Evening of Restoration
invite was sent out through text messages, by
word of mouth, and e-mail. It called on every
CFC member and leader to a night of prayer with
the other faithful. It called on EVERYBODY who
wanted to hear and heed the Lord’s direction
for our beloved community, following events
of the previous months which brought about tension
in the community, which wounded brotherly and
sisterly relationships as well. Though it was
just a prayer assembly, specifically, a RESTORATION
PRAYER ASSEMBLY, the organizers of the event
were all hopeful that CFC members and leaders
would all be eager to take part in it. The spirit
was dampened, in a way, though not completely,
when the Council issued a statement saying,
that the prayer assembly has no approval of
the CFC Council. Reactions poured. Still, God’s
faithful held hands and continued to pray for
a bounty of prayerful to attend the gathering.
faithfulness, certainly, can never be outdone.
On that Restoration Prayer Assembly held on
Friday, July 13, 2007, at 7:30PM at the Parish
Social Hall of Christ the King in Greenmeadows,
Quezon City, the venue was filled to the brim.
Never mind which cause one took on, but what
mattered was everybody was ONE in prayer and
gathering songs played made me reminiscent of
what CFC life used to be. It was also notable
how the original CFC logo was flashed. Paul
Price, a very active YFC leader from Cebu, who
later became a fulltime worker for SFC and the
very first missionary sent to Africa, led the
Opening Worship. Paul is now among the very
passionate young couples serving the community
with his wife, Denise Nillas – Price.
They now have two very adorable sons, the eldest
was born while Paul and Denice served as a missionary
couple in Africa. Frank Padilla later gave a
talk on how the Lord established CFC and developed
it through the years, as well as our present
journey in the spirit of Lamentations The talk
was followed by an open forum. The event ended
with a powerful worship led by Bambi Urgino,
SOLD Member. The SOLD-OUT band provided great
accompaniment throughout the evening.
message that evening was clear – our call
to restore CFC to what it was – a community
called to strengthen family life, to evangelize;
a community that is global, wholistic, and Catholic.
A community submitted to the God, and His Church
anointed to lead the Lord’s flock.
Myra M. Menguito
CFC-Educational Foundation, Inc.