Yabut graces MAS-AMiCUS Fellowship in Davao Oriental
October 12, 2015 • in News & Events
The Movement of Adventist Students-Adventist Ministry to Colleges/Universities Students or MAS-AMiCUS held its Sabbath Fellowship at Tibanban Adventist Church, Tibanban Gov. Generoso, Davao Oriental, with the theme, “Strenthening AMiCUS by Nurturing Differences or STAND, on Saturday October 10.
This event was initiated by the MAS-AMiCUS officers, spearheaded by Arthur John P. Castardo, president of MAS-AMiCUS Davao Oriental Chapter, with great support from the elders and members of Tibanban Adventist Church.
The event turned into a memorable experience as Pastor Jobbie Yabut, youth director the Adventist Church in the southern Asia-Pacific region came to witness and grace the event as the speaker during the Hour of Worship. Pr. Jemsly Lantaya, youth director of the Adventist Church in the Davao region accompanied him. In his message, Yabut emphasized the importance of being faithful to the Lord. He encouraged the members of the MAS-AMiCUS to stand despite the difficulties and differences in the colleges and universities where they are attending. He expressed excitement that this kind of event will be copied not only in the nearby provinces but all over the world!
Meanwhile, Lantaya in his lecture about self-esteem, he mentioned about the strong attitude of the MAS-AMiCUS while ministering in the secular campuses. “It is indeed a great responsibility for our young people who are studying in a non-Adventist institution to be tough in facing the criticism and being flexible in all matters while doing the work of God,” he added. The youth director was imperative to be united for the progress and being faithful to God’s service.
The Sabbath ended with gratitude and praise for the members of the local church, for hosting the event.
MAS-AMiCUS of Davao Oriental Chapter was grateful with the encouragement given by the youth leaders of the regions. The fellowship was even more successful as one committed to be ignited in faith for the ministry—not only to the MAS-AMiCUS but to the Church, as well. [Vecente Macalua]