Soaring: Going from where you are to where you want to be

Today, mama, tita Elsie, and I went to Greenhills Christian Fellowship for a woman fellowship talk/seminar, Soaring: Your life journey by design. We went there just in time for registration and the first thing I noticed were women mingling around and having small talks. It seemed like they’ve known each other for quite some time now, judging from how they talk and what they talk about.

Admittedly, I felt awkward as first. I haven’t been out of the house for a long time now and being in a place swarmed with women just felt so overwhelming. Being an introvert, it wasn’t too much work for me to stay in one corner and say nothing, but that didn’t help because soon, stranger women started smiling at us and greeting us. I felt they were too bubbly for a Saturday morning.

The program finally started around 9 am, and it began with a brief welcome by Pastor Larry Pabiano, the local pastor at the GCF, followed by the 4WORD sang by three ladies. I’m guessing it means foreword. After, Ms. Mina Tanchi gave an introduction about the whole talk and about women. Mrs. Susan Sosmeña introduced today’s speaker, Mrs. Wilma Tan. She’s a cute, short chinese woman full of wit, energy, wisdom, and charisma.

We did a lot of self-discovery activities and sharing of thoughts about life, where we are now, how we cope with our issues, where we want to be, and so much more. I won’t be writing in detail everything that happened since the talk lasted from 9 am to 4:30 pm, writing about all the details would be too much and unnecessary. Long story short, it somehow helped me know my place at the moment and to appreciate where I am now and what I have. I like how the women easily chatted despite seeing each other for the first time. Our facilitator, Mrs. Rowena Domingo, was every piece of adorable. She’s this hip type of tita with her highlights and bright lipstick. She was encouraging in every way and she was a great listener and mentor, but I’m not surprised about that since she said herself that she’s a counselor too, aside from being a member of the GCF women fellowship.

Barbie Almalbis-Honasan was also there, but I believe she’s more known by people as Barbie Almalbis, sans her husband’s name. She sang two songs and also shared her testimony on how she received Jesus in her life. It was enlightening because it was my first time to see a TV personality/artist testify about something so soul-shaking.

I want to read deeper into the workbook they provided because I feel that it’s going to help me know myself more. The book looks expensive enough, and there was lunch prepared for everyone, unlimited coffee, and snacks. They were also punctual and really followed the schedule, so I’d give this seminar a 10/10. I think the fellowship did a really good job with this one.

After the seminar, tita Elsie and I waited for Luis (tita Elsie’s eldest son) for a bit then they gave me a ride home. On the way, tita Elsie and I got to talking more about the seminar, what we thought of it, and other personal matters. She told me about Pastor Gaby who had this gift of prophecy. We were supposed to go after the seminar but it’s in Makati, which is actually far from where we were, and according to her friend, there were a dozen people in line, plus one more group that was about to arrive. It was nearing evening too so we opted not to go anymore. I would love to meet him though and witness his “prophecy”.

I wanted to read more but I guess the whole-day seminar was enough so I decided to write about it instead. Anyway, it’s about time to update my blog again. I hope you all are having a nice day!

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