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YL Philippines Among Abing

To all our dear friends and supporters,

A few more weeks left til we bid adieu to 2023. It’s crazy how so much has happened in a single year, and yet we still think it flew by super fast. But regardless of how quickly this year had felt, there are surely a lot of things you are thankful for.

And so this week, we’re flipping the tables and asking YOU this loaded question:

We are asking YOU to send us what YOU’RE grateful for in the past 12 months. One or two things would be more than enough. Just share what you are wholeheartedly grateful for this year.


Next week, we will be sharing some of the entries sent and we would want you to take the time to pray for all of them. No need to share your name, if you want to. What’s important is that you can have a space to put all the things that have made 2023 a truly blessed year for you.

We are all so excited to read your “Gratitude Lists”, and we hope you are having a wonderful Christmas season!

Mabuhay and Lahutay!

From all of us,

Your Young Life Philippines Family


by: Jeffrey Luague


Revelation 3:20

“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”


Just a few more days until it’s Christmas! When I was a kid, one thing I really looked forward to during Christmas was watching a stage play about the Nativity Story in my local area. Sadly, these events are quite rare these days.

But a friend of mine told me about a Nativity Story stage play he heard about years ago. This one had kids play the lead roles.

In that play, in the scene where Joseph and Mary (who was about to give birth) were desperately looking for a place to stay for the night but repeatedly got refused by the innkeepers, the child who played the role of the innkeeper took pity on Joseph and Mary and invited them in. This was obviously not what happened in the Gospel, but it made for a hilarious moment for everyone in the auditorium!

When I reflect on my friend’s anecdote, it made me realize something. The kid who went off-script and invited Joseph and Mary in reminded me a lot about the Filipino culture of welcoming guests and even strangers into their homes. Filipino hospitality, as most people would call it.

Every event, whether big or small, calls for a celebration. And in every celebration, everyone is welcome to join. Whether or not feeding a dozen guests fits in the budget, Filipino homes are always open to anyone who wants to come celebrate. Some people even go into debt, just so they can serve others a wonderful meal.

This Christmas, it won’t be any different. Huge communal feasts would be served in millions of households, for family, friends, and even those we barely know. But amid all the festivity, let’s not forget to entertain and welcome the one guest who’s the reason for this season.

He is knocking on the doors of our hearts and our homes. And I hope and pray that even then, the Filipino brand of hospitality will be on full display.

Let’s welcome Jesus into our homes this Christmas, let’s have fun, eat well, and have an amazing party for the biggest guest our homes would ever have.


Weekend Escapade

YL Leyte

December 16 to 18

Booster Camp

YL Western Negros

December 28 to 29

*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.

Mike Tupaz | Dec 12 | Volunteer Leader, YL Toboso


Please pray for my cousin Marilou, she has been through anxiety and depression for quite a while now. Please pray for peace of mind, wisdom, and emotional healing.


I pray for my strength and overall health, for everyone’s safety and guidance, and for peace between Israel and Palestine.


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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