For this year's Young People Church Living / outing, it was held at Carthel Island Resort in Sual, Pangasinan last May 16-17, 2014.  Although it was just an overnight stay, it was still so enjoyable!

2014 yp church living

DAY 1
On the Way to Sual
Going to Sual is more or less one and a half hour drive away from Dagupan City so we were scheduled to depart at 1:30PM so that we could arrive there around 3:00PM. But it was almost 2:00PM, the bus that was arranged to fetch us has not yet arrived because the driver thought that we were to be fetched at 3:30PM. So while waiting, we just proceeded to our pursuance.  



While we were on the bus, some continued with their memorization (all the 3:16 verses in the New Testament), some photo op, and beat the heat with mango-flavored ice candy that Kim and I have made a day earlier. Although I was not able to taste any single one (because I was on a #21daynojunkfoodchallege that includes #nocandy and #nosweets), but I’m glad that they liked it! Yay!

2014 yp church living - on the road

The Lord really knows best. Upon our arrival, we have learned from the resort’s staff that it has been raining so hard on the place before we arrived. So if we have arrived earlier, we would not be able to do any activity. Praise the Lord for His sovereign arrangement!

The Place
Carthel Island Resort is situated at Sual Bay in Sual, Pangasinan.

2014 yp church living - carthel island resort sual

2014 yp church living - carthel island resort sual pangasinan


The Food!
Shepherding includes feeding...physically! Yay! For our dinner, we had a seafood boodle fight. It's my first time to experience it with the young people.

2014 yp outing - food

2014 yp outing - boodle fight

Shepherding includes feeding spiritually. So after our dinner, we had our meeting.  We sang hymns and had a Q&A session where the young people answered some questions regarding some practical daily living based on their experiences.

DAY 2

Recreation: Swimming!

2014 yp church living -recreation

Jump shots!









"All things are lawful to me, but not all things are profitable; all things are lawful to me, but I will not be brought under the power of anything." (1 Cor. 6:12)

The Meeting: Prophesying & Memorization

2014 yp church living - prophesying meeting

Group Picture
Lastly, group picture first before eating our lunch then going home. May the Lord preserve these young people in the church life for the sake of His move here in Dagupan.

2014 yp church living -group photo

#Throwback: Before and Now

yp throwback

The first photo was taken four years ago. Time really flies so fast. Can you spot some changes? I hope we have spotted some growth.  We need choose life so that we may grow up in Christ!

Here's the contact details of the resort:
Carthel Island Resort and Spa
Brgy. Baquioen, Sitio Mangas, Sual Pangasinan
(075) 696-0910
E-mail: carthelislands@yahoo.com
To check out their rooms, you can view it here.