For many families with hectic schedules and different activities, it can be difficult to spend time as a family. To get these families of the children-beneficiaries together as a group, Onesimo Bulilit has once again conducted an Annual Family Retreat on October 22-23, 2016 and November 7-8, 2016 at Jabez Campsite, Dasmarinas, Cavite with 90 families (57 for Batch 1 and 33 for Batch 2), and a total of 498 participants (313 for Batch 1 and 185 for batch 2) consist of children, parents/guardians, volunteers and staff.
The family retreat aimed at deepening and strengthening the relationship between children and their parents/guardians, and to provide family activities that foster sharing, bonding, learning, and fun. Hence, the children and their families had a chance to reconnect and bond to keep them close.
The highlights of the activity were family fun and family-building activities, fellowship night and sharing time, chapel hour, swimming, family action planning and prayer time, and closing ceremony.
The campers shared that they really had fun and enjoyed the 2-day family retreat. During the retreat, one of the fathers said, “It’s my first time to join the retreat. I am so glad and I am having fun with my family. I never thought that I will enjoy here and I am learning so many things in the retreat.” This father talked during the closing of the retreat, he admonished other parents to love and take care of their children, and to the children to pay respect and honor their parents.
It’s such amazing to see how God moved and brought change to the life of these parents, and children as well.
Songs and Worship