Welcome back to another blog post. Hehe. I know I post everyday but that’s because of the gratitude challenge which I’m loving SO much! The challenge makes me reflect about the things that I’m grateful for.
Anyway, let’s get started with the main topic!
You guys know that I joined a really cool Catholic community where we serve others while serving God. I just joined last May but my experiences were so beautiful– and being in the community made me learn a lot of new things.
Now, I will be serving the kids. I am scared, nervous and excited at the same time. Scared and nervous because I’m not really fond of kids. I don’t really like nosy kids and I don’t know how to interact properly with them. Excited, because I know this will be something that I won’t forget in my life. This is the first time I’m serving the kids.
But…why serve the kids?
Last November 4th, I attended a training. It’s for the youth who wants to serve the kids. I don’t know why I went there. I don’t know why I attended. The weather that time was cold and it’s nice to sleep in bed all day but I know God woke me up early so I could prepare and attend the training. My mind was full of negative thoughts and I don’t really want to attend but then I found myself preparing for the training. Eventually, I found myself in my co-servant’s house and there, it happened. God called me that day and I’m glad I answered.
During the training, I realized a lot of things. As I’ve said, I don’t really like kids but as the training goes on, I’m starting to feel that being with kids is fun too. I started to realize that I once was a kid, maybe it’s nice to go back and see myself as a kid again by looking at the kids I’m serving at. We were trained on how to talk with the kids, on how to approach them, on what things to say and the rules when serving them. One rule that’s gotten into me was never say ‘kunyari’ which means pretend in English. I wondered why but later on my question was answered. They said, the kids will adapt the kunyari word. And kunyari also results to lying. I also learned that kids are kids, they are honest so we shouldn’t be offended by what they’ll say to us.
“Ate, bakit ang pangit mo?”
“Why are you so ugly?”
Do not be offended. As I’ve said– kids are kids. They are still insensitive about what they’re saying.
Another point on why to serve kids is because kids are the purest. Kids are the most innocent ones and they are closest to God’s heart. Just think of it, serving someone that is very close to God– so heartwarming. And as Mark 10:14 says,
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
This is an enough reason to serve the kids. And we are all tasked to share Christ in all people– so then let’s do it.
After the whole day of training were some announcements and I was given another challenge by God again. They chose me to be the facilitator of kids with ages 11-12. Being a facilitator is SO much– I am thankful, I really am, but I can’t help but be nervous as well. Being a facilitator means you will hold the kid’s life– you will know their personal lives and you have to touch the kid’s soul and they have to learn something from you. I hope I can do this one– of course, through His help!
The kid’s camp will be this weekend and here a little announcement!
- I don’t think scheduled posts works for me so I think I’ll skip two days of the blogging challenge. I’ll just post them Monday.
- There won’t be an After Party series post tomorrow because yeap, I won’t be online and ‘sides, I have posted an After Party last Wednesday.
- Lastly, I will share my experiences with you guys! Just stay tuned!
And that’s it. Thank you so much for reading!