We just concluded our first Victory Weekend for the year. Victory Weekend is about establishing strong spiritual foundations in our lives. It’s a two-day retreat, which helps us deepen our relationship with God and focus on establishing the spiritual foundations necessary for a life-long walk with Him. The father of two of our volunteers helping out in the PUP (Polytechnic University of the Philippines), San Juan outreach was a participant during Victory Weekend. These sisters, Joy and Tonie Cortes, are very active and involved in engaging and discipling the students from PUP. They’re a very big help in winning the campus for Christ.
On the second day of Victory Weekend we water baptize the participants in front of their friends and families to symbolize the new life they now have in Christ. When their dad was next up to be water baptized I saw the two ladies hop into the freezing cold water and walk towards us. After their dad’s victory group leader prayed for him, Joy began praying for her dad and was led to tears. I almost cried myself but I was overwhelmed with joy for their family. Seeing their father being baptized and going through Victory Weekend is probably something they’ve been praying and believing for. It was evident how happy and encouraged they were to see this come to past.
I believe when you take care of God’s family, He will take care of your family.
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