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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

2nd Diocesan Youth Leaders' Camp ~ YLCII


The first Youth Leaders' Camp (YLC1) was held for the first time in St. Mary's Cathedral from 2nd - 6th February 2012 to cater to the needs of youth leaders in the Diocese of Sandakan. The camp was rated a sucess and fruitful for the 76 youth leaders who attended the camp. The second Youth Leaders' Camp (YLCII) scheduled on 23rd - 27th January  2013 will cover the four aspects in life ~ balance, prayer, direction and skills which will be held in Holy Trinity Church, Tawau.

The objectives for YLCII are; to gather and strengthen relationship through friendship, sharing and learning among youth leaders of the four parishes and to rediscover, renew and reconnect their faith as a person and as a servant leader.
The first meeting was held on 15th of November 2012 in Annex Room, Holy Trinity Church, Tawau. The focus of the meeting was to finalize the program, venue management and other logistic preparation. The first meeting had the local organizing team in place. The coordinator for the event, Anna had assigned all scope of duties to members of the local organizing team. 
The second and third meetings on 29th November 2012 and 12th December 2012 respectively were convened at Holy Trinity Church. Fr. David Garaman, the spiritual adviser to the Diocesan Youth Apostolate was present in the meeting and each team presented their progress report. Everyone was giving his/her best in preparing YLCII. The next meeting will also be held in Tawau on the 5th January 2013. My brothers and sisters, let us walk hand in hand to have a fruitful camp not only for the participants but also for us, the organizers. Let's keep in touch and see you in prayers.
"Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken." - Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
On 13th December 2012 at Holy Trinity Chruch, Parish Office, Anna and Sharon from the Diocesan Youth Office paid a courtesy call on Msgr. Nicholas Ong. During the visit, both sides discussed and explored on issues confronting the youths.

Youth Leaders' Camp II Activated!

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