During one of our recent households, our sharing was about the people who inspired us the most.
My answer was short and sweet: our couple coordinators, because I'd like to be one someday :D
Seriously, I deeply admire our CFC parents for their dedication and hard work. Imagine the stress of caring for not just one family? Young couples who are just starting to build a family need to work double time in order to ensure that both their children and their adopted sons and daughters in the community are well-fed and nourished in every aspect of life. I really honor them for dedicating their lives and committing not just their time but their talents and treasures as well for the community, and for a higher cause, that is, the love of God.
And so I thank the Lord for the gift of Couples for Christ, especially now that I live independently from my parents. I am blessed to be part of a household led by couple coordinators, I still feel "at home." :) I get free dinners (and baon as well), I have people to run to if I need sound advice, I have prayer partners, and most of all, I have second parents who are genuinely concern about my well-being.
I have been in the community for almost a decade now. I can say that I have been through a lot of storms already concerning my SFC life. I actually have more than enough reasons (and they're all valid) to go, but why am I still here? I guess I just have a strong foundation, I am deeply rooted, thanks to the people who invested all their love on me, those who inspired me and became instruments of God to mold me into who I am now. Thanks to our previous leaders who made us fully experience what it truly means to be SFC. Thanks to the speakers who became mouthpieces of God as they powerfully and effectively delivered the Lord's personal messages. Thanks to our couple coordinators who treated us like their own children. :)
Thank God for the gift of CFC. Truly, it was a community of evangelizers that sets the world on fire with the fullness of God's transforming love. It became salt and light for me, then until now. And because I am blessed, nourished, and loved in this community, the only proper response is to give back. I can only hope and pray that in my own simple ways, I am also able to be salt of the earth and light to the world. All for God's greater glory! :)
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|Thank You Notes to our beloved Couple Coordinators. :)|