Annual Fellowship Strengthens Bonds in Metro Manila District Pastors’ Kids

Jun 21, 2024

Taytay, Philippines – On 12 June 2024, the Metro Manila District witnessed a heartwarming gathering of over 70 pastors’ kids of all ages for their annual fellowship and gathering. This full-day event was a testament to the strong camaraderie and enduring bonds among these young individuals, fostering a supportive and nurturing community within the district.

The event’s theme, “Reality Check,” draws inspiration from Psalms 37:23. The primary objectives of this event are to affirm the identity of pastors’ kids (PKs) and equip them with the resilience needed to navigate the unique challenges they face both within their Christian communities and in the broader world. This initiative is well-known within the district, rooted in the 2007 PK summit at Philippine Nazarene College. Over the years, attendees of that summit have formed a tight-knit support network, sharing experiences and providing mutual encouragement. Now, as they have matured, these former participants are eager to extend their support to a new generation of PKs. This motivation has led them to organize the current event, aiming to foster the same spirit of camaraderie and resilience among younger pastors’ kids. This event is also the initiative of the district’s PK Coordinator, Ptr. Grace Cardinal gathered the Pastors’ Kids with the most experience and spearheaded the event.

Rev. Sam Tamayo, the head pastor of MX Messiah, shared his personal journey as a pastor’s kid and how the Lord has guided his path, particularly in his success in motocross. He highlighted how God has used this sport as a unique platform for ministry. In his message, Rev. Tamayo emphasized key points: remembering one’s identity in Christ, trusting that the Lord establishes one’s steps, and boldly stepping out in faith. He encouraged these children to pursue their dreams with intelligence and authenticity, thriving in their endeavors while remaining true to their Christian values. He also reminded them of their role as salt and light in the world, inspiring others to see God through their actions and lives.

“They will never have money, you understand? Because you are their treasure. How? The Lord blessed them through blessing you with talents, skills, and opportunities...

You have to understand that when you fight your battles, you are encouraging your parents who also have large and big battles. Fight! Pray! Read the Word! ”  – Rev. Sam Tamayo

After the breakout sessions, the whole afternoon was filled with fun activities. The presence of the church leaders provided support and love. Indeed, all the Pastors’ Kids enjoyed the event. Please pray for these children as they walk on their faith journey and serve the church with their parents. May they find joy in everything they do and courage in every challenge they face.

Rachel Piliin

Rachel Piliin is the Executive Assistant of the Communications Coordinator in Asia-Pacific Region.

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