Monday, December 31, 2012

B Trans4med Video



Luke Castro
YPG National Coordinator

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Pressing On!

These are former and current YPG members. 

As you can see they work at different 
departments at the church.

Some of them, according to their faith, will move 
on and work on the altar one day.

The others will continue growing and developing in order to 
advance God's Kingdom through their talent.





How about you? 


Can God count on you somehow?

Will He find in you the dedication and 
devotion to invest in His work?



Luke Castro
YPG National Coordinator


Monday, December 24, 2012

B Trans4med



She is just about to turn 14 but used to have several boyfriends at a time, be a cutter, a bully, when she'd actually get in fights with other girls and come home all bruised, and extremely rebellious at home.



Now this is the new Karina today, a Front-Liner at the YPG Laredo, TX.

Be Trans4med at the Youth Power Group!



Luke Castro
YPG National Coordinator

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Distractions: Conclusion




By now I believe some of you are bragging about the fact that you were capable of noticing the gorilla on last post's video.

And maybe others are feeling exactly as I felt when I first watched it, DUMB.

'How on earth I missed the gorilla?' - that is the question echoing in the minds of some of us right now.

Well, I've gotta say that if you saw the gorilla you actually did get DISTRACTED.

The DIRECTION given by the narrator right at the beginning was pretty obvious:

'How many times the white team passes the rubber band ball around?'

Forget about the company's idea behind the commercial.

Let's look into it from different perspective.

If you were told to count how many times the ball was passed around them you missed the gorilla, meaning that you were FULLY FOCUSED on the task given to you.

If you saw the gorilla them you MISSED the target.

There are many 'gorillas' around you right now.

Media, 'friends', love life, family, fashion, sports, internet, social networks, Hollywood, video games, drugs, music, etc...

Which of these 'gorillas' are getting you distracted the most?

Remember, he is a black-belt gorilla, who takes different forms and shapes. 



Luke Castro
YPG National Coordinator


Friday, December 7, 2012

Distractions


I'd like you to go to a quite place, close the door after 
you and watch this video carefully. Do as it says. 

After that I'd like also that you leave your comments below 
as I will comment on this video in the next post. 




Luke Castro
YPG National Coordinator

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Porn stars - the new standard of quality?





I just came across what must be the most biased manipulative article based on recent "research" that I have ever seen.  The research was done by what is known as a scholarly journal of over 100 women involved in the pornography industry, who are compared to the same amount of women who are not.  It based its claims on what the women had to say about their feelings and opinions about various aspects of their lives.  The conclusion of this journal was that these "actresses" have a better quality of life than the ordinary woman not involved in pornography.

One question was to rate their level of self-esteem.  Porn stars seem to love themselves and think very highly of themselves in comparison to the rank and file of other women.  They claimed to have happier lives because they earn well, they get more sleep (less work to earn a paycheck, I suppose) and have frequent sexual encounters.  Duh.

The journal came up with this study to debunk what they consider to be a myth that women in this industry are damaged individuals and victims of childhood abuse.  Their goal is to tout a new, revolutionary concept that this kind of career is actually healthier and better for you.  Porn stars damaged?  Why, no!  They are the new standard of quality!  And because these women say they're happy, therefore they are happy - why would a porn star lie?

After 26 years of counseling and caring for families, couples and women, in particular, from all over the world, I can categorically say that this supposed research is baloney.  Not only that, but it was done purposefully to encourage more degradation to women, to marriage and indirectly to everyone.

Why would they say then, that they are so much happier and content with their lives?  Women who have been deeply wounded and deprived of a loving home as they grew up can easily fall into this trap of seeking out affection through promiscuity.  If they are surrounded by enough people to praise and glorify what they do, they can easily fool themselves into believing that this is what they really wanted all along, that this is their way of self expression.  They desperately want to be happy and valued, so if it's offered them through money and the adoration of others, no matter what the motive, they'll take it.

A woman in our Rahab group in England was once a prostitute for very high-end clients in London.  She told me about the money, the jewelry, the clothes, cars, expensive gifts, hotels and restaurants that she would frequent, and how she and the others in her brothel boasted about their great lives, compared to those pitiful ignorant wives of the clients that they entertained.

"But you know," she confessed, "None of us were really happy.  Everyone felt lonely and disgusted with themselves, and that's why so many turned to drugs and drinking to deal with the emptiness.  No one was a true friend.  We hated ourselves, so how could we care about anybody else?  All that big talk about how happy we were and how much freer and luckier we were was just talk to hide our real feelings.  I'd see some of them break down and fall into suicidal depression, but others just kept up the act and got tougher and meaner.  When I finally left that life, no one cared and in fact they were glad to have me out of the way..."

This is the reality that I have seen with the women I've known caught up in this kind of life, from strippers to prostitutes to even "actresses" of this nature.  And what do actresses do best?  They pretend to be what they're not.  Good actresses in theater and film can leave their character behind when they go home, but the poor women involved in this industry often cling to a fantasy life, pretending to be happy to mask their emptiness. They've found a way to make a comfortable living off of being damaged.

One young man I counseled was convinced that the girls he saw on those illicit videos really liked what they were doing.  No, I told him.  You are participating in abuse, in degradation, each time you watch this.  Don't believe their smiles or their boldness - it's an act to cover their shame.  If you pretend you're not ashamed, does that make the shame go away?  These girls hope it's true, and keep trying to drown it out.

God created us to enjoy - not just confine ourselves to, but enjoy - purity, respect, and love for His ways.  The fact that there are so many unhappy women who are not in the porn industry doesn't mean that they are living the way that God intended, otherwise they would be much happier.  Women, men, anyone who lives in the power and presence of God finds far more happiness, success and fulfillment than those who don't.  The world, even with all of its problems and evil, becomes a brighter, more joyful place because you are always in His light.  Romantic relationships are intensely more pleasurable because they are based on honor, sacrifice, faithfulness and commitment, and they grow and develop as years go by.  Children grow in strength and wisdom because they witness a stable, loving home where both mom and dad are present every day of their lives.

So we have a strange phenomenon.  Women who have brainwashed themselves into believing they enjoy being paid to be abused and objectified, while others who choose a conventional life dislike themselves and feel unfulfilled.  What this says to me is that the entire world has drifted so far from God's original plan, that it's time for a radical overhaul. 

Evelyn Higginbotham - thehappymisfit.blogspot.com


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Lesson of the Day: "How to destroy mankind?"




There is a fable that speaks of three apprentices demons that came to earth to finish their apprenticeship. 

They spoke with Satan, the prince of demons, about their plans to try and ruin mankind.

The first said: "I will tell them that there is no God." Satan said - "That will not fool them, because they know there is a God."

The second said: "I will tell them that there is no hell." Satan replied - "You will not fool anyone this way; they already know there is a hell for the sinner."

The third said: "I will tell them not rush." - "Go," Satan said - "and you ruin them by the thousands."

The most dangerous illusion of all is that there is plenty of time. The most dangerous day in the life of a man is when he learns the word 'tomorrow'.

There are things we cannot postpone. Beware, for your tomorrow may be too late for God's today.

Bp Jadson Santos



Saturday, November 10, 2012

Destroying his Works...


Offbeat vigil aftermath:

But the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil. 1 Jn 3:8




Luke Castro
YPG National Coordinator

Friday, November 2, 2012

Offbeat Vigil Prep - Day III


Folks, this is it. Today is the day. I haven't much to say. Nevertheless, one thing must be said:



And this is me from tonight onwards...




... a spiritual ALIEN.

What about you? Where will be tonight at 10PM?


Luke Castro
YPG National Coordinator






Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Offbeat Vigil Prep - Day II




Here are another 7 synonyms for OFFBEAT:


OFFBEAT:       

peculiar, odd, outlandish, out of the ordinary, alternative, zany, quirky.


Peculiar:  STRANGE or ODD; UNUSUAL 

Odd: DIFFERENT from what is usual or expected; STRANGE


Outlandish: looking or sounding BIZARRE or UNFAMILIAR


Out of Ordinary: unusual, exceptional, remarkable, extraordinary,unexpected,  surprising


Alternative:  of or relating to behavior that is considered UNCONVENTIONAL and is often seen as a challenge to traditional norms


Zany: amusingly UNCONVENTIONAL and IDIOSYNCRATIC  


Quirky: characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits 



The Apostle Peter said: 


"Dear friends, I urge you, as ALIENS and STRANGERS in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul." 1 Pt 2:11


Be prepared for this Friday. Be an odd youth.




Luke Castro
YPG National Coordinator



Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Offbeat Vigil Prep - Day I




OFFBEAT: unconventional, unorthodoxunusualoutréstrangebizarreweird. (excerpted from the Apple Dictionary).

I'd like you to carefully read the meaning of each word below and prepare for this Friday's vigil. After all... 

WE WEREN'T MEANT TO FOLLOW THE CROWD - RM 12:2


unconventionalnot BASED on or CONFORMING to what is generally done or believed.

unorthodox: CONTRARY to what is usualtraditional, or accepted; not orthodox.

unusual: remarkable or interesting because DIFFERENT from or BETTER than others.

outré: UNUSUAL and startling.

strange: UNUSUAL or surprising in a way that is unsettling or HARD to UNDERSTAND.  

bizarre: very STRANGE or UNUSUAL, esp. so as to cause interest or amusement.

weird: suggesting something SUPERNATURAL; uncanny.


These are the traits of true Christians. These are labels given to them by the conventional youths of this world, youths who dress similar, speak the same lingo and behave the same way, regardless to their trends.

The youth of God should be considered an ALIEN by the natural youths. If a young man or woman of God behaves or lives in accordance to this world than they are natural, ordinary, common human beings. 

I'll uncover 7 more definitions to the word OFFBEAT. Stay tuned.




Luke Castro
YPG National Coordinator





Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Southern Math




Luke Castro
YPG National Coordinator

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

B Trans4med!


And the transformation continues in a YPG near you...


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

'Marvelous' Ways of Communication...




FROM PRESIDENT TO THE DIRECTOR

On Friday, at 5 pm, the comet Halley will be passing through this area. This is an event that occurs every 78 years. So please, join the staff in the factory courtyard, all wearing safety helmet while I explain the phenomenon. If it rains, we will not see the rare spectacle to the naked eye.

FROM DIRECTOR TO THE MANAGER

At the request of the President, on Friday at 5 pm, the comet Halley will appear over the factory. If it rains, please join the staff, all wearing helmets, and send them to the cafeteria, where the rare phenomenon will take place, which occurs every 78 years to the naked eye.

FROM THE MANAGER TO THE SUPERVISOR

At the invitation of our dear President, the scientist Halley, 78 years old, will appear naked in the factory, using helmet only, when he will explain the phenomenon of the rain to the security guards in the courtyard.

FROM THE SUPERVISOR TO THE BOSS

Everybody naked, next Friday, at 5pm, as the company’s head honcho, Mr. Halley, will be there to show the rare movie Dancing in the Rain. If starts raining, which occurs every 78 years, for security reasons put on your helmet.


Important Notice to All:

This Friday, the president will celebrate 78 years of age. The party will be at 5PM in the courtyard of the factory. Bill Halley and his Comets will be there. Everyone should be naked and wearing helmets. The show will roll even if it rains, because the band is a PHENOMENON!




*Excerpted and translated from Bishop Renato Cardoso's blog








Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Monkeys, Our Cousins. REALLY?!


Do you really think God intended you to come out of this?




Don't copy the behavior or customs of this world, 
but let God transform you into a new person 
by CHANGING the WAY you THINK.

Romans 12:2




Want to praise God? Use your BRAIN
The use of INTELLIGENT faith is an act of worship. 
Stupidity and ignorance insult the God who created you.

Bp Renato Cardoso





Read the verse and quote above and THINK.
If you only knew how powerful your brain is...

(actually, thinking is the only thing that 
differentiate us from the primate pictured above)



Luke Castro
YPG National Coordinator





Tuesday, October 2, 2012

P.S.: THIS BLOG IS RESTRICTED TO THE NEGLIGENT OF SPIRIT.


This week's headlines: 








(Lesbian movie)




The devil and his servants are busy.

How about you, God's servant?

If your blood doesn't boil hot in your veins after 
reading these articles, you are a LIVING DEAD.



Luke Castro
YPG National Coordinator