July 7, 2019 – The revving of the motorcycles excites the spectators of Brgy. Padiay, Agusan del Sur as more than 60 riders from different parts of Caraga Region who calls themselves ARMS-NEMM (Adventist Riders Ministry and Services of Northeastern Mindanao Mission) gathered at Padiay Adventist Church to participate a trail to the village of Bantolinao. This is the first activity of the group since it was organized by Pastor Nelo M. Seda Jr. – the present youth director of Northeastern Mindanao Mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The trail was prepared by the Adventists Riders of Padiay Adventist Church which destination is a small village called Bantolinao where one of the SULADS teachers is assigned. The purpose of the ride is to give gifts that include pens and pencils, notebooks, crayons, scissors, and many other goodies to the students of Bantolinao Elementary School.
The riders are welcomed by the village people with the leadership of Hon. Brgy. Kagawad Joney Basao who are very happy to prepare the food for the hungry riders. The trail took about 6 to 8 hours to finished. It was a tiresome trip but it feels good to be a part of a ministry of “Touching Grounds, Touching Lives” – the life of the children of Bantolinao Elementary School.
As a recipient of the ARMS-NEMM trail ministry, I would like to extend my thanks to Pr. Nelo M. Seda – the organizer/sponsor of the event, to the Padiay Adventist Riders who prepared the trail and to the members of the club for extending your ministry to Ampayon-Padiay district. May God Bless you.