The Christian Living Activity Month was held at La Verdad Christian College-Caloocan’s Auditorium last January 19, 2015. It was actually my first time to experience that kind of program, that was all about ‘ Christian Living ‘ or activities for praising God.
‘ The Amazing R.A.C.E ‘ was the theme of the program (Rough Road Ahead, Challenge Your Excuses) . It challenged the students of LVCC to challenge their excuses in preparing for their performance. If we were lack of resources and especially in time, we have to challenge ourselves to make the impossible happen. We had to challenge our excuses. Each year, section and individuals had practiced their performance for just about two to three weeks. Every each of us had to participate in Chorale, Christian Dance , the Salted Speech ( Bible Preaching ) , Pitik Titik , Fashion, the MSNP ( short-films) and CL Quiz Bee.
I’d chose to join the Chorale, because I wanted to sing. It actually hard for me at first to catch up with the tone because I was put at the Alto, which the tone was actually out of the song’s melody, but with God’s help, I was able to catch-up. I was also been chosen to be the representative of our class in the Salted Speech or Bible Preaching. I actually didn’t know what to do the time our president told me that I’d been chosen to be the preacher because they’ve just told me a day before the program. It was hassle! I knew to myself that it’s never easy to be a preacher. Given that I wasn’t really familiar with the topic and I wasn’t good in understanding the bible’s verses.
During the only day left to practice the given topic, I’d asked for my dad to teach me how to deliver the topic. But unfortunately, my mom had been confined in the hospital Tuesday night so my dad wasn’t able to teach me. So I had no choice but just to practice the topic by myself. I’d spent the whole day practicing. I’d spent more than half of the day for the chorale and the rest for the preaching. It took me hours to almost perfect the delivery but I knew it still wasn’t enough. Until it was already 2 am and I had to sleep because I had to go in school at exactly 7 am.
I was standing at the podium and people were staring at me. I was nervous! It was the day of the program and it was my turn to do the preaching. I didn’t know what to say. All that I had practiced last night had all gone. I was mentally blocked! But thank God because I was able to finished that task almost perfectly!
That was really a challenge for me.
But Thank God I’ve got this!
The program ended very well and amazing! It was actually the best program that I had attended. It was full of challenges but we were able to challenge our excuses. It was a program that full of contest but no one of us treated others like an adversary. We didn’t see the program as a competition but a perfect time to praise God instead.
I thank God because I’d been part of the Christian Living Activity Month at LVCC !