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YL Philippines Among Abing

To all our dear friends and supporters,

It is with very heavy hearts that we say goodbye to one of our longest-serving and most passionate Young Life staff members, ate Elsa Trasporte.

Ate Elsa has been pivotal in introducing countless Filipino kids to Christ—most especially those from Iloilo, the area she started with Kuya Eddie “Gadz” Trasporte over two decades ago.

Ate Elsa has been a faithful servant of our Lord, and has been an inspiration to so many, having served the ministry for over 36 years! She has served both as part of the admin team, and on the field. Her powerful testimony, and her devotion to the ministry will surely continue to inspire others for years and years to come.

Thank you for your service and dedication to the mission, ate Elsa. Your empowering words of encouragement, your warm smile, and your loving hugs will be missed dearly.

To kuya Gadz, to the Joseph family, and to the YL Ylo2 family, we extend our deepest condolences. Our prayers are with you all.

Madamo na madamo gid nga salamat, ate Els!

From all of us,

Your Young Life Philippines Family

SPECIAL NOTE: YL Philippines has prepared a group card for people who wish to send their personal condolences to Elsa’s family. If you wish to sign the card, please click this LINK.

From Failure to Redemption

by: Bienz Omandac


Jeremiah 29:11

"‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’"


Like many of us, I have experienced failure in my life. I failed in my studies and lost financial support from my mother. I felt lost and unsure of what to do next, but God had a different plan for me. He led me to Young Life, where I served as a volunteer for six years until I was offered a Developing Global Leaders (DGL) scholarship in 2017. With God's help, I was able to finish my studies and eventually work for the ministry as an administrative staff.

This experience taught me that God's plans are always greater than our own. Even when we fail, He has a plan to redeem us and lead us to where He wants us to be. In the Bible, we see countless examples of how God used broken people for His glory—like Moses, who was once a murderer, and Paul, who was once a persecutor of Christians.

Jeremiah 29:11 reminds us that God has plans for us, plans to prosper us and to give us hope and a future. We may not always understand His plan, but we can trust that it is always for our good.

So, if you are feeling lost, uncertain, or overwhelmed, I encourage you to put your trust in God. He can turn your failures into opportunities for growth and redemption. He can give you hope and a future that you never imagined possible.


Heavenly Father,

Thank You for Your faithfulness and grace. We ask that You guide us in Your path and give us the strength to trust in Your plan for our lives. Help us to see our failures as opportunities for growth and redemption. May we always put our hope and trust in You.

In Jesus' name we pray,



Elyanna Germaine Yasi | May 8 | Volunteer Staff, YL Cebu-North


Please pray for the Lord’s provision for my father’s medication and supplements, as well as career guidance for my sister.


Please pray for Bigkis as we prepare Frontier Ranch Philippines and handle some necessary repairs within the campsite, prepare the volunteers and staff for upcoming camps, and for a good camper turnout for these camps.


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