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Scripture Ventures

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I and three other members from our parish attended the Institute of Pastoral Development‘s Scripture Ventures at Tagaytay.  The courses were held from July 20-24.  There were three courses to choose from so I and my companions distributed ourselves to each of those courses.  I and Ben Tindoy attended TRAIL (“Training the Trainers”), Rose went to SLT (“Servant Leadership Training”) while Evelyn went to JOD (“Joy of Discovery”).  Our main objective was to be trained so as to help our parish later on establish its BEC program.

eliandcora.jpgThe participants we found out came from as far as Kalibo, Cebu and Zambales.  The atmosphere was friendly and the trainers were professionals were making available to the Church their expertise in a strictly voluntary work.  Teachers and students didn’t have a hard time jelling with one another.  There was even a point where I saw Cora, our course moderator, take up the guitar and help in group animation!  The courses were themselves interesting and engaging.  Evelyn was telling us how during the last session of JOD, all the students and teachers were moved to tears by the presentation of the last lesson: the crucifixion narrative in Mark.

There were a lot of high moments during those five days in Tagaytay.  There was Cultural Night for example where the students, distributed to different cultural groups made presentations based on a bible passage.  Our group (Laguna, Caloocan, QC) presented a mime of the Parable of the Sower in Mark and was quite well accepted.  Apart from these “high moments” we also met new friends who contributed to the gaiety of those five days.

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