Love Camp PH was launched in Iloilo City as a social gathering for the youth and young adult every February 14.
Hundreds of youth and young adults gathered for the first-ever Love Camp, No More Heartbreak.
ILOILO CITY – Love Camp PH successfully launched the first Love Camp with the theme “No More Heartbreak” which gathered hundreds of youth and young professionals last February 14, 2020, at the Philippine Red Cross Bldg., Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City.
Love Camp PH was initiated by a group of young entrepreneurs as a community to campaign and to educate youth and young professionals as a response to the rising cases of several social and mental health issues like teenage pregnancy, unstable early parenthood and suicide cases.
Love Camp 2020 No More Heartbreak this year was composed of music, games, giveaways, and talks on the three major topics; Finding Your Lifetime Partner Testimonial Love Story of Pastor Ryan and Sharon Valenzuela, Mental Health on Relationship by Dr. May Ann Sta. Lucia, and Preparing for a Family Life by Pastor Tony Carnaje.
“Boys, do not violate the privacy of your girlfriends,” a friendly reminder by Pastor Ryan. “If you think that person is your God-given partner, the first thing you should is to pray for God to protect your partner for you,” he added.
“At the age of 10, I received a vision from God. Years passed by and I got married. I learned that my husband also had the same vision as mine. When you ask for a relationship, ask God for a lifetime partner who has the vision as you have. Then, God will be the center of your relationship.” as reminisced by Mrs. Sharon Valenzuela, wife of Pastor Ryan Valenzuela.
This is followed by a mental health discussion by Dr. May Ann Sta. Lucia, Medical Officer III, Department of Health CHD Western Visayas. “Love relationship is not always a ray of sunshine. There are times that your relationship will go through tough times and tension. Learn how to manage the tension to survive the stress. You have to be mentally well and spiritually healthy to keep a relationship. ” she emphasized.
Pastor Tony Carnaje capped the event with a commitment challenge. He raised the question on the most intriguing topic in this generation, “Is sex before marriage ok?” He answered with a very serious tone, “Your greatest gift to your partner during your wedding day is your abstinence and purity.” Also, premarital sex may lead to the unpreparedness of having early pregnancy. “We are not created for this kind of system. God made sex as a good thing for married couples to enjoy. Wait for the right time.” He added.
With over 240 youth and young professionals that night, Iloilo City may be seeing a glimpse of hope for our millennials and generation Z! Love Camp is envisioned to be a yearly event of Feb 14 to gather youth and young adults in the most emotional day of the year as everyone is looking for someone to have a date with. Like and follow the official Love Camp Ph on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lovecampPH/ .