Category Archives: Devotions


Contributor of the Month

Jasmin Crismo, 25, is on her last year of being a UMYFer and is grabbing every opportunity to be involved in the ministries of the fellowship. She is a member of The Francisco Homes United Methodist Church in Bulacan where she serves as organist and youth Sunday school teacher.

Jasmin is an Education graduate and worked as a Math teacher for two years. She then worked as a Bible translator in Philippine Bible Society, which she considers a great plot twist in her life. She is a part of the team that translates the New Testament of the Bible into Pinoy version—a version that reflects how we use language in daily conversations. The team finished the project last December 2017, and so right now, Jasmin is in her transition period.

Being a girl with many dreams and random ideas, Jasmin is excited on how she will be spending the first five months of 2018 as she waits for the next school year to start. She hopes to be used by God during these months, particularly for Vacation Church School trainings around the country and for UMYF ministries.

Download the file: UMYFP Devotions_January


Contributor of the Month

Di Ann, 24, is a native of Ilocos Sur but is currently working in San Fernando, La Union. She is a former employee of ABS-CBN. After graduating in communications, she decided to explore the world of media and pursue a job in the industry. Apart from her job, she is also involved in the ministries of the church particularly in her annual conference where she externalizes her passion for people.

Di Ann identifies music and singing to be her first love next to reading books and writing. Her writings are inspired by her own experiences and of the people around her. She finds writing as her way of sharing her life to other people.

Aside from bending time to feed her soul through writing and reading, Di Ann also loves coffee and is a big fan of brewed. Books, coffee and writing, apart from the people she loves to hang out with, are three of the warmest companions she considers.

Dreaming of one day she will become a news writer or a news reporter, she also plans to pursue Masters in Journalism.

Download the file: UMYFP Devotions_December


Contributor of the Month


Noe Cenal, Home Country: Philippines, Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMCom

Noe L. Cenal is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, serving for two years with the Center of Hope, the health agency of the United Methodist Church in Mozambique. The Center of Hope, based in Inhambane Province, coordinates the health ministries of the Mozambique United Methodist Episcopal Area. Much of that work is rural and focuses on community programs and disease prevention. Noe serves as a Community Health Education Assistant.

The Global Mission Fellows program takes young adults ages 20-30 out of their home environments and places them in new contexts for mission experience and service. The program has a strong emphasis on faith and justice. Global Mission Fellows become active parts of their new local communities. They connect the church in mission across cultural and geographical boundaries. They grow in personal and social holiness and become strong young leaders working to build just communities in a peaceful world.

Noe is from the Philippines, where he is a member of the God is Love United Methodist Church in Marikina City, in the Rizal Philippines Annual Conference East. He is a former Vice President for Manila Episcopal Area of the National United Methodist Youth Fellowship in the Philippines. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in clinical psychology from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Manila. He has worked in the area of psychosocial therapy and clinical training.

Download the file: UMYFP Devotions_November


Contributor of the Month

Dorothy Angeles is from Bulacan, Philippines. She is a 21 year-old worship leader, guitarist, youth leader, a disciple and a disciple-maker. She loves music and travelling. Dorothy finished Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration major in Management. She believes that every young people must know and be trained how to handle their finances properly, regardless of their status in life and their age.

At present, Dorothy is a freelance translator while starting to engage in an international business with her mentors. Her personal mission in life is to always add value to people. She is a dreamer and she loves supporting people in getting their dreams.

Her life verse is Joshua 1:9: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, never get discouraged. For I, the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Download the file: UMYFP Devotions_October