D R . E L R O I

A PERSONAL JOURNAL OF A MAN LIVING WITH HIV

Saturday, February 7, 2009

COH Palawan

Hello brothers and sisters in Christ! I am happy to post about the "Channels of Hope: HIV & AIDS" workshop that we conducted in Puerto Princesa, Palawan last January 27 & 28.

This time I lead the facilitation of the whole activity and thank God it turned out well. We finished everything on time and once again, the participants were all blessed with what God has done into my life and with everything they have learned. As a matter of fact, they are craving for more and planning to have a second part! Praise the Lord for its success!

I was able to see the tourist spots within and outskirt of the city such as Iwahig Prison and Penal farm, Bakers Hill, Mitra's house and ranch, the Baywalk and the North Hunda Bay. Thank you to my cousin who lives there.

By the way, I've been feeling a spiritual "dryness" lately. My heart does not have the same fire like I used to have when I am still new Christian. Before, I am always excited to attend the Sunday service and to be involved with church activities but now I have to drag myself. I am beginning to engage again on dirty chatting, internet pornography and mall cruising. I know this is wrong and I should not be doing these things that's why my prayer to God is to be patient with me as I struggle to break free of my idols of addiction and admit my secret desires to my counselors.

Last Sunday, I did confess them and asked what is going on with me. They said that there are really season like this and this is the time that I need to attend more the service and be with my fellow Christians. It is just normal. I still do not have a place to stay in Manila and I do not have a job right now that's why I prefer to stay here in the province with my family.

The Lord gave me a word for all of these, the whole Romans 6 and Philippians 2:13: for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose.

2 comments:

Archie said...

hi my name is archie. me and my family has been serving the Lord here (restricted nation) for almost 3 years.
we are working in the hiv hospital here by sharing free meals and the Gospel.
We just started a "house church" last nov from a family of hiv +.
im truly blessed by your testimony and with your work with COH.
im praying dat if it is God's will we can help and ecourage each other.
here is my secure email: archippus1030@gmail.com

E L R o i said...

Wow that is great! I am definitely sure that it was a tough call on your part but by God's grace I believe everything is possible! I really appreciate for taking time to read my blog Archie for it encourage me more to share my everyday journey with the Lord. You can write me at drelroi@gmail.com