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YL Philippines Among Abing

To all our dear friends and supporters,

For the past months, we have been asking you all to pray for the growing ministry here in the Philippines—and we are so grateful for that.

However, we are shifting our prayer focus for this week. This past weekend, our very own Kuya Wilbert paid a visit to guide, encourage, and pray with the staff and leaders of Young Life Thailand in Nonthaburi, as part of his plan towards strengthening the YL ministries across the South East Asian (SEA) region.

He was accompanied by YL SEA Associate Regional Director Travis Davis and YL APAC Learning and Leadership Associate Robbie Yasi.

The ministry in Thailand has been slowly but surely growing over the past couple of years. And the road for growth is a steep one, considering a vast majority of their youth have yet to hear about Jesus Christ and His wonderful news.

Throughout the weekend, over 20 leaders gathered to reflect on their personal ministries, pray over each others maps, trees, and lists, and dream about what’s next for Young Life in Thailand.

The passionate group of young professionals is being led by Papa Chao Vechprasit and his amazing sons Heart and Hope. The dreams they have for the kids of Thailand is awe-inspiring to say the least.

So we ask you, our dear friends and supporters, to please help us pray for the ministry in Thailand. For their leadership, for the communities they work with, and for all the next kids they are praying to reach. A lot still needs to be done, but with the kind of leaders they have, and the God they wholeheartedly trust, a lot more is yet to come.

Mabuhay ang Young Life Thailand!

From all of us,

Your Young Life Philippines Family

Denying Ourselves in Our Prayers

by: Mimi Mendoza


1 John 5:14-15

“And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of Him.”


Prayer is one of the privileges that God has given to us. It’s our easy access to God; a way to lay down things that worry us and things that we hope for. But there are still times we get frustrated by our prayers. There are moments in my life when I get disappointed when things don’t go my way. Just recently, I felt like my prayer was not answered the way I expected it to be.

John 15:7 says, “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”

It’s easy to just focus on the second part of this verse: Ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. However, it’s really important to understand what Jesus means when He says, “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you.”

If we are walking with the Lord, we must truly commit ourselves to His will and His perfect time. Instead of holding on to our own plans and timelines, we must understand that not everything goes the way we expect them to. We must truly and fully submit to God’s plan for us. When we allow God to work on our lives, that’s when we realize that His plans are always better than ours.

Proverbs 19:21 says, “You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.”

As we ponder on what is best for us, let us remember that the Lord has a purpose for each one of us that surpasses our expectations. When we truly trust God’s response to our prayer, we can learn how to pray according to His will and timeline instead of our own.

Through the power of prayer, we can experience God and grow our relationship and faith in Him. Whenever we feel doubt, let us always remember that God works through our lives when we give our lives to Him.


Our most gracious and loving Father,

Lord, we surrender our hearts before You and give You honor and praise. Father, we thank You that You are a God who hears and answers our prayers. We ask that you strengthen our prayer life. Help us to pray more. Help us to truly know who we are in You, to understand that You always hear us and that your plans are better than ours.

In Jesus’ name we pray and give thanks,



Booster Camp

YL Western Negros

November 18 to 19

Journey Camp

YL Bacolod Southsyd

April 29 to 30

*if you have any inquiries regarding any of the events below, just click on the organizing area to send an email to the staff-in-charge.

Emma “Ate Daisy” Saladaga | Nov 13 | Metro Director, YL Leyte

Karen Grace “Ate Kenken” Larsen | Nov 13 | Volunteer Staff, YL Cebu-North

Sheineca Olpos | Nov 13 | Volunteer Leader, YL Bais

Katrina Frances “Ate Kaykay” Yasi | Nov 14 | Area Director, YL Cebu-North

Rowena Alquisola | Nov 14 | Volunteer Leader, YL Toboso

Clyde Gabutan | Nov 16 | Volunteer Staff, YL Cordova

Giljohn Espina | Nov 16 | Volunteer Staff, YL Cebu-North

Edgar Trinilla | Nov 17 | Volunteer Leader, YL Bacolod Southsyd

Nick Andre Manuel | Nov 19 | Volunteer Staff, YL Cebu-North


Please pray for Kuya Fred's healing, financial provisions to sustain his medications and  his hospital bills, as well as his daily provisions.


Please pray for Metro Cebu’s upcoming Metro Club.


Please help me pray for continued good health and blessings from God, and that He would provide us with security at all times.


I pray for my family’s health, for my life to remain peaceful, and that I would be guided with regards to my future.


I pray for good health always, good relations with my loved ones, success in my upcoming midterm exams, that I would be able to graduate, and that I would be able to survive my day-to-day problems.


I pray for my mom’s continued recovery, and for peace to finally come to the Middle East.


Please pray for healing, protection, guidance, acceptance, and understanding amongst my loved ones and family, especially nowadays since we have a big misunderstanding. Please pray for peace and harmony within my family.


Please pray for discernment (regarding present and future dilemmas), for good grades, and for peace between Israel and Palestine.


Please pray for my mom Gigi and aunt Elgean as they work in Hong Kong, for my brother Jeff’s schooling, for my father Arwin’s health, especially since he has to undergo dialysis every week.


Please pray for my studies (especially my presentation tomorrow and my upcoming ROTC midterms), my family’s safety, and our health overall.


Please pray for my family’s health, protection and guidance. That the Lord would give us strength, peace of mind, good heath, and protection. Also, I hope and pray that we would celebrate Christmas as a complete family this year.


Please help me pray that I would be able take the Comprehensive Exam this December, and that I would be able to pay for all my MA fees.


Good health and safety for my loved ones, guidance and safety for my review, and that I would be able to successfully pass my upcoming board exam.


Please pray for my family’s health, or them to continuously be guided and protected by the Lord, and for us to have strong and consistent communication always. Please also pray for me as I prepare to take my Licensure exam this January 2024.


Please pray for the safety and health of my family, that I would be able to get a job, and that I would be able to pass the board exam.


Please pray for the fast recovery of my brother Lyndon, as he got into an accident and had broken a finger. Also, please pray that we our salary would be released soon, and that my family would continue to be safe.


Please pray for peace of mind and for the safety of my kids.


Hopefully, Lord-willing, we would be able to have a baby this year.

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