The staff of PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) and Coffee for Peace (CFP) gathered together for a psycho-spiritual retreat to explore the principle of metamorphosis in their individual lives and in their corporate life.
In that 5th PBCI Annual ReTreat, 23 full-time PBCI staff members and 6 CFP baristas spent three days with each other for psycho-spiritual reflection, delicious food, karaoke, dancing, swimming, quiet moments, team-building, and sharing of dreams for the future.
“This is a different kind of retreat,” says Alvin Ysulat, a field worker assigned among Iligan City’s flood survivors. “I used to attend retreats in the past; the heavy schedule of sessions made me more tired at the end of the day. PBCI retreat is so motivating. Now, I feel excited and ready to go back to the field!”
For Edmar Lorenzo—our field team leader in Lantapan, Bukidnon—this is “an opportunity to bond with other PBCI teams assigned in other places.”
Twinkle Bautista expressed her excitement “to get to know the people who send their monthly prayer requests through email.” Twinkle is the editor of our PAR Journal, the prayer letter of PBCI.
Bennette Grace Tenecio, PBCI Chief Operating Officer, planned this retreat. She also served as our psycho-social reflection facilitator.
The management team is happy with the result of the PBCI ReTreat 2012. Our staff members were able to relax physically, reflect spiritually, relate socially, and rejuvenate emotionally.