The Joy of Evangelization CFC LEADERS from the International, Philippine and Metro Manila Missions gathered at the Landbank Plaza in Manila, Philippines for a two-day convention to talk about CFC in the light of new evangelization. The 2nd CFC Global Leaders Empowerment Convention (GLEC), with the theme “The Joy of Evangelization” encourages the CFC leadership to ‘go into the deep’ and ‘mend their nets’ as far as evangelization is concerned.
The event formally opened with the celebration of the Holy Mass by Bishop Jesse Mercado of the Diocese of ParaÑaque. In his homily, he spoke on the significance of the Feast of the Lord’s Baptism. “The Baptism of the Lord is another epiphany, manifestation. It is the beginning of the Lord’s public ministry. Through his baptism, Jesus aligns Himself with us (sinners) even if He himself is sinless in order to say that God is with us.” International delegates and participants gather for the 2nd GLEC
MORNING WORSHIP Bro. Jun Clarito of CFC Canada leading everyone to a powerful opening worship.
SESSION 1 International Council member and Pastoral Formation Director, Bro. Jun Uriarte, delivering the first session “CFC in the New Evangelization”. “When the first world countries give to the poor, they are evangelized; when the third world countries receive, they are evangelized; because there are hidden links in the order of grace.”
AFTERNOON WORSHIP “As we worship the Lord this afternoon, let us try to reach for the skies” - Bro. Joe Aquilina of CFC Malta, leading the afternoon worship.
Bro. Bong Arjonillo of CFC Manila South C sector, explaining the dynamics of the various workshops for the afternoon session of the GLEC
Bro. Eric Delos Reyes, Country Coordinator of CFC Canada, facilitating one of the workshops, “Redefining CFC’s Global Evangelization Strategy and Priorities”.
Workshop on “How to Evangelize Locals and Build a Global Face of CFC” was facilitated by Bro. Israel Silud of CFC China
Bro. Michael Ariola facilitating the workshop on “Building Relationship with the Clergy”.
Bro. Mon Santiago, CFC Regional Head for South Asia, leading the discussion on “Guidelines in Opening of New CFC Countries”
Sis. MK Guano, Global Mission Center HR, facilitating the discussion on CFC International MIssionaries
Bro. Noli Manuel, SFC International Coordinator, presenting strategies in establishing Regional MIssion Centers
After the CFC Global Leaders Empowerment Convention at the Landbank Plaza, the GLEC participants trooped to The Orchidarium at the Rizal Park in Manila for an evening of fellowship. The management of the Rizal Park welcomed the foreign delegates with a series of Filipino cultural performances. The delegates came in costumes representing their respective countries. ABLAZE Communications sponsored games and prizes for the participants. To add to the festivities, some of the countries also performed songs and dances. (photos by Deo Oliveria)
The Joy of Evangelization
Fr. Herb Schneider, the first Spiritual Director of Couples for Christ, celebrated the Mass on Day 2 of GLEC, exhorting the faithful to remember always to come in deep prayer and not to be overtaken by busyness as we respond to Godâ€™s call to evangelize.
MORNING WORSHIP Spirit-filled worship led by Bro. John Cheng of CFC China.
LEADERS TRAINING 1
CFC Executive Director, Bro. George Campos, exhorting and empowering all leaders during the Leaders Training 1.
LEADERS TRAINING 2 CFC Global Mission Center Administrator, Bro. Eric Ylagan, led the Leaders Training 2 on “Effective Governance: Authority and Accountability”.
Sis. Cech Escano, Head of MIST, discussing the One Global Database
Sis. Sam Manuel, Head of the CFC Global Communications Office, presenting the new and improved CFC Global Website
Sis. MK Guano, CFC GMC HR, giving updates on the CFC International Missionaries
Members of the International Council praying over the CFC global leaders.
Colorful presentation by the ANCOP Scholars (left photo) Bro. Keith Sampson of CFC South Africa leading the worship to start off the afternoon sessions (right photo)
Leaders of the different CFC areas discussing strategic continent evangelization plans during the simultaneous Continental Planning sessions.
SESSION 2 CFC Chairman, Bro. Ricky Cuenca, giving the final session of the GLEC, titled “They Left Everything and Followed Him”. Inspiring Testimonies by: • Irma Cuenca, his wife • Israel and Sally Silud of CFC China • Bal Quiambao of CFC UAE • Bob and Aileen Serrrano Country Coordinator of CFC Seychelles • Eugene and Jo Vilbar of UAE • Ramir Gazo and Family
PRAISEFEST SFC International Coordinator, Bro. Noli Manuel, closing the entire convention with an empowering and spirit-filled Praisefest. For More Updates: CFC Official Website - www.couplesforchristglobal.org CFC Facebook Fanpage - www.facebook.com/CFC.Global.Mission CFC Twitter - @CFChrist
Photo Credits: Caloy Rubio Deo Oliveria Nathaniel Gomez