Nothing beats starting the year right by looking forward to the greater things God has in store for our campus ministry in Calamba. We have seen God's mighty hand in growing and expanding the ministry as we continue to disciple the students in the campuses.
Sharing with you this month the fruits of your partnership and highlights of God's faithfulness and transforming grace in the lives of the next generation.
I am Kressy Lacdao, 3rd year BSA student in LCBA. If I were to describe my life before, my life is like an incomplete puzzle. I feel like a big part of me is missing. I tried to look for that “missing piece” from friends, romantic relationships, and liquor drinking. I used to engage in different relationships, insanely used any foul language I know, and was known to be a war freak because I always wanted to pick up a fight with girls I don’t like. I let all of these things become a part of my life. I didn’t care what others would say about me. But at the end of the day, after countless pursuits of finding the missing piece, I still felt incomplete. My heart longed for something I didn’t know.
I met people who introduced God in my life. I started doing One2One with Ate Jamie, my classmate. In the course of going through One2One, I have decided to change my life, my habits and myself. It was challenging for me to turn away from my old life. I felt like I cannot do it. Unsurprisingly, I wasn’t able to make it. I stopped doing One2One. I went back to my old life.
Still frustrated with how my life goes, Ate Jamie kept on following me up and patiently discussed the One2One booklet with me. Little by little, my heart was being opened up and I began to understand the Gospel she’s sharing with me. My eyes began to see the purpose I have in Christ. I decided to go through Victory Weekend and from there, I experienced a genuine encounter with God. I was established in the faith and in God’s Word. I thought that it was about me changing my life kaya pala frustrated ako palagi. I realized that it was really God who changed me when I decided to finally surrender my heart and life to Him.
Now, I am living my life knowing where my purpose comes from. I found the missing piece I have been searching for so long – that is Jesus Christ. He continues to change me. I believe that I am being renewed every single day. My relationship with Him leads me to become the woman He purposed me to be. Because of what He did for me on the Cross, I began to have compassion for people who are going through the same things I was doing before. I began to share the Gospel and tell my classmates and friends of His love. He is now using me to speak life and purpose to the lost. I started doing One2One to the students in my campus and I’m now handling a life group of Junior High School students. I am more than excited to be used by God and see my generation experience real change in Christ.