School Year 2012-2013 Field Trip Activity Report
The First Step in Fulfilling the Vision through God’s Provision
“A MOMENTOUS DAY IN A MOMENTOUS PLACE”. Over 120 participants of the 2012 Lakbay Aral
(Educational Field Trip) took their group shot at the back of the house of our National Hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal.
“They will speak of the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and I will meditate on Your wonderful works. “ in Psalm 145:5. This Bible verse is what the 2012 Lakbay Aral (SACN Educational Field Trip) is holding on to. Beyond reaching its goal, and that is to alleviate the beneficiaries’ emotional and physical aspects of living, but more especially in sharing God’s love that will result in an outpouring of praises and thanksgiving in their hearts to our Father. The day has come for one of the major activities of the developmental program of Sponsor A Child Now to become a reality last Saturday, August 25, 2012. From months of preparation and earnest praying, God graciously fulfilled our plans and desire for the beneficiaries. What made the event more momentous is that it was not just the children of the IT Tender Ministry who benefited but also children from Batang Matinik and Pangarap Kids Ministry of Tiaong, Quezon and from the Batang Krayola Ministry in Makati. Truly, what an awesome God!
There were 124 people who gathered from different areas and assembled at the IT Tender Drop-In Center, Alabang as early as 5:30 in the morning. The greeted one another and met the day with excitement in their hearts and bright smiles on their faces. The young Ptr. Raymond Sumaya of Jesus King of Kings Community Church in Makati led the prayer for safety for“Bus A”, while Ptr. John Basiwa, the IT Tender Ministry Team Leader, led the prayer for “Bus B”. Along the way, Ate Nerisa and Ate Almira never let a single moment become dull. These witty tourist guides shared jokes and meaty information about the places that we were about to go. They also instructed the participants about features of the bus and the do’s and don’ts onboard. This helped a lot for the safety and comfort of the passengers.
At the Rizal Shrine in Calamba, Laguna, the participants roamed around the area to see where the young National Hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal was raised. This was the first venue of the event. They marveled at the richness of his home and the stories behind each corner and items inside the grand ancestral house. The second stop at the Lucky Me! Plant in Sta. Rosa, Laguna was also an interesting part of the day. It captivated great curiosity since almost everyone eats noodles. The children enjoyed meeting Mr. Lucky M, the mascot of the said brand. They also learned the history of the company and how millions of noodles are made everyday. The highlight of the said event was the Enchanted Kingdom. Each of the participants were given almost five hours to experience the thrill of what the theme park offers. Despite the gloomy weather, the children and even young-at-hearts were all smiles as they enjoyed the rides. The day ended with some of the participants’ testimonies. Some of them shared that it was the most wonderful day for them. TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY for giving the ministry the opportunity to serve Him in this way!