An Answered Prayer

IVCF NORSU Bayawan Chapter started last August 12, 2014 when Ate Lala contacted our former president, Fedelyn Pamocino, to share about her plan in building God’s ministry in NORSU Bayawan – St. Catalina Campus.
It is an answered prayer for us as children of God of having this kind of ministry which is composed of our brothers and sisters in Christ and which focuses on developing Christian leaders. Even though there are many Christian Organization inside our campus, IVCF is so much different.

Before our first meeting, Fedelyn , Ate Lala and I, had a prayer walk inside the Campus. We praise God for our first meeting. It was successful and there were more or less 20 students who attended. On the following week, we completed our set of officers and Fedelyn was appointed as our president. After which, we processed our registration for IVCF Bayawan Chapter so that we will be recognized as one of the registered organizations in NORSU – BSC.

IVCF Bayawan Chapter conducted bible studies once a week. The officers had their meeting and bible study every other day. Members of the chapter first joined DLTC 2K14 at Camp Bato Manatad, Sibonga, Cebu with the theme “iManifest” with five participants . Since then, we started to have a vision for our chapter and it gets stronger and better. The officers started to develop activities such as Large Group, Fellowhips, Christmas Party, Outreach Program, and True Love Waits Workshop. This was made possible with the help of Ate Lala (our staff) , Kuya Rahman and Ate Louie (our GTs) and the IVCF Family who were there for prayer and support.

In a group, trials and challenges are always present. I cannot deny the fact that, as a group, we also experience misunderstanding, financial problems, time management issues , and some other conflicts. But despite all of these, we thank God that He helps us to become stronger and it helps us develop our spiritual life and our patience .

As of now, IVCF Bayawan Chapter is looking forward for the development of His ministry. It continues to grow and develop not just the ministry alone but also every individual who attend the bible studies. Even if IVCF Bayawan still experiences financial problem, we still praise God for providing our needs for our different activities. Glory to God in the highest for using IVCF to develop and disciple students and Christian leaders for his glory and praises. All glory and honor to Him alone. God bless us all.

Janeth Santiago
IVCF Chapter President
Negros Oriental State University
Bayawan Campus