I was so surprised when our pastor told us that me and Jules are going to attend the Teachers’ Summit 2015 in Laguna. It was my first time to travel with my husband outside Mindanao. I was so excited and prayed to God that it will be a successful activity. We booked our tickets and went to Manila one day before the event to roam around, and even went home to Davao one day after the event to savor the moment.
When we arrived in Manila, we visited Pastor Tom who was in training for church planting. Good thing it was Wednesday and there was a service in Victory Pioneer. Eventhough we were late, we still managed to catch up and eventually enjoyed the service. Then Pastor Tom toured us around Victory Pioneer – offices, Kids Church rooms, pantry, music room, etc. We were in awe! It was so big and so nice. I know Victory Tagum will be like that in a few years from now.
We also tried the Banchetto outside Robinsons Pioneer. It was like night market in Tagum but with the more “sosyal” and more expensive foods. Finally, I was able to try Sbarro pizza, 99 pesos and above per slice. But the slice is big enough for two persons.
The next day, we went to Laguna for the Summit proper. During the registration time, we were able to meet new friends right away. We had praise and worship, lecture, games, team building and workshop.
The highlight of the event was the Costume Night wherein all the participants were encouraged to dress up in a costume related to Power. It could be a superhero with super powers, battery, lightning, etc. The costumes of other participants were so carefully prepared. But Victory Tagum and Victory Davao participants dressed up in Sunflower of Plants VS Zombie. The Sunflower has the power to buy plants and other things to fight against zombies, right?
Even if the Summit was finished and it was time to go home, we learned a lot and we can make the Kids Church better wherever church we belong.
We stayed in Manila for one day again and attended the Sunday service at Victory Fort. The whole travel was a really worthy experience.
Hoping to attend the Teachers’ Summit 2016 soon. God bless us 🙂