Everybody knows what a great father King is to our girls. They wouldn’t be as secure and confident as they are without the love, time, attention, protection, encouragement, wisdom, and prayers of their dad.
That’s how King was too as he fathered the Alabang youth for the past 4 years. You see, being a youth pastor is not only about great preachings every youth service. As a youth pastor, King was (I use the past tense because he no longer is the youth pastor, but the worship service pastor) one who would think about everything — budget, volunteers, strategies, yearly planning, campus work, seminars, events, missions trips, every aspect of the youth service, admin, including balancing family and ministry. He is also one who knows he can’t do it alone. He values the team that he works with. He teaches them, trains them. He’s even actually the one who spots them and casts the vision to them. King is not only a great leader, he is a great team player. He may not be the best communicator there is and there are better preachers than him, but what is undeniable is his heart. His passion and love for the youth propelled him to do the best he could, to use every gifting he had, to reach out to the youth not just of Alabang. Maybe no one knows exactly what he has done or how much he has done because of the way he works — quietly, without seeking honor for himself, without expecting to take credit. He works hard and he works humbly. He knows his place — that the youth is not his, but God’s.
In my book, his love, faith, passion, commitment, wisdom, leadership, creativity, knowledge, compassion, hard work, humility and security are what made him a great father to the youth and are what make him a great father to our children.
Happy Fathers’ Day, Babe! I truly thank God for you. I love you. 🙂