By Geric Von Dela Cruz
“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:25)
Young Professionals all over WVC territory were summoned last February 9-10, 2018 at the West Visayan Conference headquarters for a novel fellowship with the theme, “I’m In.” The weekend event aimed to solidify the bond of Young Professionals as one family capable of creating and sustaining avenues from which they could have their own and peculiar ministries.
A seasoned speaker, Dr. Hector G. Gayares, Jr. of Bacolod Adventist Medical Center shared his expertise for the young professionals. Through his God-given insights, he was able to inspire and teach the participants what possibilities they could tread so that they can be effective servants of God. As the theme was able to hint, the meeting which started from Friday evening, endowed the delegates with wisdom as to where they could fit in the total picture of God’s work.
An open forum with Dr. Gayares and the young professionals concluded the weekend program. “I am ignited spiritually, and I am willing to be used by God for His glory,” said by one of the young professionals. As a sort of closing ceremony, a fellowship dinner was held where everyone partook the sumptuous and healthy dinner banquet.
“Those who are of the household of faith should never neglect the assembling of themselves together; for this is God’s appointed means of leading His children into unity, in order that in Christian love and fellowship they may help, strengthen, and encourage one another. . .” (Our High Calling, p. 166)
A strong statement from the Spirit of Prophecy reminds each one that we should all be workers together with God. No idlers are acknowledged as His servants. The members of the church should individually feel that the life and prosperity of the church are affected by their course of action.— The Review and Herald, February 15, 1887.