Saturday, June 19, 2010

She Day '10

“She Day ‘10”

Sun.Star Davao, June 19, 2010

There was estrogen overload one hot summer day when Davao City’s first ever “She Day ‘10” affair gathered over 600 women at the Apo View Hotel.

“She Day” is a laudable project of OMF Literature, Inc. which started in Cebu five years ago. Its noble mission is to “inspire, empower and nurture women to be the person God wants them to be”.

“This event was done primarily to bless and say thank you to the women of Davao who are our most loyal customers”, revealed Aileen May Ocariza, OMFLit’s operations supervisor for Mindanao. Aileen organized the well-attended activity together with “She Day’s” dynamic core women composed of different women leaders from 12 mega churches in Davao as well as the core women from Cebu.

The theme verse of “She Day ‘10” was taken from the book of Romans 12:2, “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will".

"She Day ‘10” was envisioned to bring a different kind of change in the hearts of women. This year’s talk aimed to transform women by “giving insights on how to set new priorities; helping them cultivate good habits and conquer bad ones; furthering God’s plan for them”; and many more.

Talented singer and actress Timmy Cruz was the affair’s engaging host. She also serenaded the participants with catchy original compositions from her newly-launched album during the occasion.

The successful event featured two outstanding and most sought after resource speakers, award-wining children’s book author Grace Dacanay-Chong and seasoned marriage counselor and motivational speaker Vic Garcia.

In her talk, the Don Carlos Palanca Awardee Chong shared that “writing a book is like living one page at a time”. She viewed writing as her ministry in which God is an essential part. “My career and Christianity are one”, she added.

She reminded Christian women to be faithful. “Have faith today; when you wake up tomorrow, have faith again. Refresh it every single day”.

For his part, speaker Vic Garcia focused on the importance of making one’s marriage work.
He cited that one of the reasons why couples are having marital problems is that “they enter marriage without proper preparation and understanding of the purpose of marriage”. Thus, their needs as husband and wife are not met.

Garcia quoted Ephesians 5: 22-23, “The greatest need of a husband is respect and the greatest need of a wife is love”, and thoroughly discussed with much energy and humor how couples can meet their respective needs.

After the enlightening talk and exciting raffle, participants trooped to OMFLit’s book sale held at the hotel where among the bestsellers were Chong’s heartwarming children’s books.

"She Day ‘10” was made possible through the support of Pearl Farm Beach Resort, Cherifer Premium, Microdata, Sofamore, Premium AC Corp., Microtel Inns and Suites, Light Talk and Kangaroo Coffee Company.

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