July 17, 2018
Philippine Bible Society’s (PBS) Staff and Family Outing was held last May 18, 2018 at Galilee Wonderland Waterpark Hotel & Resort in Bustos, Bulacan. It was organized by members of the HR department with the goal of having PBS employees experience recreation and relaxation. We praise God for giving the staff this opportunity. We also thank Him for giving PBS the chance to present a Bible, as a token of appreciation, to the venue caretaker.
Regarding the resort, one of the staff noted, “I appreciated the location. It’s beautiful. The best attraction was the wave pool.”
Staff who loved to sing took advantage of the available videoke equipment. Others who wanted to get to know their co-workers more made time for deeper conversations. Staff members and their families also brought along packed lunches. However, food isn’t the only thing we need to nourish our bodies. We need nourishment for our souls too. We need alone time to recharge, gather ourselves, and collect our thoughts.
This is a healthy practice that one of the staff took to heart when he made time to separate from the group to go on a solo sightseeing journey throughout the resort. “The event was very relaxing in general,” he said.
While the presence of family was a major part of the outing’s success, we cannot forget the gift of friendship. Many PBS staff bonded with their families, but there were also those who chose to spend more time with their work “barkadas” and friends.
One of the staff shared, “I felt there was unity.” Along with his PBS barkada, he made the most out of the day and said he enjoyed.
Relaxation and recreation can come in the form of a solo walk. It can also come in the form of braving literal waves together with family members in the wave pool. And it could also be singing your heart out with friends through videoke and eating lechon alongside them.
Only a gracious God could have showered us with these blessings. We are blessed with co-workers, friends, and family. Let’s praise Him for this opportunity and pray for more outings like this to build greater unity in PBS.
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