I guess I'm telling a long story in this entry. Let's begin with what happened during the last holiday. I had the opportunity to join the Sabah Youth Day 3 in Tambunan! When I finally stepped Holy Cross, Toboh at Tambunan,I was like, "Wow, I'm really here." I was mesmerized by my own presence. Earlier this year, I had never expected myself to really join this SYD. I didn't even know what to expect and what do I want from SYD but praise the Lord, I was there and I knew what I wanted and also what He wanted.
The theme for SYD 3 is Rooted and Built Up in Christ, Firm in Faith.
I learned that it is very important for us to have a deep relationship with Him, and to really know the Story of Him. When we really know Him, we love Him, we believe in Him and therefore our Faith will be strengthened. It is not as easy as writing this, it requires a lot of work. You must let Him to enter your heart, you must listen to what He say and you must do what He wanted you to do.
So here are some pictures I managed to take.
p/s didn't take a lot because I know there'll be a lot of cameras over there :p
note: pictures are not in order
|First picture taken at Toboh, with senior Lolyn, during breakfast.|
|and here's our lunch during our first day in Toboh, I don't know why did I capture this but I guess it was because every little detail is precious. hee.|
|Maxwell and Paya!|
|Lolyn, Bumbum and Bara!|
|was quite excited when I got to see them there. Though it's easy for us to see each other in IP, the feeling was different right there. We we're all different I think, in a good way, probably because of the surrounding.|
|and here are the seminarians. Paya and I were stuck on our way to the toilet when we saw them performing. We were wowed by them. My favourite part was when they do their rap!|
|I don't remember which day was this but this time they changed their place so that more people are able to enjoy their performance.|
|There are stalls outside Holy Cross, so many of us bought food from the stalls, and when we buy food of course we share them right? So let's eat!|
|view from the first floor of Holy Cross|
|On the fourth day I finally managed to get myself on top the church. It was high and it was mesmerizing to see 3000 youths from all over Sabah to gather in this place, all with the same reason, to see Him.|
|Maxwell, Russell and Cornelius with 3 ladies from Semporna. Feel like adding more description to this picture but I guess not..hehe :p|
|Third day in Toboh, we were like finally, we meet Beatrice and we are able to take picture together!|
|Last day, during the closing ceremony mass. The youth from Diocese of Keningau was handing over the the Cross to the youth of Sandakan Diocese.|
Finally, my favourite pictures ...
We were blessed with this beautiful scenery during our dinner time. I whispered to myself that I can't miss this moment. So put my dinner aside and start capturing pictures as much as I can before they disappear. These are not the best picture but still worth to be kept right?
I hope you can take look at these pictures and I hope you are able to see Him :)
|Can't miss the scenery right? It was quite late when I decided to have my picture taken. The rainbows are already covered by clouds but little colors were still visible. I really love this picture because it feels as if I was taking picture with Him|
I will never forget my experience in this SYD 3. It's not only about what I got in Tambunan but what I have gained during our preparation for the event. I am determined to keep my faith in Christianity. Now I am able to allow Him to use myself as His tool. It's not gonna be easy all the time but His Holy Spirits and Angels will keep accompany me along the road. Right now I'm anticipating for the next SYD in 2016 which will be held in Holy Trinity, Tawau! I hope that I'll still be able to join the next SYD. So my friends in faith, let's join the next SYD!