Wednesday, May 28, 2008
FOJC Youth Congress 2008 - Raven Resort, Bataan, Philippines
I’ve been in the Philippines for the past 8 days. The Friends of Jesus Christ Ministries International brought me in to speak at their 25th Anniversary Youth Congress at the Raven Resort in Bataan.
I spoke 7 times and covered the topics found in the Encounter materials that I wrote for NUCOMM. I tried out some new materials that came out of my reading on neuroanatomy. It worked out well enough to keep in the new version. Clearly, the most powerful session was the one on “Experiencing Forgiveness.” Several of the young delegates shared about how they were set free from the hatred they had in their hearts. Yes...HATRED. Much of this hatred was directed towards their parents!!!
My closing words were very simple and was an echo of a message I gave a few years ago and continues to linger in my heart: Dream Big! Act Now! Stand Out! Apparently, that talk was just as memorable.
It amazes me at the wealth of potential found in those young people. They just need someone like a “father” to give them permission to be a mavericks for the Master. :-)