Help Week Inspires Students in Time of Need

Help Week Inspires Students in Time of Need

During rough times, a small act of kindness or a short encouraging message can go a long way in inspiring a person to conquer hardship. One of the most challenging seasons in a student’s life is the midterm or final exams week. Due to the difficulties encountered during this time, like sleep deprivation and tons of materials to review, many students call this period, “hell week.”

Instead of magnifying problems, we believe that exams week is a chance to serve the campuses by praying for and encouraging the future leaders of our nation. We want to redeem this season by renaming it “help week,” which is a time to bless the students during their most trying season. Last September, we distributed over 800 “all-nighter survival packs” to students of UP Diliman, Miriam College, Ateneo de Manila University, and Philippine Science High School.

Each pack included coffee, food, school supplies, and a handwritten message by our student volunteers. Each note contained a word of encouragement to remind the students of God’s promises and make them feel that there is a community willing supporting to them. As our volunteers distributed these packs, they also took time to pray for the students who were in need.

Photo from Lourdes Marie Pobeda-Martin
Photo from Liane Silla

As a movement, we want to stand with the students in our communities. One word of encouragement can carry one student through an entire week of exams. We thank all the pastors, staff, and volunteers who gave their time and resources to make this happen.

What is one way you can be a blessing to the next generation today?

Building Healthy Communities in Pasig and Quezon City

Building Healthy Communities in Pasig and Quezon City

As a church, we believe that we have a part to play in building our nation. There is still so much to be done in the Philippines, but we are in faith that every contribution will lead to transformation.

Two months ago, God opened an opportunity for us to engage the communities of Barangay Kapasigan in Pasig and Barangay San Antonio in Quezon City by providing free medical consultations, dental services, eye check-ups, medicines, and vitamins. A hundred volunteers in Pasig and 142 volunteers in Quezon City, many of whom are doctors, nurses, optometrists, dentists, businessmen, BPO employees, housewives, students, and senior citizens, came together to serve the community with their skills and resources.

 

 

In total, 155 residents in Barangay Kapasigan and 455 people in the Barangay San Antonio community received medical services. We were grateful to see policemen, barangay officials, tricycle drivers, housewives, street vendors, employees, and students being blessed not only by the services, but also their interactions with our church community. We were privileged to also minister to persons needing counseling, and had the opportunity to share the love of God and the gospel with them.

 

 

It was a fruitful time and a moment of mutual encouragement for our volunteers and the barangay communities. We pray that, more than the medical services, the communities saw the Great Physician at work in and through the lives of His people. We are thankful to Barangay Kapasigan and Barangay San Antonio for letting us serve their communities. We would also like to thank all our volunteers who selflessly gave their time and effort for this activity.

A new Home for Victory Quezon City!

A new Home for Victory Quezon City!

After seventeen years of prayer, Victory Quezon City has now moved into the fifth floor of Regis Center along Katipunan Avenue! This is just one of the many answers to prayer that the church has been receiving since 1995, when there were just ten young people gathering every week at the University of the Philippines-Diliman to intercede for more students, professionals, and families from the city to know Jesus.

 

Victory Quezon City celebrates God's faithfulness in their new center.

 

Last July 1, Victory Quezon City held their first service in their brand new facility. As we welcomed the last half of 2012, church staff and volunteers cheerfully ushered the people into the new Katipunan venue. The 10 AM Sunday worship service is an addition to the current services of Victory Quezon City at the GT Toyota Center Auditorium.

During the launch, Pastor Manny Carlos shared a word about facing the future with faith. Surely, as we look ahead with eyes of faith, countless people will encounter Jesus, and lives will be transformed as a result.

 

Ptr. Manny Carlos was part of the Victory Quezon City pioneering team.

 

Here’s the new list of services for Victory Quezon City:

Day & time Venue
Sunday, 9AM, 11AM, 5PM, 7PM (English) GT Toyota Center Auditorium, UP Diliman
Sunday, 1PM, 3PM (Taglish)  GT Toyota Center Auditorium, UP Diliman
Sunday, 10AM (English) 5/F, Regis Center, 327 Katipunan Ave.
Friday, 6PM (Youth Service – “Life in Katipunan”) 5/F, Regis Center, 327 Katipunan Ave.

 

More than the brand new facility, we have a greater opportunity to impact the campuses, workplaces, and residences in the area! Victory Quezon City is our only Metro Manila location that holds worship services inside a college campus, the University of the Philippines. We believe that discipling the future leaders of the country would help transform our nation to bring honor and glory to Jesus!

 

Volunteers and staff are excited for what's up ahead.

 

Please pray with us for a bigger harvest, more Victory groups, and a wider reach of God’s Word in Quezon City.

Victory Quezon City is just one of Victory’s fifteen locations in Metro Manila. We also meet in over fifty-five venues in the provinces. We would love to have you join us at a Victory center nearest you!

 

© Photos by Kim Deloria