(Dress by ZARA)
I had the privilege to have been invited to be one of the panel of judges for the "Search for Mr. and Ms. YES-O for School Year 2011-2012" held at the Dona Maria Auditorium of the Jose Zurbito Sr. Elementary School, last 11/11/11.
Let me give you a backgrounder of what YES-O is about. YES-O or The Youth for Environment in Schools' Organization (YES-O) came to life through the Department of Education Order No. 72 Series of 2003. It has the following objectives:
1. To be aware and create awareness in others of the state of the Philippine environment and ecology, including prevailing issues and concerns relative thereto;
2. To establish specific and doable programs, projects and activities that would address issues and concerns on the environment and ecology;
3.To network with other government and non-government organizations, including Youth for Environment in Schools (YES) Organization in other schools within the division and region, with regard to support and assistance to programs, projects and activities of the organization;
4. To encourage community participation and initiative in environmental and ecological movements and actions; and
5. To develop among members and the community in general, proper environmental values, skills and attitudes.
I have taken some snapshots of the event. Hope you get the feel of it with the photos and it's captions. Also here below are Bible passages and verses which talk about the environment. I pray that you regain the passion to love our environment and ecology as you read through this blog. =)
|Contestant's Production Number|
"Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made." - John 1:3
|Rondalla Club's intermission number (my daughter Bavick is the one with the white headband)|
"The Lord reigns... Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad, let the seas resound and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy, they will sing before the Lord for He comes, He comes to judge the earth."- Psalm 96:10-13
|Oh how lovely their performance was! I'm a proud momma! =)|
"For the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on earth below."- Joshua 2:11
|the contestants in their Sports Wear|
"Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth and over all the creatures that move along the ground."-
A Dance Presentation
"By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host. He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deeps in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the Lord; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast."-
|the Speech Choir|
"The mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands."- Isaiah 55:12
|my girls enjoying the show|
"The Lord reigns... Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad, let the seas resound and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them."- Psalm 96:10.
|the contestants in their Casual Wear|
"Listen, Oh heavens, and I will speak, hear, Oh earth, the words of my mouth. Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants."-
|a Dance and Cheering Intermission number|
"In wisdom you made them all, the earth is full of your creatures. There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number - living things both large and small...When you send your Spirit, they are created and you renew the earth."- Psalm 104:25,30.
|the winner for the Best in Kalikasan (Environmental) Attire|
"The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands."-
|a Kalikasan Attire made of leaves|
"If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands, I will send you rain in its season and the ground will yield its crops and the trees of the field their fruit... and I will grant peace in the land."-
|Kalikasan Attire out of Dried sunflowers and leaves|
"Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it. Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy."- Psalm 96:11-12
|Kalikasan Attire made of nuts, leaves and seeds|
"You cause the grass to grow for the cattle, and plants for people to use, to bring forth food from the earth, and wine to gladden the human heart, oil to make the face shine, and bread to strengthen the human heart. The trees of the LORD are watered abundantly, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted. In them the birds build their nests; the stork has its home in the fir trees."- Psalm 104:14-21
|this was the Best in Kalikasan Attire for the Male Category|
"You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas."- Psalm 8:6-8
|a simple Kalikasan attire made out of figs|
"A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. The spirit of the LORD shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD."- Isaiah 11:1-2
|Kalikasan attire made out of feathers (this child won the Mr. Yes-O crown)|
"O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. Yonder is the sea, great and wide, creeping things innumerable are there, living things both small and great."- Psalm 104:24-25
|Certificate of Recognition as a Judge for the Pageant|
"From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD's name is to be praised. The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens. Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high, Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth"- Psalm 113:3-6
|The Winner for the title Ms. Yes-O|
"Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein."- Psalm 69:34
"You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created."-Revelation 4:11
Jovi, my eldest daughter won 2nd place to the YES-O Essay writing contest. Again, I'm such a proud momma! =)
"Yours, O LORD, are the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty; for all that is in the heavens and on the earth is yours; yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all."-
1 Chronicles 29:11
We have been made stewards by God of His creations and it is only fitting that we care, protect and nurture them. Together with my husband- Vince, we task ourselves to teach and share to our own children the value of loving the environment. If all of us would do the same, chances are we would be able to save a great deal for our beloved Mother Earth.
Let's spread love for the life of the trees, the seas, the air beneath, the animals, the mountains and the hills, the natural resources that abound and all the manifold of beauty that has been left for our stewardship by the Lord. As we wake up each day, may we choose not to waste time, choose to protect, choose to reuse, reduce and recycle, choose sustainability and ultimately choose God! =) Let us do it now and may God bless the desires of our hearts!
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