Gracebelle Montecillo

National Youth Day 2006

‘Your Word is the Lamp Unto My Feet and a Light Unto My Path’

By Gracebelle Montecillo


The author graduated in March
from the high school department
of Kabankalan Catholic College
Negros Occidental

When I was 10, I dreamed of one day joining the youth camp that was held annually in our Diocese, Kabankalan. Luckily, the following year, I was allowed to join the parish youth camp and later the diocesan camps. That was the beginning of my desire to reach more than that. When I reached high school, my longing to join youth camps grew deeper. I wanted to learn more about Christian values and share these with my fellow youth.