Two days ago, Yesterday (i.e., Aug. 26, 2006 Saturday) the Student Missionary Outreach (SMO)-Philippines celebrated its anniversary (can’t remember whether it was their 30th or 20th year). I was invited by the Bacolod chapter to be their speaker. I spoke to a large group of young people on the theme “Don’t Waste Your Life.” That actually is the title of one of John Piper’s books. I did a post on a quote from that book some time back. John Piper’s influence is certainly spreading and the lives of many young people here in the Philippines are being touched for God. I wonder what this will mean for my country when these young people grow up to become leaders of their respective churches and their communities someday.