350 KMBI Officers and Staff from Mindanao converged at the Eden Nature Park & Resort in Toril, Davao City for a two-day staff spiritual retreat and sportsfest. The event was held from September 30 to October 1, 2017. The keynote speakers of the spiritual retreat were the husband and wife tandem of Mr. Ed C. Jimenez, President and Vice-Chairman of KMBI and Dr. Gloria P. Jimenez. The theme for this event was "Me & My Family Serving Joyfully, Leading Faithfully". This was lifted from the theme verse of Joshua 24:15b, "...But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord". The talks touched base on 3 points that of (1) the purpose why God establish the family; (2) the roles and responsibilities of the family members; and (3) how to produce godly families. The attendees were reminded that our relationship with others is based on our relationship with God. The first day was capped off with a praise and worship night sponsored by For His Glory Multipurpose Cooperative with inputs from Ptr. Ken Kevin Elechecon, pastor mentor of Metro Davao 1 Branch. The inputs focused on TEAMWORK. The KMBI Staff were reminded, that as a family, we are better together. He expounded his message by using the KMBI acronym: Keep the unity of fellowship Model Christ's character Blended together by God's grace Influence one another for growth. The next day, Ptr. Zaldy Maasin gave inputs on leadership. He anchored this with the retreat's theme verse by saying that serving joyfully and leading faithfully is a choice. The whole event was made possible by the concerted efforts from KMBI's Credit Operations Group in Mindanao, led by our Regional Director, Ms. Amy T. Andilab, and her Area Managers: Grace Asedillo, Crismar Escalon, Lanie Montaño and Hazel Laurente.