FCCCPC Sports Fest 2016
My dear brothers & sisters in the FCCCPC family,
Glory, honor, praise and thanks to God for His marvelous blessings to our recently concluded FCCCPC family sports fest. It was indeed a great success in spite of the very hectic schedule and limited resources! The support and cooperation of our respective member communities from the preparation of the venue, during the event and up to cleaning up were amazing. The brotherhood and the friendship among our members keep growing every year through this sports fest. The competition during the games was very tough but the love, acceptance and understanding still reign after which I believe are the highest emblems of winning; defeating our pride and glorifying God. As I already mentioned in the past, this sports fest is not only to promote the wellbeing and brotherhood among us but also a way of workshop and test of our love, faith, humility, patience, understanding, forgiveness and acceptance of truths. I really admire the committees headed by their chair, Bro. Ed de Grano, in the way they handled with love and patience few criticisms, negative comments and other challenges before and during the event. They have manifested the genuine Christian attitude. Handling this kind of big event with very limited resources is not easy. I personally witness their hard works and sleepless night just to make this event a great one. Kudos to his group, the Joy of the Lord for the all-out support they have extended to the Committee; however, as much as they want it to be perfect, it can never be, for God is the only perfect.
Also, I would like to thank all the groups who have cancelled their community activities to support and participate in this family sport fest especially those who stayed and helped for the whole event. They understand the true meaning of being a CATHOLIC (ONE, holy and apostolic) Charismatic and the importance of their handshake with the other groups. Your compassionate presence is so inspiring.
Special thanks to our Media Ministry Head, Bro. Tony Pilien, who in spite of his health condition, was able to cover and document this 3-day event. Thanks as well to those who assisted him. Having all of you as family and partners in the ministry is indeed a great blessing and inspiration to all of us in the FCCCPC Leadership.
May the good Lord continue to bless and use all of us for His greater glory and strengthen the love, peace and unity among our member communities.
The attached pictures were taken after the games. Majority have left already. More footages and pictures will be posted in our FCCCPC website.
Please forward this message to everyone in your respective communities.
To God be the glory, honor and praise!
FCCCPC Sports Fest 2016 - Highlights
FCCCPC Sports Fest 2015 - Highlights
FCCCPC Sports Fest 2015
Toronto - In order to bring camaraderie among members of the prayer communities, FCCCPC organized a Sports fest last July 24-26, 2015 at the Holy Rosary Parish grounds at St. Clair St. Toronto, Canada
The Sports fest at the Holy Rosary Parish Church gathered around 500 children, young and old people from different ministries and mandated organizations in the FCCCPC to bring them closer to Christ through sports.
The project sports fest aimed to bring unity among the members, and strengthen friendship with others in the community through sports. This youth and adult sports fest is not about winning or to duel with other young people but to give you an opportunity to gather, to know each other, and to have fun in knowing Christ through sports. Aside from that, we also wanted to strengthen all the catholic charismatic member's bond together. Lastly, we would like to bring them closer to Christ," as one body.
Bro. Don Quilao, the Head Servant of the FCCCPC said "Our 3 days Sports Fest was indeed a very successful one. Likewise, no amount of words I can use to thank you all enough for the unconditional love and support you have shared for this 3 days event. Without your dedication, commitment and participation, this sports fest would not have achieved the success that it did". While our spiritual Director Deacon Bob Rosales said," I commend all of you for the most successful Sports Fest ever that I have the pleasure of experiencing. This commendation I direct both to the organizersand to the different communities who participated. The energy and the active spirits are contagious and healthy". Bob Canton, National Coordinator of The Alliance of Filipino Catholic Charismatic Prayer Communities (AFCCPC) stated that "Parallel to our continuous spiritual growth, create love and unity among our member communities, this activity is also to promote the wellbeing of everyone. As soldiers of Christ, we need to be spiritually, physically and mentally healthy. Come, join, support and cheer your community (your TEAM) in this Sports fest"..
To God be the Glory, Honor and praise
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