Last Sunday was one of the best days of my life.
Thousands of people gathered at the Mall of Asia Arena for the closer of Kerygma Conference 2014. As expected, it was a blast!
I was already at the venue at around 7:30 AM. As part of the Light of Jesus Music Ministry, I got the chance to have backstage access.
Everything’s set. The seats are patiently waiting to be filled. People are still lining up outside the arena.
Father Joseph Skelton of the Diocese of Tagbilaran in Bohol delivered beautiful songs before the attendees. He’s awesome! He is a gospel singer who has had many years of professional concert performances and recordings both in the U.S. and the Philippines since thirteen (13) years old. Source: Wikipedia
Bishop Honesto Ongtioco officiated the Celebration of the Holy Eucharist. In his homily, he focused on Christ being the Servant King. He also emphasized on helping the poor.
After the Holy Mass, Jason Evert, an American Catholic author and chastity speaker, delivered an inspiring speech to the crowd. Known for his love for Pope John Paul II, that he even wrote a book about him, he told them the highlights of the now proclaimed Saint’s life story.
I love Saint JP II too. I always ask him to intercede in my prayers.
I can still remember how I found myself crying in front of our tv set when I learned about his death in 2015.
Arun Gogna is also one of the speakers at the Grand Feast. He is a Feast builder of The Senior Feast Alabang in Festival Mall. He’s also a book author though I have not read any of his books yet.
His approach in preaching the Word is a hit. As part of the audience during the afternoon Grand Feast, I realized that it is possible that one can learn and laugh at the same time.
Feasters went home feeling like Supermen and Wonderwomen after the event. We are uncontainable because our God is uncontaible too!
The Light of Jesus Youth showed a meaningful presentation of one’s fight against life’s tragedies and negative forces towards a victorious self. (Gravity by Sara Bareilles)
As Brother Bo Sanchez puts it, “our past does not define your future.”
This is my only decent photo of Bro. Bo. I see Jesus in him.
Co-servants. (L-R) Laurie, Audz, Raia, Jenny and Cath. Beautiful souls.
Overall, Kerygma Conference 2014 was a success.
It’s actually my first time to attend Kerygma Conference and definitely not be the last. Everybody left the arena with hearts uplifted and souls empowered by the Father!
Above all else, it is the only God in Jesus that’s been lifted high!
I just can’t wait for Kerygma Conference 2015 – Coming Home! I hope to see you there next year!
We lift You higher
Your Name be lifted higher
Kerygma Conference is the brainchild of Catholic lay preacher and bestselling author Bo Sanchez, who started it in 2007. It is the largest inspirational conference in the Philippines. Every year, the Light of Jesus Family gathers over 18,000 people– Catholics and non-Catholics– to receive inspiration and be empowered by experiencing God’s love and presence through the Holy Mass, anointed worship, world-class entertainment and life-changing talks. http://kerygmaconference.com
Jhonn Robert, 23, is a Filipino writer who believes that supreme optimism can change the whole world.