(by Bonn Linatoc)
Firmes en la Fe was the theme of the last World Youth Day 2011 which was held in Madrid, Spain. During that time, I’ve learned that as a Catholic, I should be firm in my faith, and more importantly to be firm in my relationship with the Lord. Last 2007, I was sent to Latin America for a two-year mission for the community, and I thought that after the mission and learning their language, I’m done with it. But it was during the WYD that I came to realize that God’s plan is different from my plan. Now I know why God sent me on that mission; not just to know the people and learn their language, but because there will come a time that I will be part of the World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain, and that I will be used by Him. I was able to help my friends and co-workers to understand the people that we encountered there by translating English to Spanish and vice-versa, but most especially for them to understand the message of the Lord for us.
I believe that the Lord has a great plan for me this coming World Youth Day 2013. I know that He will again use me in the same way (or even more) that He used me last WYD 2011. And I just can’t wait to witness that again in my personal life.
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