Early reports indicate that the QCA Batch 78 Homecoming held in November 22, 2008 was a big success! Rolly Mendoza sent this picture and a lot more during the Homecoming at the QCA Campus. Maximo Carvajal and the Batch 78 Organizing Committee will provide details and comments about the big event later. To our batchmates who attended the Homecoming, please leave your comments and insights on the Homecoming.
For the meantime, we are publishing the Invocation delivered during the Homecoming by Raymond Valdez:
We acknowledge your sovereignty in our lives. We acknowledge your presence in this place. We declare that you are the all-knowing, always-present, gracious, loving God. Everthing that happens in our life are all in accordance with your plan and purpose for us.
Thank you for this wonderful time of fellowship that you have allowed us to experience. Thank you for our friendships that last forever. We seldom get to see each other but when we get together it’s like we were never apart. We feel just as close and connected as we did when we were teenagers. We truly love and care for each other and it is so great. We realize all of this comes from you. So thank you God.
Thank you for taking care of us. Thank you for blessing our families. Thank you for our parents and brothers and sisters. Thank you for our children. It means so much to see our batchmates’ families also blessed. We realize that everything good comes from you and we thank you Lord.
It was great to learn about all the wonderful things our classmates are doing in their respective family, career, and business. We are homemakers, caregivers, engineers, architects, advertisers, entrepreneurs, medical practitioners, computer technicians, professors, teachers, bankers, administrators, employees, and on and on. Our classmates are gifted and talented. They are making the world a better place. We are spread out all over the world and our batch is making a positive difference in the world. Thank you for blessing our batchmates with all of these abilities and the contribution they are making. We know all these good things come from you. Thank you Lord!
We are saddened because we have lost some of our batchmates. We ask that you continue to comfort and bless their families. Thank you for the time we had with them.
And Lord we pray a special prayer for our alma mater, the owners, the officers and staff, and all the faculty members. We pray that you will grant Chairman Alvendia, President Ongoco, Mrs. Reano, wisdom as they deal with an ever-changing society. Help them to remember that every effort is an opportunity to change a life, to inspire, to energize, to bring out that special gift you have blessed to each and every one of us. Lord, we pray for the strength and endurance of our teachers. The road is a long one, never ending, and at times frustrating. We pray for their patience. We pray that when results are not apparent, may they be reminded that it is your timetable that counts, Lord. And may they not be discouraged.
We pray for our former advisers and teachers who are with us tonight. We pray for those who were unable to come. We thank you for giving them to us, not only as our mentors, but second parents and true friends as well. We pray that they may know the reward of gratitude and that they may enjoy a sense of achievement in the process. Bless them Lord!
Father, after 30 years, you brought us all back together again in this place. We will reminisce, we will eat & drink, we will sing & dance, we will chat, we will encourage one another, we will all have fun. As we do that Lord, we declare that everything good comes from you. Help us to be sensitive of your presence tonight.
We give you back all the praise and glory. In Jesus Name, Amen!