This photo post is long overdue, but what the heck, here it is finally!
Last January 31, 2008 me and a couple of SERVE volunteers attended the first volunteers’ meeting for the up coming Asian Youth Day of which the Philippines will be hosting it on November 23-27, 2009.
I saw a lot of familiar faces during the meeting which was held at the Girls’ Town in Silang, Cavite. The youthful and energetic Bishop of the Diocese of Imus, Bishop Luis Antonio Tagle, DD, STD, was the keynote speaker in which he announced that the Diocese of Imus would be the particular host in the Philippines for the 5th Asian Youth Day.
An awesome and humbling task indeed for all the faithful youth in this corner of Cavite. However, the daunting task that lies ahead simply added more to the volunteers’ excitement and passion to make the up coming 5th Asian Youth Day a smashing success.
Committees were formed in order to make this possible, to spread the load and maximize the potentials, energy and creativity of the volunteers. I joined the Press Relations Committee which will be in-charge of providing media services and documentation to the event, and I’m excited to start working already because with me are really talented and creative photographers, graphics designers, journalists, web gurus and the like. It will be fun, plus I will get to learn a lot from my fellow committee members which will help me in improving my photography skills. The ultimate goal though, is to put all this creative potentials to the service of God, and of our fellow Asian Youth.
With the theme, “YASIA Fiesta – Young Asians: Come together, Share the Word, Live the Eucharist” which is the organizers’ spin on this year’s theme of “Celebrating the Eucharist“, the 5th Asian Youth Day will be exciting and an event to remember.
Watch out for more updates and stories as November gets closer and the 5th Asian Youth Day itself unfolds in the backyard of the Diocese of Imus.