In the aftermath of cyclone Pam, the devastation in Vanuatu still leaves more to be done. According to the latest report from our own CFC Vanuatu, there is still no electricity and the recovery process will take longer than usual to happen. ...
Taking the mandate to Love More that the Lord has given us this year, we are now called to “pay it forward”, and show the Vanuatu community how much they are in our hearts and prayers at this time. Our Global Community has been asked to help as well to contribute in this massive relief effort.
Therefore, here in Australia, the CFC Australia National Council enjoins every member of our compassionate and caring community to love greatly, give generously, and to walk humbly with our God. Let us reach deep into our pockets and even think of creative ways to fund raise to help our brethren in Vanuatu to get back on their feet.
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LEADERS’ RETREAT, March 14,15….Recapping the events of the weekend retreat at the mountain top Mulgoa, Denis Reyes, newly installed CFC Oceania National Director echoed the many blessings the community at 27 years old have enjoyed. Together with its many challenges, victory of the Spirit has been evident in the expansion of its mission areas not only nationwide but in the Oceania region as well. Good news cannot be contained..So much has been said and posted in facebook and other forms of media..
At 27, our first leg of rapid, massive evangelization for family renewal is starting to take roots.
13 years ago, March 17, 2002 was the birth of the community’s second leg of bringing glad tidings to the poor (see photo below at Castle Hill RSL). At 13 it is shifting gear from being a child to becoming the most vibrant of age, youthful teens. ANCOP became one of CFC’s expression of fullness and renewal, faith in action.
In the past decade, CFC has been mobilised and inspired by many who took on this call. It was heartbreaking at times, for the passion that is strong sometimes is hard to tame. And many have fallen away or just merely moved on to other callings more noble.
At 13, we are grateful for the many elders who stood by to form this pillar. We honour the many YFC’s and SFC’s then, now married and have become great family men who were part of the birth and growth of ANCOP. We also honour the many donors and partners in and out of the CFC global family who worked with us to be the hands that feed, the bigger brothers and sisters to so many. At 13 we also have heard many success stories of those who are so proud to be called ANCOP scholars, now professionals.
At 13, we hope to spread our wings to our neighbouring Oceania countries, leave a legacy so that more of our younger generation who are so blessed in this bountiful land of Australia could also express their gratefulness thru the templates of educating poor children as their gateway from poverty.
At 13, the work has progressed from just being an entity of ANCOP to a bigger leg that will Build the church of the POOR (BCOP).
And what a way to blow a candle – a very generous donation, an expression of maturity in spirit from a very humble family who wants to be anonymous, was handed over to our ANCOP mancom head, Goody Maquinad by our BCOP director, Bong and Jenny Bernardo. It has been a truly fruitful weekend.