In December 3rd, Metaneos Young Adults ended their year’s activities by gathering and dressing up in black and white for our annual Christmas party. The Metaneos Black & White Soiree started by playing human bingo facilitated by our game host, Miguel Reyes. We were asked to fill out a sheet filled with questions about us, like favorite color, favorite Netflix original, dominant hand, N’sync or backstreet boys, early bird or night owl, etc. We were then delighted in getting to know each other as we had to find people who had the same answer as ours, in order to win! Afterwards, as we waited for dinner to be served and chatted amongst each other, we were informed the new bible study series starting next year entitled “Do Something”. After that, dinner time! Thanks to our very own Tina Ma and Karl Lucriana who cooked us delicious dinner, which was beautifully served.
Following after, we had a graduation ceremony for YA’s who are moving onto the next stage as they branch out to their own lifegroup. It was an emotional moment for some of us as we looked back on the many memories shared together and for some, a difficulty in accepting that it’s time to move on. It’s hard to get out of your comfort zone but we need to do it at times in order to grow and go where God calls us and needs us to be.
As we continued to enjoy the eventful evening, we played Jenga Rules whereas each block had a specific rule written by Miguel. It was a fun game that everyone participated in and was filled with laughter and a slight fuel of competitiveness. Prizes were then awarded to particular people. Jae, who was very friendly all throughout the event, was awarded the “Social Butterfly Award”. “Best Suit” went to Ryle while “Best Dress” went to Sheena. As we neared the end of the night, we played one last game in which was a Christmas Carol Chant-off. Rest assured it was no easy game when Miguel is the game host but certainly it was fun and memorable nonetheless. Soon after, we took our group pictures and said our goodbyes.
2017 has gone by fast. There were many highlights throughout the year that I’m happy to recall that I was able to be part of:
- Our “Adulting” bible study series that tackled God’s will, career, singleness, dating, commitment, and faith. Overall, helping and encouraging us to pursue God and His word as we apply our faith in our crucial stage of young adulthood. It also drew us closer to each other and made us accountable for each other.
- Our decision to sponsor a child from the Philippines through Compassion. We supported Geraldine, a kid from Mindanao for a full year by giving financial assistance thus helping her to meet her daily needs physically and spiritually
- The opportunity to meet new people and had an opportunity to see the ones whom we haven’t seen for a while
- Volunteering at Good Shepherds Ministry and mentoring during the annual Torch Youth Camp
That’s just to name a few but I pray that God will continue His work in each and every one of us, the whole ministry and the whole church. It was such a blessing to be serving with people with the great passion, dedication, love for the Lord, His ministry and for His people.
– Faith Azarcon
‘Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.”
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 NIV