29 LIGHT Main Office staff participated in the City-Wide Tree Planting Activity organized by the city City Environment and Natural Resource Office of San Fernando, Pampanga in observance of the Philippine Arbor Day on June 25, 2016 in San Agustin, San Fernando, Pampanga.
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.” – John 15:1
Prior to the above verse, Jesus and the disciples are about to leave the upper room headed to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus will pray His great High Priestly prayer. Then Jesus speaks the words which make up this text in John 15 presenting the true vine and the gardener. In John 15, Jesus is pictured for us as the True Vine. We might ask ourselves, “Why did Jesus give them this teaching?” The answer is simple: They needed it! The disciples have just been informed that Jesus is going away but His work is going to continue through them and their lives (John 14:12). As they learned that they were to carry on the work of the Lord, they realized the need to produce that kind of fruits in their lives. Jesus and Jesus alone possesses life within Himself (John 14:6). He alone is the true source of everlasting and abundant life.Continue reading
LIGHT signs in a Memorandum of Agreement with Philhealth for the iGroup Program on June 24, 2016 at the LIGHT Main Office in San Fernando, Pampanga to aid in protecting its members during vulnerable times brought about by costly medical expenses.
“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.” – Isaiah 7:14 (NASB)
We learned from the first prophecy of God as recorded in Genesis 3:15 that the serpent was cursed after the fall of man and that this very event actually pointed to Jesus. Eventually, the prophet Isaiah also predicted Jesus called Immanuel (means God with us) to be born through a virgin as a seed of a woman and fulfilled in the New Testament (Matthew 1:18 and Galatians 4:4-5). Then this seed of the woman who is Jesus became the Savior of the fallen world (Matthew 1:21; Luke 2:11; 1 Timothy 1:15). But have you ever thought why God placed the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden? Well, God placed the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden to give Adam and Eve a choice to obey Him or disobey Him. Meaning, God gave human that freewill. Ah, so why did God give us free will if He knew that we would mess up, make the wrong decisions, and ultimately reject Him? God’s purpose with mankind is to have eternal fellowship with those who truly love Him; so he wouldn’t create humans like robots who would just obey because then, they wouldn’t be able to express true love.
“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise him on the heel.” – Genesis 3:15 (NASB)
Fulfilled prophecy helps verify the fact that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. We shall be learning from this particular prophecy that preceded Jesus by hundreds of years and seeing how He fulfilled them in every detail. Genesis 3:15 is noted to be the first prophecy that is pointing to Jesus that God the Father declared Himself during the fall of man. Eventually, it was fulfilled in the New Testament.
Capas branch joined in the Balik Blessing Program on June 14, 2016 at the Calangitan Elementary School in Capas, Tarlac organized by LIGHT as part of its Non-Financial Services and to pave way for its members in giving back to the community.
As a Christian, my goal is to be able to live my life to the fullest by following Christ’s footsteps as my way of appreciating the gift of salvation from the Lord through His son, Jesus Christ; however, following Christ may not be easy for a lot of people. At this day and age, we millennials would constantly feel pressured to condone by what the modern standards are, thus leading us into making unhealthy decisions. That is why I believe that it is important to develop that personal relationship with Christ so that He can guide us through truly living our life to the fullest.
Goodbye summer and hello rainy season!
Marahil ang iba sa atin ay nakahinga na nang maluwag dahil makakatipid na tayo sa bill ng kuryente (mababawasan na ang oras ng pag-aaircon!) at mababawasan na ang heat stroke incidents lalo na sa mga kasama nating on field ang trabaho; ngunit dapat din nating tandaan na ang panahong ito ay may dala ring mga panganib tulad ng pagbabaha at iba’t ibang uri ng sakit gaya na nga ng Dengue.
Some of us would have moments when we’d be so in the zone that it felt like we can work all day; but of course, we would also have those lazy and uninspiring days when all we seem to want to do is just check our Facebook, check our email over and over again, or bug our friends in our Messenger list just because. But then you’d be reminded of how there’s so many things to be done that you just can’t afford to slack off. How do we push ourselves to be productive? Let me share with you some of the things that worked for me.
20 out of school youths from Pampanga attended an empowering workshop hosted by TPKI (Talete king Panyulung Kapampangan Inc.) Foundation in partnership with LIGHT (Lead with Integrity and Good Governance in Helping Communities for Holistic Transformation) Microfinance, Inc., and IJM (International Justice Mission) on May 11-13, 2016 at the TPKI Head Office.