GLORIOUS 29 YEARS!
Days before CFC-FFL celebrated its 29th anniversary,
brothers and sisters from all over the Philippines
and the world began to trickle in. Their faces could
not hide the fact that though they traveled quite
a distance and expended resources, they were so
eager and enthusiastic to be with all the other
Everybody A Winner
THE BIG DAY came! On Saturday, June 19, 2010, CFC-FFL
cars, buses, motorcycles, and jeepneys loaded with
ecstatic CFC-FFL families trooped to the Ynares
Sports Complex in Antipolo City. After the worship
led by CFC-FFL Luzon Regional Servant Oscar Oblefias,
the much-awaited variety show, that was a combination
of the popular noontime shows “Wowowee”
and “Showtime”, began. It was truly
a blast! Joseph Tesoro and Jay Pangan of CFC-FFL
Manila were the livewire emcees.
of the Servant General
was also much-anticipated was the anniversary message
from the CFC-FFL Servant General, Frank Padilla.
He made everyone see how CFC-FFL experienced ups
and downs as we serve the Lord and our brethren.
“We are celebrating 29 years!” he said.
“We celebrate the gifts we received from God.
He has called upon us. We are connected to Him and
we are His instruments.”
Servant General likewise shared the Lord’s
message to all of us: “I, the God of the universe,
the righteous God, the awesome God, am calling you
to bring salvation to the ends of the earth.”
Padilla’s message made every CFC-FFL member
and leader present that day to witness and experience
our awesome God! He exhorted the brethren to be
thankful for all the 29 years of God’s great
goodness. “We look forward to more! We reconnect
ourselves to Him to renew families and defend life,”
the SG said. He also assured everyone that we will
never be shaken by the enemy because we trust in
the Lord and we rejoice in every circumstance. Indeed,
as Frank Padilla exclaimed, “Our hope is in
Christ. Our life is in Christ!”
Awesome Showcase of Talents for the Awesome God
This segment was capped by a worship led by Cocoi
Javier and a band composed of CFC-YFL members.
The newly-formed CFCFFL Choir likewise made their
debut that day. They sang the songs, “I Am
Your Masterpiece” and “From the Inside
fitting ovation for the Lord was the celebration
of the Holy Eucharist led by CFC-FFL’s Spiritual
Director, Bishop Gabriel Reyes. Concelebrating with
him were CFCSFL Spiritual Director Rev. Fr. Arlo
Yap, SVD, Bishop Lodonu of Ghana, Fr. Samuel of
Ghana, Fr. Josue Escalona of Kalibo, Aklan and Fr.
Though CFC-FFL has a year to go before it celebrates
its pearl anniversary, there is no doubt that all
of us already have the GREAT PEARL in our hearts.
Our awesome, just, and righteous God is with us
and will be with us always!!!
more, HAPPY 29TH ANNIVERSARY, CFC FOUNDATION FOR
FAMILY AND LIFE!