Willie and Sis. Violeta San Diego), and talks were given by Bro.RhadSomera, Bro. Jun Villena, Bro.Nooky Umali, Bro. Rene Medrocillo and Sis. Mitch Ancheta. It was a weekend full of music, sharing, healing, fun, and learning.
More activities have already been lined up, including an outreach program.This June 3-4, the Youth will proceed to their team building activity – the BCBP Imus Youth Camp, and it is surely going to be another fruitful weekend for the youth.