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The Campus: My Every Nation experience


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The Campus: My Every Nation experience

Today is campus sunday. Synchronized over all Victory churches is the youth topic. As I look back, learning as a student was the biggest spur in my Christian growth. A few months back, I was clueless on how to talk at all. At the same time, I wasn’t aware of all my choices.

I am glad God placed this stage in my life. I would never be here without the lessons I’ve learned those 5 years in college. That’s 5 years in Architecture,:)

Sadly I cant find myself  some old pictures. This was my first year which if you dont know I was virtually invisible to most people (aka. shy)

Things i learned from campus after graduation.

1. I dont have to be perfect.
Ministries will reward those who excel and I could steward what God has given me. The normal reaction would be comparison. Comparison poisons your walk with God. Cain was a totally nice guy until comparison drove him to murder his brother. Comparison with other people insults God who created you just the way you are.

Fan the Flame Spread the Fire (1)

Fan the Flame Spread the Fire (1)

Fan the Flame Spread the Fire (1)

Fan the Flame Spread the Fire (1)

Fan the Flame Spread the Fire (1)

Fan the Flame Spread the Fire (1)


2. Friendships are more important than Judgements.

There was a time that to keep “purity” we have to stop talking to “someone”. There were people who due to wrong doctrine and rebellious spirit were put “out” of fellowship by the leaders.

Excommunication.

As I am a compliant person, I grudgingly followed. And those times resulted in unnecessary dried up friendships with people I cared about. I believe ministry leaders instruction are for guidance not control.

3. Balance.
After graduation, this is what I’ve learned: Go out the most you can with your friends, while doing great in school, while serving in church, but only when you want to. No one should be forced to do something they dont want to do.

The key is understanding your situation and taking responsibiiity for your actions. On my side, I was afraid of failing in school. And it was a healthy balance. In the long run, I graduated with no failed subjects. I paid off.


4. I should have loved more and feared less.

I performed well in school not out of desire but because of fear. I made disciples and evangelism because i feared my group wouldn’t grow.

There were girls I liked and kept avoiding when I should have went up and spent more time getting to know them. There was a “no dating while studying” rule. I was a legalistic black or white thinker back then. Friendships were really encouraged. But friendship was not really my strong point. I really wish I would have taken risks to say hi and make connections.

5. Being Right vs Emotional openness.
Back in my college days, I had the obsessive habit of making sure I was always right. Being wrong was a nigtmare of shame and guilt.

If I could get the chance, I want to go back and reassure my old self that opening up, taking risk and failing is what I ever needed.

There is no point in pointing blame and being right. It only hurts people and offends them.

Take the queue. Love more. Fear less.Disclaimer. I am an overly thinking and analytical person. Please adjust accordingly.

 

Fan the Flame Spread the Fire (5)

Fan the Flame Spread the Fire (5)

Fan the Flame Spread the Fire (5)

Fan the Flame Spread the Fire (5)

Fan the Flame Spread the Fire (5)

 


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Today I meet a legend.

I usually save 15% of salary. That is here in the Philippines. That goes negative from December to January. When IU worked aborad I reached 45%.

I have never met anyone except for some Chinese friends who are really extreme. But tonight, I was surprised to find someone who save so much. And I thought I was already thrifty.

Some spoilers:
She’s single.
She walks home.
She has provincial allowance (Manila hired to work here)
And she has a considerable amount in stocks.
But I have never seen her in fancy clothes.
Very low profile indeed!

1. Anything is possible. It is common that budget adjust with salary. It doesn’t have to.
2. We have to live in our own reality. You-me-different.
3. It’s important to know what you want and attack it with passion. No one will force you to do what you don’t want.

Now, I’m asking, how much are you saving monthly? (as a percentage of your income)


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There are 3 pitfalls where most men fall: Power, Money, and Women.

The same goes for countries, except for women.

Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase

Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase

In 1803, Thomas Jefferson nearly doubled the size of the nation with the Louisiana purchase. He didn’t go to Paris with an army, he went with a checkbook. For $15 million, the results were very effective.

#moneytalks #usflexingitsmuscles

 


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The Global Outsourcing Cities List: Manila, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo


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Looking at the development here in Iloilo City, it is clear where the investment is pouring in. Based on Megaworld’s latest master plan for Iloilo Business Park, the Commercial Business District in Iloilo and in the region, It is boasting of 15 lots allocated for Business Process outsourcing. And how sound can it be? Where should money come pouring in to Festive Malls new line of shops but payments teleported from greasy cash from the first world centers: London, New York, Australia and Canada. They will set up shop and fund a new breed of yuppies into kingdom come.

IloIlo Business Park -Master Plan Development

Iloilo Business Park -Master Plan Development

Even the news of Trumps rant at American jobs being exported to third world nations did not stop the big developers as news of SM, yes, the Retailing Giant is getting in on the cash with its 19 storey BPO along Diversion road.

Davao IT Park - Matina

Davao IT Park – Matina

The Global Outsourcing Cities

Let us look at how outsourcing grew around the world. Taipei, Perth and Davao City were the biggest movers in Asia Pacific region. Taipei moved 3 places up from 73th to 70th while Perth and Davao now ranked 75th and 66th in the list, respectively. Being one of the Philippines next wave cities, Davao City, is growing to be one of the destinations outside Metro Manila. Davao City, the largest City by land area, does not concern with saturation issues of Metro Manila, having enough space to expand around the city. Other advantages that highlight Davao are its geographic advantages (i.e. almost devoid of flooding, earthquakes, and other natural calamities). Davao City is boosted by the development of IT infrastructure such as the recently completed Matina IT Park. Large BPO providers such as Convergys and Teleperformance are already in Davao City.

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I dont usually post messages but let me start a first. This is for my friend Segulah (its a Jewish name for a man of promise) Ic this word is familiar, you could claim it too.

Happy birthday bro. I have no wordz for you last night. But here goes.

Seg, bro i wnt to thank you for considrng me as ur close frnd.

Seg I want you to see that you are worthy to desire, pursue and live your dreams. Nothing of what you missed, how people see you
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On Thing we Buy.

“The true measure of cost is the hours worked to buy something.”
Kerry Taylor


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There Never Will Be Anyone Like You


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There Never Will Be Anyone Like You

Fulfilling your Purpose for Worship

Fulfilling your Purpose for Worship

There never has been and never will be anyone like you. That isn’t a testament to you. It is a testament to the God who created you! You are unlike anyone who has ever lived! But that uniqueness isn’t a virtue. It is a responsibility.

Divine Uniqueness

Divine Uniqueness

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