You’ll never walk alone..

21 09 2011

SERIAN – The Kuching Young Christian Students (KYCS) Leadership Formation Camp (LFC) 2011 with the theme “Teamwork: You’ll Never Walk Alone” was held at Babuk Leopold Memorial Centre, Bunan Gega on the 16th – 18th September 2011. Led by the Student Animators (SA) under the care of Kuching Archdiocesan Commission for Youth (KAYC), this camp was organized annually to gather the new YCS movement leaders and committee members from SM Lodge, SMK Balai Ringin, SMK Batu Lintang, SMK Green Road, SMK Jalan Arang, SMK Kuching High, SMK Lake, SMK Penrissen No. 1, SMK Serian, SMK St Joseph, SMK St Teresa, SMK Sg. Maong and SMK Tebakang, among the 15 secondary schools with YCS movements.

Daily Mass on Saturday was presided by Fr Lazarus Swinnie and Sunday Mass was attended together with the Bunan Gega community, presided by Fr Jerome Juleng. There were also Taize prayers and a session on Praise and Worship, alongside the SEE, JUDGE and ACT sessions with interesting debate and creative presentations. Sessions were conducted by Lucy Gumek from the KAYC and the SA.

A total of 68 participants from 13 different schools participated in this camp, with the assistance of teachers, members from Parish Youth Ministry (PYM) Bunan Gega and friends from Kuching for meals preparation.

James Lai

Testimonies:

Kami telah mempelajari betapa pentingnya kerjasama satu pasukan membuat sesuatu perkara supaya menjadi lebih mudah – Anthony Ujang, SMK Serian

I think this camp is one of the most enjoyable camps in my life. I learned a lot more about leadership and made new friends from various schools. Not to forget about the love of God! – Abner Wong, SMK Kuching High

Saya dapat bertemu dengan ramai peserta dari berlainan sekolah. Saya juga mempelajari tentang kepimpinan and tentang Yesus – Ifyonda Batin, SMK St. Teresa

The camp was SUPERB! It was such a great experience for me. Not only did I make new friends, I learned what it takes to be a leader. It is important to act and help out our friends who need leadership; like Jesus leads his disciples to preach the Good News of Lord. Amen. – Blaise Tan, SMK Penrissen No. 1

This camp was awesome! From this camp, I’ve learnt how to be a better leader. I’ve also learnt how to communicate and mix with other people. Praise the Lord! Thank you – Eleanor Rachel, SMK Lake, Bau

LFC was a great experience. The activities were fun especially solidarity night. I heard the food was great, but I couldn’t enjoy it because of a cut on my tongue. The sessions were interesting and life-changing. The theme this year was “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. They taught us about teamwork and how to work together. Overall, the LFC experience was great even though I was an unbaptised Christian. – Lau Hwai Jie, SMK St. Joseph

LFC was great! I learnt a lot about being a leader and teamwork when listening to the talks and when doing tasks in my team, I also met many news faces whom I had the pleasure of working with. Even though the camp was only for 3 days, the knowledge I gained will stay with me for a long time and I hope I can use it during YCS meetings in school. – Ethel Ping, SMK Batu Lintang

LFC2011 is my first LFC that I’ve been to. I’ve met different leaders from different schools. And other than that, I’ve learned how to be a better leader in the future; e.g. must have faith with each other, trust, sacrifice, etc. And I pray that God will guide me to be a better leader in YCS and also others community. – Patrick Wong, SMK Green Road

Praise the Lord for the success of this camp. I’m glad that I made new friends and got to learn about God more and at the same time, learning to be a better leader. I can’t wait for the next LFC. – Emily Yeo, SM Lodge

This camp is awesome. I have learned to be very sporting and good listener, get to love God more, well-time managing, be considerate more and get to understand each other better – Catherine Sambai, SMK Sungai Maong