by Jonathan P. Victolero
The last Summer Training Program gave me the unique opportunity to be exposed to the community of Tito Willy Manubay in Antipolo. I can still remember how excited the leaders of the community were when they saw us. They were very grateful for how our Heavenly Father sent us to serve them. I was deeply blessed to see them smile amidst the problems they were facing because of an inner assurance that God is by their side.
The ministry exposure helped me a lot to see my ongoing ministry as a Youth Development Facilitator in a different perspective. I am assigned at my alma mater, a state university where some students can’t even afford a 50-centavo photocopy. I learned from my experience to be more compassionate, and it deepened my conviction as God’s ambassador and the realization that my life should be a living testimony of God’s loving grace. I can say that, speaking on behalf of the other summer trainees, we are grateful we were there.