TAWAU – The Youth ministers from the Diocesan Youth Office (DYO) together with the youths from Holy Trinity Church (HTC), Tawau visited St Thomas Chapel, Bombalai, about 30 KM from Tawau town on Oct 11. 30 youths gathered at the Chapel for the Youth Leaders’ Camp (YLC) Club. Also present at the event was Sr Anita fsic.
On arrival, they were welcomed by Petrus, one of the elders serving in St Thomas Chapel. The program started with action songs to energize the participants, which was followed by games where youths from HTC and St Thomas interacted and blended well with one another.
The next session was a video viewing of the previous YYLC-3 held at St Dominic’s Church, Lahad Datu last February. The youths in several groups discussed on what touched them most and how they felt after watching the video. Most expressed a desire to gather with other youths from other parishes and some wanted to participate in the next YLC scheduled to be held in Telupid early next year.
Participants again in groups shared about their ups and downs while serving in the youth ministry. They encountered common issues and faced similar challenges. However, their desire to press on to bring lapsed peers back to the church was most commendable. It was a fruitful and wonderful time for everyone. – DOSPO, DS