This is not the first time I write about the organization I’m joining in, Light collective outreach is now becoming a part of my life.
I’m happy to know I served this ministry very well.
My feet keep me coming back, keep bringing me to this place called smokey mountain because My heart keeps wanting to see again and again their innocent smiles and eyes…
Getting to know each them deeper, Discovering their lives, their weaknesses and strengths and guiding them with God’s love thru his word kept them encourage and motivated, coaching them, telling them to get up and keep moving on after a fall, a failure, a mistake, holding them by hands and helping them to walk in this lonely and confusing world.
I’m comforted to know with this small acts of caring, with my heartfelt simple little prayers to God of my love to this Kids are the possibilities of a better and brighter future for them.
my hopes will not disappoint me, – Romans 5:5
I will do my part, and God will do His part
and the magic will follow.
Pray for me to keep pressing forward.
Photography by Wen Gonzales
So here, I’ve been dropped by to another surfers playground,
since I’ve been to Baler, Aurora before can’t help but compare the two surfing destination to each other
which I regretted later because I looooove this both beaches uniquely.
I don’t know on how or which way I can help anyone experience La Union in full
but I hope I can give a glimpse of how this place is a borrowed heaven to those who love beach bumming.
Villa Sebastian can accommodate more at least 30 people, so if you thinking of organizing a team building this can be a perfect place for you to check-in
it is 5 minutes away from the shore it has it’s own pool where you can chill out after a long day swimming in the sea.
There are so many inns and suite in this place but you better get your reservation earlier before the actual trip because some inns are fully booked during the peak season which is October to April.
Sun’s up till down this place is totally a place for beach lovers. we spent most of our time exploring this place and witness the beauty and glorious sunset on the horizon, meeting the locals and different kind of people.
La Union trip is not complete until you allow yourself o learn surfing,
“stoked” is the word surfers always used and that must be one of your reason why you choose this place to get “stoked”.
Learn surfing for 400php/1 hour you can rent a soft board if you are a beginner it goes along with the instructor.
I am also a coffee lover, El union can offer the best espresso, with the best S’mores I’ve ever tasted, thanks to Myra who happen to have to celebrate her first anniversary in Fnl so she treat us!
Angel and Marie Place
If you’re after the feel of a surf-trip breakfast or Lunch, Angel and Marie’s place is sure to make your stay in San Juan Memorable, they serve freshly cooked foods for a really reasonable prize, great serving too the owner is really accommodating and friendly.
You’ll love this open space dine in restaurant, really simple and will make you feel like a real beach bum.
they serve also freshly cooked bagnet is so gooooood!!!
San Juan Surf Resort.
I only ordered mango shake and this is the first time in my life to taste Taco’s without hating the smell and taste of it
Will give a Gipsy and boho feels because of their interior. also serve the best burgers, pizza and drinks.
annnnnd this is the best part, this is the people who make this travel really special is the people whom I am with, all the fun and stuff, getting to know each of them, to laugh with them, to learn to serve with them, getting trouble with them.
my extended sibling in Christ always added color to my numbered days!…
“Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained” – CS Lewis
Never date anyone before or celebrate valentines day with somebody or have roses during this time of a year,
Valentine’s day for others maybe one of the special occasions they’ve been waiting for,
can’t wait to post photos of flowers or rings or that special someone online, telling their friends how happy the are in the arms of the person they chose to spend their life with.
everything is picture perfect.
Honestly, it makes me really jealous but in a good way…
I’m a little curious,
how does it feel having a flower from that special someone
how does it feels having a dinner date in a romantic atmosphere
How does it feel?
but more than this feelings?
more than my curiosity
I am taking a leap of faith to wait for maybe a little more longer no matter how loooooong it takes!
and if does come, then it’s good!
If not, I will remain as joyful as I am, “being content with my Savior who gives me strength.”
Being found by God, I’m done looking for love.
I have it already, within me, living in the depths of my heart.
My savior Jesus Christ, is enough for me? because not? nothing on this world is enough for me.
I will never lower my standard because of my fears,
because of loneliness or because of my curiosity?
I am praying that God will give me more strength to hold fast to His promises
whatever it is He wills.
I’m turning into that right person, God always wanted me to be
I’m turning into that person who is steady and still in midst of love seeking world.
I’m turning into that person who asks nothing superficial,
I’m turning into a person who learns to wait but not searching
I’m turning into a person who is content with things that is unseen,
I’m turning into a person who chose not to be fearful but faithful
no, not by my own power or strength,
all I mentioned above is my weaknesses…
I became all of this things because of faith and of His Grace and Love
yet I don’t feel all is done being the person God’s wants me to be
He is still working on it.
Right now love has found me bEcause of my focus on Him, now, there’s no need for searching.
like CS Lewis said
“Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained”.
and this what I believed His steadfast love for surpassing all kinds of love this world can offer, I’m giving my all to the one that gave His all for my ultimate good.
When day came, Jesus left and went to a secluded place – Luke 4:42
More than a clear blue sky, Tarawoods in Tanauan, Batangas is a perfect place if you want a sweet escape from the chaos of the city, away from the confusing world,
seeking refuge in silence and tranquility is also a thing Jesus used to do the day he walks here on earth and it is the thing we also need to do, to be one with the Lord for a Moment.
now, and you want just being surrounded by nature, Serene, secluded, fresh air
Tarawoods is still a place to be
“Rest” is the word I can describe being here.
you can just sit around on the grass with a group and do some sharing, praise and worship.
First week of December when my Ffather decided to sell our property in Mindoro. There is a lot of worries and regrets on my side.
It is against my will for my father to sell our only possession in Mindoro,
It is against my will for them to move into another place. (yet again!)
It is against my will for them to live in the house where they planning to live, simply because that is not the place, I dreamt for them to live.
And all the things against my will keep goes on and on because that is not a dream come true for me…
I cried out loud in prayer in a secluded place telling GOD everything that is against all my plans and wills and all the frustrations inside.
While praying… I give in and say to God, “Father! If it is your will let your will be done not mine, you see all the things up there.”
The next day December 20 when my sister traveled all the way from Manila to Mindoro to secure and close the deal of our sold property.
December 21 -22 they pack up and leave my hometown in Mindoro.
My parents moved into San Pedro Laguna.
I visited the place for the very first time and just as I expected, I got really disappointed with my father’s decision but since all his decision allowed by God, I accepted and respected it.
The next day got a chance to know my other first cousins Kuya Michael and her wife ate Joan from my father’s side of family and their sons named Shanty, a young boy age of 11, JM age of 12 and Baby Gab 1 year old.
I discovered they were not only a family by blood, they were also a family by spirit we shared the same belief in God and had an opportunity to know Kuya Michael’ s story about his encounter with Christ.
And by Christmas eve and new year also became one of the most memorable holidays of my life, never been this happy for long, I felt the spirit of Christmas because we never been this whole as a family before.
My family of four just got bigger..
We celebrate holidays together, I was surprise to discovered that we are all serving God,
it is true, maybe I don’t like the place, or the house but I’ve found a family and a home here.
I found something but I cannot trade for anything even to a better house.
We prayed and ministered each other during the time we were together!
I am so happy to know Kim, Mc2, Klent and Keanna in such a young age they were very talented in music.
Here is a sample of my little nephew playing bass on acoustic guitar.
I was sin love right now with the Lord, i thank Him for not answering my prayer, I thank him for not listening in any of my word.
I just cant imagine my life right if I would be this happy at this moment,God just gave me a Family that belongs to Him,
This moment I knew one of the reasons God brought me in this place it is like God’s other way to say “meet your cousins that belongs to our family”.