*The giveaway for the Kerygma Conference 2015 is closed. Congratulations to Lady Lyn Escrieses!*
When you think of the word “home,” what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Is it a big house? A cozy apartment? A posh condo?
Or is it something more?
If you were to ask me the same question, this is what comes to mind:
Home = Heaven with Jesus, Mama Mary and all the saints; my “original” family, and my own growing family now :)
It’s not about a physical structure. It’s not about the furniture or clutter (heehee, I just had to say that, since our physical home is full of it! 😉 ) or anything material.
Home, to me, is truly where your heart is. Just as it says in this quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.:
Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
As a Catholic, I truly believe that we will only find our ultimate “home” in Jesus; that our hearts will only find rest in Him. Just as Saint Augustine once said:
And while we are journeying here on Earth, and getting glimpses of our “True Home”, i.e. Heaven, we should take every opportunity to “come Home” to God; to experience His love, healing, power and grace. Because He wants to bless us. He wants to use us. He wants to change us.
That’s why I’m so grateful to God for the Kerygma Conference. Dubbed as “the biggest inspirational learning event in the country,” the Conference is an annual gathering where people from all walks of life can receive spiritual “nourishment” and practical teachings, too — on how to live better, more blessed lives so that, in turn, God can use them to bless others.
“Founded” in 2007 by bestselling author, dynamic lay preacher and “millionaire missionary” Bo Sanchez, the Kerygma Conference is having its ninth run this year. Our family has been #trulyrichandblessed to be part of it in a more “intimate” way for the past few years, since my husband serves as the Project Manager (aka Events Coordinator) for the Conference.
I’ve personally seen how people’s lives have been changed for the better through the Conference, and so I’d like to invite you to attend it, and be blessed and empowered through all the talks.
Join us and the rest of the expected crowd of 20,000 participants at the Kerygma Conference in Metro Manila on November 19-22, 2015 at SMX Convention Center and SM Mall of Asia Arena (there will be separate runs in Cebu and Davao).
Kuya/Bro. Bo Sanchez, the Kerygma preachers, and other world-class speakers will be sharing fresh and life-changing insights during the plenary talks and different classes, which have been categorized into 5 different “streams”: (1) business and career, (2) leadership and education, (3) family and relationships, (4) health and wellness, and (5) church and ministry systems.
This way, the Conference has something for every attendee, and for every aspect of a person’s life. (Click here to download the Kerygma Conference 2015 brochure for the details of the class schedules and speakers.)
In face, there will even be a special Youth Conference on November 21-22.
For the main Conference attendees, we will surely be inspired by all the speakers, who have been carefully chosen for their passion and dedication to their respective crafts and missions.
This year’s plenary speakers include international speaker Justin Fatica of the U.S.-based organization “Hard As Nails,” who will be sharing his relentless passion for life and faith (watch the short video below to learn more about how God changed Justin’s life).
Other plenary speakers include Fr. Joel Jason, one of the most sought-after Filipino theologians and current head of the Commission on Family and Life of the Archdiocese of Manila, and Rex Mendoza, an esteemed corporate leader of various corporations such as AIA Group, Philam Life, Ayala Land, and Globe Telecom.
Arun Gogna, senior Feast builder of the Feast Alabang, and Alvin Barcelona, one of the senior Feast builders at the Feast Bay Area will also be there.
On November 22, the Feast of Christ the King, the Kerygma Conference will end with two “Grand Feasts” at the Mall of Asia Arena. Holy Masses will be celebrated by Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD (A.M. session) and Fr. Mario Sobrejuanite, SSP (P.M. session). Plenary talks after each Mass will be given by Bo Sanchez and Alvin Barcelona.
Non-conference attendees can attend the Grand Feast A.M. session by purchasing tickets from www.smtickets.com.
Meanwhile, the Grand Feast P.M. session attendees (i.e. Kerygma Conference ticket-holders) will be treated to entertainment numbers by Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid and Jaya.
So I invite you, dear friends and readers, and even those who may have just stumbled upon this blog, come home to blessings and inspiration this November at the Kerygma Conference 2015. Get your tickets now at www.kerygmaconference.com.
As mentioned in the title of this post, this isn’t just an invitation to the Conference — it’s to tell you about this awesome giveaway!
Thanks to the generosity of the Kerygma Conference Team, I’m giving away TWO (2) Power Package Tickets plus freebies from The Generics Pharmacy to ONE #trulyrichandblessed person. Power Package tickets entitle the bearers to admission to the 4-day conference, complete with the classes of your choice — total of 9 classes [3 classes a day].
So here’s what you need to do to join the giveaway (this is open to anyone with a Facebook and/or Instagram account; please make sure that your Instagram account is set to Public):
1. Follow me on Instagram: @tinasrodriguez. Leave a comment on my photo there, where I mention this post. (Look for the photo which includes the Saint Augustine quote; i.e. the SECOND photo in this blog post.)
2. If you are on Instagram, post a photo (any photo will do!) and tag @tinasrodriguez and @kerygmaconference. You must include a caption that says why you wish to attend the Kerygma Conference. For example: “I want to attend the Kerygma Conference because I believe that God will speak to me powerfully there! @tinasrodriguez @kerygmaconference”
3. Like my NEW Facebook page: “Truly Rich and Blessed“, NOT “Truly Rich Mom”. Look for the post that mentions this Kerygma Conference 2015 invitation and giveaway, and share it on your personal wall. (Again, look for the photo which includes the Saint Augustine quote; i.e. the SECOND photo in this blog post.)
IMPORTANT: Your Facebook share/post must be set to Public. You must also state why you wish to attend the Kerygma Conference in your personal “share”/post, and tag @Truly Rich and Blessed and @Kerygma Conference, plus tag at least THREE (3) of your friends on Facebook.
4. Leave a comment on this blog post, “Coming Home: Bo Sanchez’s Kerygma Conference 2015 (An Invitation & A Giveaway),” with your name, the link to your Facebook post and/OR your Instagram post about this giveaway. In the comment, please tell me what your version of “Coming Home” means. For example: “Coming Home to me means coming home to God, the only Source of peace and joy.”
One winner will be announced on Monday, the 16th of November, here on this blog post, and on my Facebook page.
This is what my new FB page looks like. Just to be sure you follow the right instructions. :)
To end, may I just request that you please say a prayer for all those preparing for the Conference, including my husband and his team, and our respective families? Your prayers would mean a lot to us!
Praying for all of you too, especially those who will be joining the giveaway, and those who will be attending/serving at the Kerygma Conference! God bless us all!
Image credits: First photo — Picture of Madonna and Child by sritangphoto | FreeDigitalPhotos.net