Youth Summit in Oregon seen as ‘an eye-opener’

By JESSIE GUILLERMO and MARK ANDRO MILAN

Date Posted: November 30, 2022

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“It’s an eye-opener, especially in clarifying things among today’s youth, including how to be responsible social media users.”

Thus said Kyle Cabalitasan, district KADIWA officer from the Local Congregation of Hillsboro, about the Christian Family Youth Summit held on November 11, 2022.

Hosted by the Ecclesiastical District of Oregon through the Christian Family Organizations district leadership, the activity was held in commemoration of both the KADIWA and Binhi’s 49th anniversary.

The young brethren from the Portland Metro Area, comprising the local congregations of Beaverton, Hillsboro, Oregon City, Portland, Vancouver, and Saint Helen Group Worship Service (GWS) attended at the house of worship of the Local Congregation of Portland, the main venue.

Those from the local congregations of Albany and Boise, Idaho and the eight GWS in Southern Oregon and other states gathered at their respective houses of worship and connected online.

Through a video presentation, the attendees were enlightened on how social media should be used in accordance with Christian principles and warned of the negative impact of spending too much time online. Most importantly, they were reminded to never forsake the worship services and to be always prayerful, for it is only the Lord Who can protect them from all kinds of wicked deeds in this world.

“I found this summit inspiring, and aspirational as to how we should live as Church Of Christ members not only in-person but also online,” said Cassandra Fryxell, Children’s Worship Service (CWS) teacher, and district KADIWA officer from the Local Congregation of Beaverton.

In each venue, a socializing activity followed after the special gathering. Interactive games prepared by district officers all the more encouraged the attendees to spend quality time with each other.

“What we watch matters as they influence us on how we lead our lives,” said Mecayla Domingo, CWS officer from the Local Congregation of Vancouver, Washington. “The socializing was fun. I got to meet and bond with many fellow brethren.” — With reports from INC News Section