Way Forward #4
October 1, 2007
dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
and peace from our Lord Jesus!
has happened in the past month. The restoration movement
continues to pick up momentum. In the Philippine provinces
and in the different countries where the movement
has been started, a majority of the brethren are going
with us. We simply present the truth and make the
brethren aware of the issues, and without any intimidation
or coercion, and oftentimes even without any invitation,
many are opting to be with the true and restored CFC,
which is CFC-FFL.
other side has accused us of sheep stealing. That
is nonsense. The sheep belong to the Lord, and we
ourselves are part of His sheepfold. As we have said
before, we are CFC. We have not left the spiritual
body that is CFC. We in fact have a greater right
to be CFC than those who have veered away from God's
call to CFC. And it is our responsibility to see to
it that the Lord's sheep have the same opportunity
we have to be in the right place. It is the individual
decision of every CFC member to decide where his heart
brings him, and not be dictated to by anyone. Be assured
that we in CFC-FFL will not abandon you.
had also suggested to quite a few countries that the
way to keep themselves united is to insulate themselves
from the conflict in Manila. However, the other side
has not cooperated in this. In fact, they are actively
moving to take control of the different countries.
As such, the need now is to insulate the different
CFC countries from the veering away from our original
charism that is represented by CFC-GK under the Int'l
Council. The almost total focus on the work of nation
building in the Philippines, together with the concentration
of much of our global resources on this, is not to
the interest of our global family. I know that the
interest of our brethren globally is evangelization
and family life renewal. And this is what CFC-FFL
wants to restore.
such, I invite our CFC brethren throughout the world
..... align yourselves with us. For our brethren in
the Philippine provinces, consider starting your restoration
movements. Since generally your top leadership has
kept the issues from you and have decided on your
behalf to align your province with CFC-GK, you may
think that you may be the only one for restoration.
You will be pleasantly surprised. Based on what we
have experienced so far, there will be many of you,
even a majority, whose heart will be for CFC-FFL.
Contact and network with them. Do not be afraid. In
due time we will visit you for a restoration assembly.
For our brethren in other countries, get in touch
with us and we will integrate you in the restoration
loop. Then we can look to arranging a pastoral visit
at the opportune time. Together as one global family
in CFC-FFL, we can all look forward to a future full
of hope, as we restore CFC's original charism.
would like to inform you of our theme for 2008. It
is from the book of Zephaniah. Our theme is "Our
joy in Christ," taken from Zephaniah 3:17. Lamentations
has been for us a journey of hope and joy. This year
we persevered in hope. Next year we fully express
the service of Christ,
We find that many brethren who fell away in the last
few years are now excited to come back to CFC-FFL.
They look with anticipation to the restored CFC. I
suggest the rest of the year is a good time to focus
on bringing old members back, without holding back
of course on our ongoing evangelization.
For more info on the issues, please go to our website
< www.cfceastergroup.org>. You may freely disseminate
these materials to others.
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