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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

YouthPREPLink Level 2 (Day 3)

By DS / st
SANDAKAN : 8th May 2013, was the third day of YouthPREPLink Level 2 at St. Paul's Church, Ulu Dusun. Everyone woke up early and started the day with Lectio Divina, aimed at promoting communion with God through His words and prayers.The session was led by Claire Andrew. Breakfast was simple yet appealing as it was prepared by the participants themselves. 
The second session was on "Human  And Constitutional Rights" which was facilitated by Severinus Lester Irineus. Human rights are understood as fundamental rights to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being. He also said that, Human Rights is supposed to be practiced by each and everyone of us. After the input session, was the question and answer slot. Participants were given opportunities to ask in order to help them understand more about Human and Constitutional Rights. The session ended at 11.30 am. It was then cooking time, a practical process to train self reliance, uplift of self esteem and independence.
The afternoon session was on "Prayer" shared by Seminarian Andy Borine Tingadon who is currently in the Initiation Year in St. Peter's College,  Kota Kinabalu. Prayer is a surge of heart; it is a simple look turned towards heaven. It is a cry of recognition of love, embracing both trial and joy. He also shared to us about the Lord's Prayer. According to St. Thomas Aquinas, the Lord's Prayer is the most perfect prayer and also the summary for our Gospel. He also reminded us that, the Lord's prayer is a prayer for the children of God and how lucky we are to be one of them. 
After a whole day session, the participants practiced for the upcoming outreach project. The whole evening was spend on English practice. During the English practice, it helped them to develop the skill on how to accept or face criticism, how to communicate with people with different characters and attitudes and at the same time teaching them how to share their talents and how they integrate their talents during the outreach project. Before lights off, they sat prayerfully in a circle to share how they felt of that day. It was a platform for participants to speak their hearts out with the sole aim of improving the next day's program. It also provided them the opportunity to practice the skills acquired through the 'Row, row, row,  your boat' game carried out the day before to dare to voice their comments on things that were not right.

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