Okay, we have a new adventure. Since Derrick and I have been spending a lot of time with the Victory Group, most Sunday posts may include new characters.
Sunday was the second and last day of Glocal, which was about missions. And I won’t write about them. It was fun because Bry and Jason were there. The last time I saw them was during their wedding. After service we ate at BonChon and I tried chapchae, which was like bihon noodles with sesame seeds and super tinipid na egg strips and some meat. It was good. I might try it once in a while.
After lunch, I dropped by Fully Booked to buy Perks of being a Wallflower. I might finish reading by 2013. My reading list is getting longer.
There were just a few people in the small group this time, fewer than the last. I liked the last question that Claude (I know right, sometimes I look when people call him) posed towards the end. What was the one thing that we really had to surrender to God?
Of course I talked about my struggles with my preference. I think it was the first time that they heard me talk about it openly, as I only talk to Derrick and BJ. It was nice because almost everyone had something to say about it, and they were all encouraging. And yes, I cried in public. Again.
Anyway, after that, I had to go home, but I went straight to SM San Lazaro to buy roasted chicken and cake for the kids at home. Well, I slept, so I didn’t eat with them.
Around 10pm, the mahjongeras had to meet, without Burn, who had work. I met Rye in Nagtahan, where my ATM card was captured (grrr). We went to Central in Manda. Yes, I drank a bit and smoked. It will take me a long time before I see the group again. It was like the perfect goodbye to my previous life that I wanted. One noteworthy moment aside from me singing in the videoke room of the next place we went to, was when Rye told me he wanted to join the Church. I was soooo glad to hear that! Just that afternoon, one of the things I shared with the small group was my fear that when I totally surrendered everything to God, I might lose some of my friends. But God clearly is working on me and my friends. I hope that this continues more, hopefully with my family too.
So now, while I’m writing, I’m actually in some form of sacrifice and praying for 5 days for a lot of people, some of them my friends. This worked for others; I hope it will work for me.