San Beda Comes Back For The Palarong Med Swimming at Ateneo de Manila

The swimming competition of Palarong Medisina 2019 started eight in the morning of February 17, 2019, at Ateneo Loyola Swimming Pool of Ateneo de Manila University with swimmers represented from various medical schools in Luzon. The swimming competition had 3 categories per swimming and two breaks of 15 minutes in between.

Ateneo Swimming Pool

The first category swimming sets were 200 m medley relay for men and women, 200 m freestyle for men and women, followed by 50 m butterfly for men and women and lastly, 4×50 m mixed medley relay. The Bedan swimmers who participated in the first set of events is Carlo de Leon from year level 2 for 50 m fly men and Jaenara Bitao from year level 1 section A for 50 m fly women.

As for the second category: the sets were 50 m breaststroke men and women, 100 m freestyle men and women and 4×50 m freestyle relay for men and women. The Bedan swimmers who participated in the events were Vielson Urriza of year level 1 – section B for 50 m breaststroke men and Anya Arceo from year level 3 for 50 m breaststroke women.

Finally, after the second 15-minute break was category three, the events were 100 m individual medley for men and women, followed by 50 m backstroke for men and women and 50 m freestyle for men and women and 4×50 m mixed freestyle. The Bedan Swimmers who participated in the last set of events is Carlo de Leon of year level 2 for 50 m freestyle men and Jaenara Bitao from year level 1 section A for 100 m individual medley women, 50 m backstroke women and 50 m freestyle women.

The swimming captain of San Beda is Carlo de Leon for men and Anya Arceo for women. Carlo de Leon said, “First of all its good to be back kasi nagskip tayo ng APMC last year, pero it was fun and mas okay para sakin yung APMC this year. Tough opponents pero kaya natin pumalag, kulang lang din talaga sa practice and players. Hopefully next year magawan ng paraan both, masaya nako kahit isa samin magkamedal bago ako gumaduate” upon interviewing him about the palarong med swimming competition. The Bedan swimmers were thankful for the experience despite the team not having bagged any medals from the said competition. They were also grateful for the managers of the team who gave them drinks and food to eat in between breaks and swimming sets.

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Trust God to rescue you

It is sometimes very hard to keep trusting in God, especially if things seem to go wrong in your life – with your relationships, work, finances, health or some other situation.

David’s prayer here is an encouragement to cry out to God to rescue you and then to put your trust in God.

In this psalm we see the results of God’s love for you shown supremely through the death of Jesus. The Lord is:

  1. Your refuge
  2. Your rock
  3. Your rescuer

Psalm 31

In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;
    let me never be put to shame;
    deliver me in your righteousness.
Turn your ear to me,
    come quickly to my rescue;
be my rock of refuge,
    a strong fortress to save me.
Since you are my rock and my fortress,
    for the sake of your name lead and guide me.
Keep me free from the trap that is set for me,
    for you are my refuge.
Into your hands I commit my spirit;
    deliver me, Lord, my faithful God.

Agape Heartbeat: MD

I attended Agape Luzon Christian Movement’s Heartbeat: MD Making Disciples last February 23-24, 2019. I enjoyed the event and I met medical students and doctors from other schools. It’s a joyful experience to witness as well, to share the gospel to patients when we had our hospital blitz. I am thankful for my new found brothers and sisters in Christ thru Agape Family.

I enjoyed the conference listening to doctors, Speakers such as Doc Russell Barros, Doc Edward Magsombol and the others too and from a missionary as well.

The food was delicious too.

The schools who participated were UERM, St. Lukes, OLFU, UP and San Beda.

I am so delighted to have attended the 2-day conference which was held at Philippine Campus Crusade for Christ at Quezon City.

I am inspired to be faithful in ministry and to share the gospel to my friends and to make disciples.

I learned that…

Success in witnessing is simply taking the initiative to share Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit and living the results to God.

Acts 20:24 But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.

Acts of the Apostles 20:24 NLT

https://bible.com/bible/116/act.20.24.NLT

Goal – Plan + Action = Dream

Goal + Plan + Action = Reality

The key issue is not our ability but our availability for us to be used by God.

Here’s what I learned on suggestions for developing personal strategy of making disciples:

  1. Be sure you are committed to the Lordship of Christ and are filled with the Holy Spirit. (See Romans 12:1,2)
  2. Pray in faith that God will guide you in developing your personal strategy.
  3. Outline the strategy that God reveals in answer to your prayers.
  4. Learn all you can about how to accomplish your strategy.
  5. Give your attention to aggressive evangelism – under the Holy Spirit’s guidance and in His power, proceed with complete confidence to plan your work and work your plan.

As for the outline of strategy:

  • Name lists
  • Specific group to your life ( family, friends, relatives, and co workers)
  • Pray for each of them
  • Go to them in faith and tell them about God’s love in a simple, clear, systematic and loving presentation
  • build them into your chain of spiritual multiplication

Faith without works is dead, our faith makes us work. ☝🙂

Valentines 2019

I thought my day today would just be an ordinary day. But I was astonished. My guy classmates prepared a surprise for us girls of 1-A after our lecture in Anatomy: Pituitary glands and adrenal glands under Dr. Dagani.

They bought roses for us and chocolates! In addition to that they rendered a song number: Harana by Parokya ni Edgar. They sang all together and the guitarist was Kenno.

I received a rose and a chocolate today’s Valentines. I did not expect it. Thank you Kenno for personally giving me the flowers and chocolate. Thank you 1- A boys!

We appreciated your surprise, amidst our upcoming exams. You still made it. I’m proud of you guys.

After that, I had lunch with Alica, Imee, Kerstine, Clarice and Joyce at Jollibee. 🙂

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”

~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Happy Hearts Day

Breaking the fast

I am so thankful to be part of NBCC. It is our post prayer and fasting and we praise God for answered prayers.

Just like with mine, I passed my anatomy exam in cardiopulmonary module both lecture and laboratory. I’m so happy. Thank you Jesus.

So, I attended the worship service awhile ago at NBCC.

Lloyd was the worship leader, Andrew was the bassist, and Mark was the drummer. Our preacher was Pastor Lowi.

I learned that we can choose either to be a fault finder or a grace giver.

After the worship service, we went to Robinsons Pioneer and had our breaking the fast lunch fellowship.

We talked about the struggles of being a young professional Christian and the future events that we will be having for our young pros. Our president for the young professionals ministry by the way is Josiah.

I feel blessed to be with them. May God’s will be done in our lives.

I had lunch with Pastor Lowi, Irish, Andrew, Daniel, Josiah, Mark, Kuya Mcdo, Kuya Lyndon and Michelle. ❤🙌🙏

The Young professional’s fellowship of New Beginning Christian Community Church had lunch at Hainanese Delights at Robinsons Pioneer.

We are transferring to our new home at Pasig come this March. Our church will be merged with GMC. God’s will be done in our lives. 🙌 May the Lord find us faithful amidst the challenges we face.

Those who search will surely find me. 🌸

“I love all who love me. Those who search will surely find me.
Proverbs 8:17 NLT
https://bible.com/bible/116/pro.8.17.nlt

Here’s what I learned today from reading Proverbs 8. It is our day 5 already of prayer and fasting at church. I have faith that God will answer our prayers in His time.

How can we discern God’s voice amidst the noise we hear? I guess I need to pray fervently. I need to meditate more and practice quick obedience. Most importantly, confess my unconfessed sins to God. I want to be like Elijah, who had an obedient faith and who prayed to God and his prayers were answered as depicted in James 5:16-18.

I hope my prayers are effectual too. I want to know You more God and be intimate with You.

How to Guard Your Heart?

Thank you Joena for this message on how to guard one’s heart. I hope my future husband is doing the same thing with his own heart. It is really a terrible idea if my future husband is right now giving himself emotionally and spiritually to another? What a terrible picture! Yikes! Therefore, I should learn how to guard my heart as well.

I hope that I can learn how to make friends with guys, praying it over to Lord and be wise about it. I know I can learn more with being friends with my brothers and sisters in Christ.

Thank you for this again. God bless your good heart.

joenasandiego.com

“Oh dear, guard your heart.”

How many times have you heard about this advice? How many times have you given this advice?
I, for example, when I was still in my baby steps in my Christian walk, had a conversation on this with one of our female church leaders. It went something like this..

“What will I do Ate? I can’t stop thinking about him.”
“Dear, you really have to guard your heart.”
“How?”
“Surrender it to God. Pray about it.”
*blankly stared at her and just nodded in agreement but obviously didn’t understand a thing*

I mean, surrendering it to the Lord has always been part of the equation. Praying about it is a must. But what I needed that time were concrete steps. What are the things I should be start doing? What are the things I need to stop thinking about? How do I guard my heart?

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God does not want you to spend the rest of your life waiting

“He wants you to touch people’s lives and not just watch them walk passed by you. He wants you to initiate things. He wants you to feel rejected so you could choose to love over and over again despite not getting things the way you wanted. He knows that one day, you’d see that there is a purpose behind the rejection.

When that day comes, you will cry your heart out. It will once again bring you to your knees, “God, you’re right. It’s all worth it. Use me more. Whatever it takes. Just use me more.

Here’s the thing: Throw away everything that can hinder to your growth. Grow in the Lord and not in being the best amongst. Grow in loving the Lord and not in loving the man you thought you need.

Seek growth. It’s gonna be painful but trust that the Lord has a purpose. And He is a God who can redeem you even from the worst shame and even from the biggest lost. For the record, He is the God who turned water into wine, who fed the five thousand with seven loaves of bread and the God who brought dead to life.

He is a God who has plans to prosper you. Move. Don’t spend the rest of your life waiting. Grow. He’ll be with you every step of the way. In Him, you have everything you need.”

I got this excerpt from Joena San Diego’s blog while I was browsing the net. I found her blog and I was blessed. It depicts that God does not want us for the rest of our lives waiting. 🙂 Thank you Joena! I hope to read your books this summer.