The enhancement of the physical and mental aspects of the bible students, and also to practice their team work, sportsmanship, and discipline, are the objectives of conducting the Foundation Week of the Maranatha Bible School. Three days were filled with vigorous activities participated by eight teams that played and worked so hard together to achieve the best for God’s glory.
March 9, Thursday, the opening ceremony started with a parade from Marikina Locale Sanctuary upto the Marikina Sports Center at 6:30 AM, with the grand entrance of every Team starting with the Ephraim (White Team), Asher (Pink Team), Simeon (Blue Team), Naphtali (Black Team), Benjamin (Yellow Team), Judah (Red Team), Manasseh (Purple Team), and Joseph (Green Team) which names were inspired by bible characters.
And before the clash of the teams began, an inspiring and encouraging message from the Goodman of the House enlightened as well as empowered the Bible Students to engage the activities with the spirit of sportsmanship, fellowship and camaraderie. They first all start with a good aerobic to warm them up.
Then one of the most anticipated competition was the Cheerdance Competition wherein each team performed their prepared yells and cheerdances to boost their teams’ confidence and spirits. Followed by the first game which was the track and field. Women’s tug-of-war took place followed by the men’s division. This set the heat in the atmosphere followed by the other games namely, obstacle race, badminton and the simultaneous matches of men's basketball and women’s volleyball.
The bond of the bible students continue as God has given them a great weather. Exciting thrills and twists happened in every game. The courts were filled with cheers and praises.
The next day of the event, the literary contests, Bible Quiz, Know the Word, Poem Writing, Essay Writing, Song Writing as well as Chess, Bunong Braso, Dart, Patintero, and Dodge Ball took place. Close fights happened for truly God has given abundant wisdom to His children.
In the evening of the last day, the awarding ceremony occurred. The bible students looked stunning in their formal attires. Before the awarding, words of wisdom were delivered to the bible students by Evangelist Leticia Ferriol.
And as the awarding goes on all the teams performed their composed songs. The hall was filled with great anticipation for the announcement of the winners. The second runner-up goes to the Team Manasseh; first runner-up goes to the Team Emphraim; and the Champion goes to the Team Asher.
And for the final, Pastor Polly Mendoza delivered the message and recognized the SBO, whom without them the event will not be possible and of course with the mighty help of the Lord that made the event a huge success.
The sportsmanship of every team, the preparation and hard work of the SBOs, the support and guidance of the pastors, and most of all, to the mighty help of the Lord, made this wonderful event of the MBS a huge success.