ALSCI CAMPUS (RSHS)
Alabel Science High School (Regional Science High School for Region XII)
Last November 11, Every Nation Campus General Santos was invited to lead the Spiritual Development Class of ALSCI in Alabel, Sarangani Province. We praise God for open doors in being able to influence not just the students but also their faculty members.
We were able to engage about 80 students from grades 7 to 11. We shared the heart of service that is manifested through a relationship triggered by love and compassion. There's no greater example of that kind of service than Jesus himself for he laid down his life for us all.
Our student leaders helped out in leading their friends and classmates in the group discussion. We are able to help them realise the important matters in life even at a young age. Matthew, a grade 7 shared, "Real service is done by letting go of what you want or you don't want to do to show the people you love that you love them."
In the afternoon, these students attended our 5:00PM Youth Service at 3rd Floor Falgui Building, along National Highway for the first time. We are joyful for all the breakthroughs that God has given us in the campus of ALSCI and all the more excited in lives being transformed by the gospel.
Philippine Science High School SOCCSKSARGEN Region Campus
After the ALSCI Campus, we facilitated a retreat for the grade 7 students of the PISAY Campus in Koronadal City. It brings us great joy for having this privilege in touching lives by starting in the campus.
We were able to share how important it is to discover our purpose in God. As scholars it is so easy for them to perform and please others with their lives waiting for approval and affirmation for their hard work, so it was just fitting to share to them the very reason why they exist--that is to honor God in everything.
While everybody were buzzing around, Nicole caught my attention. When I asked her how she was and she started crying and shared her story. She stated, "Ngayon lang kasi ako nagkaroon ng mga kaibigan. Dati friend lang kami kapag kailangan nila ako, 'pag wala na, inaaway nila ako. Pero ngayon, alam ko na may migo na ako kag miga."
Hafsa on the other hand, is a beautiful girl who doesn't like her pictures taken and always sits at the back. I found out that she feels different towards everybody else because she's half-Indian and she thinks she doesn't belong. I took the chance to encourage and pray for her.
These are just two among all the lives that we deal with every single day in the campus. Students coming from different backgrounds with different stories and different struggles in life. Some may look down on them because they are young but the truth is, as we invest in their lives, they will set as examples in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity for our generation.