July 15, 2021

Tanya Ponce

MCGI ARTICLE

Do All Things In Love: Brother Daniel Reminds MCGI Youth in IYC Grand Finals


“Let everything that we do be done in love, brethren,” was the reminder Brother Daniel Razon told the Youth Ministry of the Members Church of God International (MCGI) during his opening remarks at the International Youth Convention (IYC) Grand Finals on July 11, 2021. 

Brotherly love was the central theme during the month-long online event, wherein division representatives from all over the globe vied for the top spot after five consecutive weeks of eliminations per category.

Brother Daniel Razon speaks to MCGI Youths across the globe (Latin America shown here) during the International Youth Convention Grand Finals on July 11, 2021.

The intelligence and creativity of the youths shone brightly in the Solo Singing, Bible Verse Memorization, Bible Preaching (English and Native), Youth News, Chorale, Bible Quiz Bee, Poem, Poster Making (Digital and Traditional), Youth Drama, and Christian Dance categories.

The International Youth Convention (IYC) was composed of ten categories with representatives from 20 global regional divisions.

Spiritual Essence

A Christian youth must always be disciplined to do everything with love, even in competitions and performances.

During his opening remarks, Brother Daniel Razon mentioned, “So if we do these kinds of activities, let us always have a rule of thumb: the principle of always doing things according to the wisdom coming from above.” 

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

— James 3:17, King James Version

Brother Daniel further stressed that Christian youths are taught not to set their sights on earthly things, which include pride, boastfulness, lusts of the flesh, and evil intentions. 

Translation: “As children of God, let us bring God’s name with glory.” (Daniel 9:19)

Equipped with biblical doctrines, participants of the International Youth Convention showcased their God-given talents to help MCGI in propagating Christian virtues. The event also gave the participants the opportunity to meet and greet their fellow youth members online, especially so today when face-to-face interaction is strictly discouraged due to the ongoing pandemic. 

Winners

At the culmination of the month-long event, the Mindanao Region was hailed the Overall Champion, hauling a total of eight winners: two champions, one first-placer, one second-placer, one fourth-placer, and three fifth-placers. 

Trailing behind was the First Runner-Up winner Visayas Region, which amassed a total of four winners: two champions, one first-placer, and one second-placer. Europe-Israel-Africa Division got the Second Runner-Up, with two champions, two second-placers, and one fourth-placer. 

Completing the leaderboard were North America Division (Third Runner-Up), Quezon-Marinduque Division (Fourth Runner-Up), and Pampanga Division (Fifth Runner-Up).

Mindanao Region earned the Overall Champion during the IYC Grand Finals on July 10, 2021 after the division bagged the most wins in 5 weeks.

Here is the list of winners per category:

Solo Singing 

Grand Winner

Sis. Gionna Privado, Europe-Israel-Africa Division

“Sa Lupa Ay May Langit Din”

 

1st Runner-Up

Sis. Maria Zephora Dimalanta, South America Division

“A Call to the Youth”

 

2nd Runner-Up

Sis. Nicole Cabigting, Central Apalit Division

“Lagi Kang Sasambahin”

 

3rd Runner-Up

Bro. Lerry Ibañez, National Capital Region

“You’re All I Need”

 

4th Runner-Up

Bro. Kyle Andrei Baui, North 2 Division

“You’ll See Miracles”

 

Bible Verse Memorization 

Grand Winner

North America Division

 

1st Runner-Up

Pampanga Division

 

2nd Runner-Up

Europe-Israel-Africa Division

 

3rd Runner-Up

Bulacan Division

 

4th Runner-Up

Middle East Division

 

Bible Preaching (English)

Grand Winner

Bro. Stanley Donato, North 2 Division

“In Uncertain Times, God’s Name Is Our Refuge”

 

1st Runner-Up

Sis. Esther Ruth Baje, Asia Oceania Division

“Be Prayerful: Christians Pray Without Ceasing”

 

2nd Runner-Up

Bro. Joseph Reginald Laureta, Europe-Israel-Africa Division

“The Biblical Truth on Faith Alone, Good Works, and Salvation”

 

3rd Runner-Up

Bro. Harrold Delfin, Pampanga Division

“The Purpose and Meaning of Life”

 

4th Runner-Up

Bro. Jacobsen Aquino, Central Apalit Division

“Conscience and the Bible”

 

5th Runner-Up

Sis. Miles Estelle Mahipos, Mindanao Region

“Why Does God Allow Suffering?”

 

Bible Preaching (Native)

Grand Winner

Bro. Daniel Co, Cavite Division

“Madalas na Pinagkakaitan, ang mga Transgender ay Tinatanggap ng Dios”

 

1st Runner-Up (Tie)

Sis. Daniella Licup, North America Division

“Labis na Depresiyon? Magtiwala at Manampalataya sa Panginoon”

 

1st Runner-Up (Tie)

Bro. Christopher De Guzman, Rizal Division

“Stop! Ang Pagpapatiwakal ay Hindi Kailanman Solusyon, Period.”

 

3rd Runner-Up

Bro. Nathaniel Pura, North 2 Division

“Kung Paano Mapananatili ang Pagkakaibigan Ayon sa Biblia”

 

4th Runner-Up

Bro. Danillo Carizo

“Sinalita sa mga Kristiyano: Mag-ingat sa mga Bulaang Mangangaral”

 

Youth News 

Grand Winner

EIA Youth News, Europe-Israel-Africa Division

 

1st Runner-Up

KKTK Mindanao Balita, Mindanao Region

 

2nd Runner-Up

CAD TV, Central Apalit Division

 

3rd Runner-Up

As-In News, LBMR Division

 

4th Runner-Up

Siklab, Cavite Division

 

Chorale 

Grand Winner

“Oh Praise the Lord All Ye Nations”, Visayas Region

 

1st Runner-Up

“Maglayag, Kabataan”, National Capital Region

 

2nd Runner-Up (Tie)

“Ama, Salamat (Tanging Maiaalay)”, Central Apalit Division

 

2nd Runner-Up (Tie)

“Pagpapasalamat Sa’Yo”, North America Division

 

4th Runner Up

“Purihin ang Dios, Magpakailanman”, LBMR Division

 

5th Runner Up

“Magliwanag, Kabataan”, Bataan-Zambales Division

 

Bible Quizbee 

Grand Winner

Quezon-Marinduque Division

 

1st Runner-Up

Bulacan Division

 

2nd Runner-Up

Mindanao Region

 

3rd Runner-Up

Central Apalit Division

 

4th Runner-Up

Pampanga Division

 

Poem 

Grand Winner

Sis. Ma. Martina Eliniel Sta. Rosa, Bulacan Division

“Sakdal Na Paggawa”

 

1st Runner-Up

Sis. Rocelyn Migrino, Asia-Oceania Division

“Ngayon Alam Ko Na”

 

2nd Runner-Up (Tie)

Sis. Alwina Caballero, LBMR Division

“Kabataan, Saan Ka Dapat Masumpungan”

 

2nd Runner-Up (Tie)

Bro. Reynald Sagolili, Central Apalit Division

“Legasiya”

 

4th Runner-Up

Bro. Ger-Lhou Duriga, Mindanao Region

“Oh Kabataan!”

 

5th Runner-Up

Sis. Leila Paguio, Pampanga Division

“Trending na Kaligtasana”

 

Poster Making – Digital 

Grand Winner

Sis. Treshiamie Jardin Ludovice, Visayas Region

 

1st Runner-Up

Bro. Marc Ponce, North America Division

 

2nd Runner-Up

Sis. Jeliz Ona Angela Jariel, Quezon-Marinduque Division

 

3rd Runner-Up

Sis. Shane Galang, South America Division

 

4th Runner-Up

Bro. Ricky Detera, Bicol Division

 

5th Runner-Up

Bro. Franz Vincent Roman More, Mindanao Region

 

Poster Making – Traditional

Grand Winner

Sis. Desiree Ospick

 

1st Runner-Up

Bro. Jayson Rolandong, Quezon-Marinduque Division

 

2nd Runner-Up

Bro. John Aries Veran, Rizal Division

 

3rd Runner-Up

Sis. Francesca Packing, North 1 Division

 

4th Runner-Up

Bro. Marco Jelo Garmino, Europe-Israel-Africa Division

 

5th Runner-Up

Sis. Krizza Campos, Mindanao Region

 

Youth Drama 

Champion

“Kabahin”, Mindanao Region

 

1st Runner-Up

“The Click Continues”, Bataan-Zambales Division

 

2nd Runner-Up

“Chance”, Visayas Region

 

3rd Runner-Up

“Exposé”, Central Apalit Division

 

4th Runner-Up

“Magpapatuloy”, Rizal Division

 

Christian Dance

Grand Winner

“Let us Celebrate”, Mindanao Region

 

1st Runner-Up

“Oh Praise the Lord All Ye Nations”, Visayas Region

 

2nd Runner-Up

Pagpapasalamat Sa’Yo (LaLaLa)”, North America Division

 

3rd Runner-Up

“Siya ay Purihin”, South America Division

 

4th Runner-Up

“Ama Salamat (Tanging Maiaalay)”

 

4th Runner-Up

“Magliwanag Kabataan”, Bataan-Zambales Division

 

Special Awards

Best Cheer: 

Asia Oceania Division

 

Wittiest Hashtag: 

Central Apalit Division 

#CADamayInAllGoodWorks

 

Best Original Literary Piece: 

Sis. Rocelyn Migrino, Asia Oceania Division

 

Thanks be to God!


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