Building their identity in Christ

During the school holidays, the Christian Society of St Cecilia Convent took the initiative of organising a day camp for Catholic students.

Nov 02, 2018

SANDAKAN: During the school holidays, the Christian Society of St Cecilia Convent took the initiative of organising a day camp for Catholic students.

On Sept 22, about 90 students, assisted by 14 Catholic teachers from the Chinese and Bahasa section, participated in this camp. The camp was led by Mrs Jamini Francis, the principal, with Mrs Chung Fui Fun as her assistant. The purpose of the camp was to bring the students closer to God and also to strengthen their faith, thus the theme Building their identity in Christ.

Freddy Garaman gave the first session on To be like Christ. He explained that a person’s desire to believe in Christ is a call from God as stated in the Bible: “For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn within a large family”, Romans 8:29.

They were encouraged to renew themselves in the intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical aspects to be like Jesus. In the next session, Michael Phoon touched on Self-identity and faith crisis.

He spoke about the fragility of the faith of our youths today because they find satisfaction in social media. Often, they questioned themselves on their selfidentity and their relationship with God fades.

This session gave them a sense of belonging to God and how He comforts us through our good days and bad days. Michael also emphasised on how academic achievements have discouraged them from fulfilling their dreams.

Therefore, he hoped this session would help them to discover their inner self and build confidence to be better persons. -- Newsupdatedospo

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