has been a very exciting voyage for the singles ministry of
CFC-FFL. Two years ago we organized ourselves into a group
called CFC-SFL with the specific mission of proclaiming the
name of God, His goodness, His majesty, and His greatness
to the ends of the earth - to bring the CAUSE of CHRIST
to single men and women around the world. The past
two years has truly been an exciting journey, from the call
of being ON A High during the World Singles
Congress of 2008, to the Identified Conference
where we declared and revealed that we are a ministry of CFC-FFL,
to the next World Singles congress where we committed to live
out the conviction of AMEN..SO BE IT!
During the weekend of October 10-11, 2009, we gathered once
again, this time to claim our birthright, our destiny, and
our purpose for existence: that we are Destined to Worship,
Destined to Serve, and Destined to Witness.
The first ever leaders conference of CFC-SFL was attended
by 308 Household servants from Metro Manila and Luzon
Provinces. We gathered in the mountains of Tagaytay.
It was a weekend of acknowledging the goodness, greatness
and majesty of God. It was a weekend of thanksgiving for the
privilege of being called, formed and sent, commissioned by
Jesus Christ to bring the Good News to the ends of the earth.
It was a weekend of declaring and receiving our birthright
of living a life of worship, service and witnessing.
The Destined weekend was anchored on the life verse of CFC-SFL
in John 15:16 “ you did not chose me, I chose
you, to go and bear fruit. “
In Session 1, Joseph Tesoro led the singles through a powerful
worship and a deeper understanding of living a life of worship.
He reiterated that our Destiny is to live the life of worship
and that worship life should manifest itself in our day-to-day
life. It was also an opportunity to acknowledge the things
that the Lord has done in our lives.
This was followed by two workshops, one about the Eucharist
given by Fr. JP, and the other on Parish Involvement by Tito
Tito Lachie Agana delivered the 2nd talk entitled “Destined
to Serve.” He mentioned that is is our Destiny to serve
God to the full, and that serving God should be manifested
in all areas of our lives: family, community, and workplace.
He challenged everyone to take every opportunity to serve
God with our best!
The talk was followed by a re-commitment Praisefest where
SFL leaders declared and surrendered to the Cross their commitment
to God and to the mission of Christ. It was a night of letting
go and giving up, of denying oneself and recognizing that
it is all about God.
last session was presented by the Servant General of CFC-FFL,
Tito Frank Padilla. Tito Frank exhorted SFL leaders to speak
about God. He stressed that the reason for our existence is
to bring forth and push onward the mission of Jesus Christ,
to bring light to those in darkness, to claim every opportunity
to speak and witness to other people. The work is massive
and 308 people can make a significant push to the work of
God, just like the 12 apostles who believed and then claimed
the world for God. It is the same call and the same spirit
that the Lord has prepared to each one of us.
Tito Frank’s talk was followed by a powerful send off
Praisefest led by JC Sarmiento.
We thank the Lord for a wonderful weekend. We truly brought
home with us a lot of realizations as well as challenges.
But with God by our side nothing is impossible. To date, we
might still be small in numbers, but that doesn’t matter,
for we know that we have a big God who is with us. 308 SFL
leaders can make a big difference. The world needs God. And
we are blessed to be part of the great work of God, all for
His greater honor and Glory!
See you all next year in Lipa, Batangas! WSC 2010.
CFC-SFL Int’l. Coordinator