By Geric Von Dela Cruz
“For the love of Christ constraineth us. . .” (2 Corinthians 5:14)
It was a grand day when two church schools within WVC territory was able to hold its Investiture Ceremony last February 24, 2018. The Three Angels Adventist Learning Center (TAALC) in Kalibo, Aklan as well as the Batad Adventist Elementary School (BAES) in Batad, Iloilo were zealous in their efforts of investing their pupils for a higher calling, a greater responsibility.
Master Guides tasked by the WVC Youth Department were simultaneously sent to lead the ceremony: MG Geric Von De la Cruz for TAALC in Aklan and MG Nesgen Caburlan for BAES in Iloilo. Assisted by their fellow Master Guides, the respective programs were all praises to God for the success.
Adventurers and Pathfinders alike were rallied and confirmed for their promotion. It may be a mere ceremony for some but the charge given emphasized a major point – that is, “ To endeavor everyday to cherish the high principles and to live them out in words and actions, that by so doing, the Adventurer/Pathfinder may prove to be a true servant of God and a friend to man.”
The simultaneous programs ended with proud parents and happy children reminded to be always “Ready to Serve!”
About the writer:
Geric Von Dela Cruz is a volunteer in the media ministries of West Visayan Conference, Iloilo City.