Just last Thursday, I received a Facebook personal message from my friend King.
His letter contained a summarized note of how we met seven years ago, back when he was still a struggling college student/taekwondo jin at Far Eastern University.
At that time, I was serving as a LifeBox campus minister/Victory U-Belt pastor. We met for the first time at Victory U-Belt’s youth service one Friday evening, where he was invited by his classmate Avon.
King has gone a long way since our first meeting in 2007 and the many Victory group meetings and 1-2-1 discipleship sessions we had. I never imagined that this young man from Malolos, Bulacan, would one day, become a full-time minister and be used by God to share the Gospel to his family.
Well, reading his message sure encouraged me that nothing in this world happens by “accident”.
And his message all the more reminded me to keep investing on young people, because we may not know who they will become, yet, God knows their future and He will surely bring to fulfilment every good and precious plan He has for them.
Hopefully, we will also continue investing on your people – mentoring them and showing them the way to God.
“Hi pastor richard. Mag preach po ulit ako this Sunday week 4 ng Radical series natin. Bigla ko lang po kayo naalala. Thank you po sa pag empower sakin, thank you po sa tiwala. Thank you po sa impartation,. Lahat po ng member ng family ko nag church na, lahat din po ng kapatid ko may mga kanya kanya na sila work sobra bless po nila ngayon, kahit po ako, may sarili ng Gym and photography studio,. Habang nag papastor. I have my own car narin po. Tapos po sa gym ko ang dami ng national champions. Dahil po yan sa bible verse na tinuro nyo po sakin,. Proverbs 3:5 . naka graduate narin po ako sa school of church planting last year and nakakuha po ako ng award leadership award. Hindi man po tayo madalas mag kita at mag usap. Gusto ko lang po malaman nyo, na lagi ko po kayo pinag pray, salamat po sa tiwala I pray na wag po kayo mag sawa na I share yung Gospel, sa mga katulad ko athlete na makaranas ng totoong tagumpay., na matatagpuaan lang nila kay HESUS . salamat po God bless you.”