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Thanks for dropping by!

Let me tell you more about myself.  I’m currently a senior Journalism student at the University of the Philippines.  I also teach English part-time for Japanese students.  Having taken a leave of absence for a year, I’m older (just a little!) than most of my classmates in the university.  It used to make me feel embarrassed, but now, I don’t really care much about it.

In life, you could let many things hold you back, thus, depriving you of your self-confidence or boldness.  If you can’t respect yourself for what you are, then how will others respect you?  Whew!  Sorry, if I’m starting to sound like a motivational speaker.

Recently, I realized that so much has changed about me.  The little things that I worried about yesterday now seem to be insignificant.  I guess to younger people, the opinions of others matter so much that they get bothered about it or couldn’t be themselves.

That’s it for now.  I’ll tell you more next time.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

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hi! i’ve been doing some research on pastor peter tan-chi (i’m very intrigued and at the same time inspired by his life) that i happened to come across your blog. i am attending in ccf-st. francis square for one year now and i really am learning a lot. unfortunately, i am not able to attend GLC level 1 classes and is not even a member yet. i once volunteered in filipino sunday school but due to some changes, i had to stop. however, i am now working on volunteering in NxtGen. I guess my membership would have to wait for another year (so sad).

anyways, so you are also a scholar ng bayan! haha. i have just graduated from upd last april 2009, after 6 years. so you see, there’s no need for you to be embarrased by how long it takes you to finish school, as long as you are doing what you are passionate about. aren’t you?

i got accepted as an applied physics student, but after 3 years, God has finally made me realized that i’m supposed to be a teacher. (yep, i prayed the most dangerous prayer: “Lord, use me. No matter what it takes, use me). i shifted to educ and finished a degree, no not in physics (it turned out physics’ my waterloo. haha), in chemistry.

yes, moving on was really difficult. people would say: “o di ka pa gagraduate?”, “o teacher (anong mapapala mo dun, etc.). but yeah, if you love what you do, you’ll be committed and will continue inspite of everything.

as for the academics, if each grade corresponds to a color of the rainbow, i would have a complete set. 1,…2…3, 4, 5, INC, NO GRADE, you name it, i got it!🙂

my life verse? jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.”

I am now a chem teacher in philippine science high school diliman. (i believe God has a great plan for me. but i didn’t expect it to be pisay. i was and still am totally overwhelmed!). it is only my first year of teaching (not to mention, my first job) and God-willing, this is what i would like to do for the rest of my life, as a form of my worship to Him.

Indeed, I am a nobody. But still, God used me for His glory.

P.S.
Life could be difficult for fresh grads (which you will soon become. congrats!). But pray and work without ceasing and ask God what He wants you to do. Rev. 3:7-8. I know you can do it. We have a great and superb God. Keep the faith!

ariane rosos

Wow! I’m so happy to hear from you. Isn’t it amazing how God has brought you to my site? Reading your post is truly encouraging. I myself felt guilty for quite a while during those years in college when I wanted to participate in the ministry but just couldn’t because I had to work and study at the same time. I realized that my ministry then was my family.

I’m so happy that you’re working on volunteering for Sunday school. I was the directress of the CCF Bataan Sunday school for a little less than two months because I had to leave for Bangladesh. Nagtuturo ako ng English (ESL Instructor) sa Asian University for Women. Kung noong April ka grumaduate, ibig sabihin, sabay tayong grumaduate at kung tutuusin, umabot nga rin ako ng 6 taon.

Wow! It’s amazing how God made you realize such things. Ako nga rin Computer Science noong una. You’re right. Kapag si Lord ang nagdala sa iyo sa isang lugar, Siya ang magbibigay sa ‘yo ng abilidad na makayanan ang anumang pagsubok. Love that verse!

That’s really cool. You’re teaching in Pisay. Isn’t it great to be given the chance to have an impact on young people? I’m teaching young women from Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, etc. Nakakatuwa naman na masaya ka sa ginagawa mo. Ako rin I feel so blessed kasi talagang pinagdasal ko nang mabuti ito bago ako nagdesisyon. Maraming mga hadlang at kailangang makisalamuha sa supladong amo at kung sinu-sino, pero ang mahalaga magawa ang pinagagawa ni Lord nang may tuwa.

I’m blessed by your testimony. Thanks for sharing! Let’s keep on praying for each other. Tawag nga nila sa ‘tin sa CCF – Life Shapers.

Wow, I’m blessed by both of your testimonies. I was also searching for things written about Pastor Peter when I came across this blog.

I also attend CCF St. Francis but haven’t joined any ministry yet. For now, I’m finishing my extended stay in UPD as well. In a couple of months, I’ll be a fresh grad, and I still don’t know where God is leading me. I’m still praying for it, I’ve got desires in my heart but I’m praying for their purification so that I may follow and obey what He wills for me.

Thanks again, and may God bless us all!

To raalk:

WOOHOO! I’m so happy for you! Congrats in advance! ;D

Claim God’s promise for you (for all His children) in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Just continue to pray for His leading. Have I told you that I once asked God to really DRAG me to His will no matter what that may cost? And He did! It hurt big time, which made me realize how much I must have really screwed up ;D but yep, I learned my lessons well. and i know in myself that was the most effective way for me to learn (i am that stubborn) ;D and I now know my purpose: to serve Him as a school teacher. Everyday of my life I am in need of His enabling grace so that I can perform it well. ;D

Uhh… don’t be afraid to try things and grab opportunities no matter how far fetched they may be. (that’s how I got in pisay anyway. Not even in my wildest illusions have i dreamed of teaching in pisay. but here i am now. Isn’t God superb? Nahihiya tuloy ako kay God… But yep, this is one of the greatest miracles in my life.😄 His message was clear: Claim your Canaan! ;D

Basta, always do your best, and let God take care of the rest. I am so happy and excited for you! Let us know what happens to your career-hunting ah! I am always so fascinated by how the Lord works. Kasi when you try to analyze them, all the circumstances that happened to you, everything fits together! AMAZING! Ikaw rin, be prepared for God’s awesome surprises!

I, too, am really blessed by your testimony. Thank you so much for sharing ah! Keep the faith!

P.S.
Uhh… though I now have a ministry (sunday school), i find it difficult (again!) to be committed due to change of sked and because career is really my priority. But I know that no matter what, the ministry should not suffer (not to mention that I am accountable for the life of those kids who hunger for God! And I am missing a lot because that is one of the things that I really really love doing). The Lord tells me the right things to do yet i end up not doing them. I’m really juggling between career, family, and ministry (sunday school and dgroup).😄 please support me in prayer din po. may I be able to follow God’s leading on how i can wisely manage all my commitments. Thank you and God bless you!

Thanks for the words of affirmation! ^_^ Maybe I, too, would have to ask God to DRAG me to where He wants me to be. hehe..

Let’s do pray for each other. And okay, I’ll let you know what happens in three months or so.🙂

Thanks again! God bless us all!

Kindly read Romans 8: 18-30 and may your (our) faith and hope be more strengthened.;D

v.28: And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.[NLT]

Stay blessed! No matter how much sufferings we are experiencing, in Jesus Christ, we are victorious. ;D

Hi Ariane!

How are you? Are you still working at Pisay? Update nga pala about me. I now teach Tagalog/Filipino to American missionaries here in Bataan. There’s a possibility for me to teach/manage a school in Japan, if God permits. Hindi pa ko ga’nong kasigurado kung ano ang mangyayari but what I’m sure about is that He is in control. Sabi nga “in the fullness of time, God is out to do you good.” That’s true for you and me.

When it comes to career vs. ministry. I had that dilemma before. I felt so guilty because I was focused on earning money or achieving what I wanted to achieve. But then God made a way so that I can minister to people while earning my keep. He knows our heart and if what we’re asking is in accordance with His will, hindi niya ipagdadamot. I’ll keep praying for you.

Amen.🙂

Karla!

How are you doing? I hope that God led you to a fulfilling job after graduation. Siguro may ministry ka na rin by now. Ako involved sa NxtGen at sa Worship Team sa CCF Bataan. From time to time, I miss going to CCF St. Francis. Do update us when you have time. We’re raring to hear from you. You’re also in my prayers.. ^_^

Thanks for updating me! i’m glad to hear from you. and i’m so happy naayos na ang dilemma mo.🙂

Romans 12: 12
Be glad for all God is planning for you. Be patient in trouble and always be prayerful.🙂

Sige, i’ll keep praying for you.

Yep, i’m still teaching at Pisay. i’m in my second year now, by God’s grace.🙂
Just this April, God reopened THAT door for me, which I thought He didn’t want me to enter. Grabe, sobrang saya ko as in! Hahaha!🙂

I intend to pursue it. I’m super excited.😀

Please please please pray for me.🙂
I’ll let you know how it goes. Super thanks!😀

Wow.🙂 It’s really nice to really hear from both of you.🙂

Yes, I already have a ministry, I joined NXTGen in St. Francis as a Large Group teacher in pre-school level. And yes, I’m also teaching pre-school in Sacred Heart Academy Pasig (where I graduated HS). So there, I also ended teaching, though I haven’t taken the LET yet.

For now, I believe I am where God wants me to be, but in a few years, who knows?. I constantly pray for it.🙂

And! In a few hours, I’ll join the Secrets of the Vine summit.🙂 looking forward for God’s amazing show. ^_^

Thanks for your prayers! I hope to meet with you in person.🙂

Karla!!!

Welcome to the world of teaching! (profession and
ministry :))

Wowee! Large group host ka rin sa NXTGen-SFS?
Pareho tayo.😀 Sa Intermediate level naman ako.
So, you’re under teacher Nikki?😀

Aattend ka pala sa Secret of the Vine Summit.
Sayang nagkasabay sila ng Large group training,
magkikita sana tayo today.😀

Anyhow, i do pray you learn a lot sa SOV summit
and have a superb experience with the Lord.

Wah! Oo nga ano! Sana magkakitakits tayong tatlo.
Awww….

Hahahaha! NAkakatuwa naman ito. Know that i am
SO BLESSED having met you guys along my journey
with the Lord.😀

1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NLT)
So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.

God bless you guys!
*hugs*

thanks for the welcome!🙂

yeah, I’m in Pre-school LG. I’m under teacher lynne hernandez, siya yung head ng team ko for LG.🙂

how was the training? nauna kasi ako mag-reg na for the SOV then i learned about the LG training. next time na lang siguro.🙂 I checked the copy of LG lifeshapers, team 1 ka pala, afternoon service. right? hehe..🙂 also in team 1! though morning.🙂 I have a feeling that we have seen each other na, but we just don’t know each other by face.🙂

about teaching, i know i like teaching, the spiritual gifts analysis reveal that i am gifted in teaching, but i am still searching where i’d really fit in the world of teaching. pre-school nga ba talaga? or others? sa school? or another way of teaching? i’m still praying that He reveal it to me. and so i’ll also know, i’m “getting my feet wet.” My major take home from the retreat is that it’s not enough to just seek; rather, pursue!

Thanks again!🙂

God bless!🙂

Ah, i was referring to Teacher Nikki Garcia, level coordinator ng pre-school.🙂 I can see that you’ve been so blessed sa SOV summit. Maraming salamat for sharing your major takehome with me! Sige, mangangarap na akong makasali sa SOV next time.😉

Re: Large Group Training
first part of the training was just a review of the METRO set-up c/o Teacher Bobbie. Para sa mga new LG recruits. Hehe. Second part naman conducted by Teacher Rico Del Rosario. Natuwa ako sa PIE: Passion (ni Jesus Christ), Inspiration (from the Holy Spirit), and Enthusiasm (ni God when He did the creation)– 3 important things we need to have as teachers/actors.🙂 Then he shared his experience during their team’s trip to Indonesia and how he was thinking about NXTGen all those times that he was there — reach out to kids, teach them all about Jesus Christ.😀

By the way, FUSE (fellowship, unite, strategize, energize) retreat tomorrow for all lifeshapers! Pupunta ka ba? I hope to see you there.😀

Re: what you said
“about teaching, i know i like teaching, the spiritual gifts analysis reveal that i am gifted in teaching, but i am still searching where i’d really fit in the world of teaching. pre-school nga ba talaga? or others? sa school? or another way of teaching?”

Naka-relate ako kasi ako rin, i realized a LOT, as in a lot of things after my first informal class observation last Tuesday. Na yung akala kong mga bagay na magbibigay sa akin ng fulfillment, hindi naman pala. That I should start doing, pursuing, and protecting those that really matter in life. That God can do anything. Hahaha. Natatawa tuloy akong nahihiya kay God kapag naaalala ko how He turned a lump of coal into a diamond, and showed me that diamond cannot give me fulfillment.🙂 How He proved to me that He has authority over ALL things and circumstances.

But i’m grateful kasi naexperience ko ang result nung “gusto” ko. Pero nakakawindang din kung paano ako tatawid papunta dun sa dapat. Wah! Pero ayun nga, I need to learn to trust God more.🙂 Super delayed obedience na nga. Pasaway talaga ako. Tapos ang dami ko ng naiisip na kung anu-anong gagawin just in case, ni hindi ko pa nga ginagawa yung pinapagawa ni God. Wah! Ganun ako ka-pasaway.

Please pray for me.😀 Maraming maraming salamat! I’ll keep praying for you! That we will not miss out on God’s will for us. Kasi ang hirap mabuhay ng hindi in-line sa will ni God! Hay!🙂

Wow! Nakakabless naman kayong dalawa, Ariane & Karla! Parang light years na ang narating niyo. Iba talaga kapag ang talents & energy kay Lord binibigay.

Pare-pareho pala tayong mga teachers. Sumasang-ayon ako sa maraming bagay na sinabi niyo. It’s very hard to live in this world, yet we have Christ & we have all we need. Sana kapitbahay ko lang kayo para madaling mapasyalan & makakwentuhan. It would sure be so much fun to hang out with you guys.

Exciting naman, ang daming happenings! I’m amazed at how God has been using CCF to bless so many people & more importantly, to expand His kingdom. Nakakatuwang isipin na nakapaloob tayong tatlo in His great plan. Mukhang maganda nga yang PIE na yan. I’m so excited just thinking about the ministries where God can use me & how things will unfold bit by bit. Challenge sa akin ang maghintay kasi minsan may pagka-control freak ako. May mga hakbang nga ako na ginawa in the past out of my ‘pagkainip’ at ayun, natutunan ko na kung bakit ‘di dapat pangunahan si Lord. Tama ka diyan, Ariane, kahit pagbali-baliktarin pa ang mundo, mas mahirap mabuhay nang hindi ayon sa plano ng Diyos. Kaya, go ako diyan! Let’s all lift up each other in prayer, para makasunod tayo nang maayos at magamit Niya nang mabuti.

I love you both, my sisters in Christ!

Ooops..

Ang ibig palang sabihin ng E sa FUSE, “Encourage.”😛 hahaha!

Re: FUSE
hindi ako nag-reg kasi fri-sat yun e. May pasok ng friday. but then, nag-declare ng “dengue holiday” (general clean up and fumigation) ang school for thursday-friday. ok lang din, may next time naman.

grabe, ginawa na nating parang e-mail ‘tong page. sorry and thanks!

Hi Karla!

Mukhang love na love mo ang mga pre-schoolers a. Is the LET (important) a requirement for teaching pre-school kids? I was also wondering if it has weight kung plano mo magturo abroad.

Ever since I started teaching kids, I somehow understood, kahit konti lang, why Jesus said no one can enter heaven, unless he becomes one of the least of these. I’m so interested in SOV. Sayang hindi ako nakasama. I wonder if you & Ariane are attending the Global Leadership Summit.

Anyways, I was wondering if you can do a guest post on this blog. It would be great if you can explain what SOV is & then share about what you learned, just things that you think would help believers in their faith. You can email me or post it here as a comment & I’ll just post it anew. Friend mo na nga pala ko sa FB, Karla.

I’m excited about how we will see each of God’s plan unfold. Parang nakatatak na sa isip ko ang content ng isa sa mga sermons ni PTC: ‘in the fullness of time, God is out to do you good!’

Hi Ariane!

I think you have so many good things to share. So, if you have time, I would like to request na mag-guest post ka rito sa blog. Kahit yung tungkol sa PIE or any other topic which you think would help strengthen our fellow believers. You can email it to me or post it as a comment & then I’ll post it. What do you think?

Happy teaching!

WOW! Friends na kayo sa facebook! ako rin, pasali! Hahaha!😉

Sure sure! Wow, ang saya naman nun, guest post! Mega privilege yan!🙂
Sige, sige, i will email you. Bonggang bonggang ang dami lang ginagawa ngayon kaya hindi na ako makasulat ng comprehensive na output.😄

Ako rin, i love you both! Wah! Tama, sana nga magkakapitbahay tayo para kering-keri ang mega-bonding! Di bale, sa heaven, kayang-kaya yan!

Have a blessed week, mga kapatid! *super hugs!*
And yes, being a part of the CCF family is truly a great blessing! Praise God!

ngayon lang nag-sink in sa’kin yung message. haha. siguro nung una ko siyang nabasa, antok na’ko.🙂

about LET: well, they allowed me to teach, since may educ units naman ako, and psych grad. if teaching abroad, hindi ko lang sure yung policies, pero di ba edge mo na rin kung licensed ka? and di ba may mga tests and other licenses abroad? well, on this point, di ako sure.

GLS: nope, I don’t think I’m attending. May pasok kami ng Nov5 e. are you?

actually, there are some updates in the workplace. The HS guidance counselor resigned (she’s running as brgy. chairwoman). so, some of the admin people told me that they’re actually eying me to be a GC for elem (the current elem will be transferred to HS), but for next school year pa. They’re considering, and they asked me to consider it too. hmmm….

FB: yes, I accepted the friend request.🙂 ariane, I can’t see you in FB. hehe..

guest post: sure, I can do a guest post. pero maybe I’ll infuse some things that I learned about John 15 from the retreat facilitated by Ptr. Dennis Legaspi. SOV and that combined.🙂 Though I’m not sure when I’ll be able to email it. But I’ll just email.🙂 Latest sa sem break. hehe..🙂

Thanks thanks! Praise God for this blog and the openness that we have with each other. ^_^

Kasi binago ko ung privacy setting ko sa facebook…
Pano ko kayo mahahanap?:-/


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