Posted on May 17, 2015
What do you call a four-weekend slug fest involving fun, fellowship and physical challenge? That’s what took place during the BCOP Cup, a four-week event successfully concluding on April 17, 2015. The sports events -- basketball, volleyball, darts and badminton – involved a dozen teams and hundreds of individuals. And more than 20 teams occupied most of the lanes at the Dubai International Bowling Centre on April 9.
Posted on May 12, 2015
Gina Valbuena – CFC-Jebel Ali, Chapter Head Wife “Gina is caring, loving and brings life to our home. She ensures the future of the children are secured and guides them on how to go to the right direction in terms of their career. If they are not with us she makes sure they are safe. She molded them in their faith and even when our son got married she shares ideas and suggestions to help them through.
Posted on April 26, 2015
The YFC Summer House Training (SHOUT) is back in the Middle East! It is a 5 to 7-day in-house training given to the top YFC youth leaders within the area. It is a venue for youth leaders to gain skill, absorb nourishment, increase motivation, and influence each other with passion. It is created to be in-house in training method to ensure a more saturated level of learning, and grounded method of obtaining skills. In-house method allows the youth to learn interaction with fellow leaders, as well as increase passion in work through everyday encouragement and motivation.
Posted on April 26, 2015
It was an enriching opportunity to have attended the CFC community Mass and Area CFC gathering at St. Mary’s Church, Dubai last April 11, 2015. A brother shared his experience at the prison. Considering the negative perception of becoming a prisoner in our culture, his arrival to the correctional jail turned his world into a gloomy and dark future. Discouragement, broken self-esteem and exasperation overwhelmed him.
Posted on April 13, 2015
Philanthropy etymologically means "love of humanity" in the sense of caring, nourishing, developing and enhancing "what it is to be human" on both the benefactors and the beneficiaries. We belong to a community of UAE-based Overseas Filipinos wherein our mission is to grow in holiness by building the church of the home and building the church of the poor. We are pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, and pro-poor. Our mission to the poor is an expression of our love for God. ANCOP (Answering the Cry of the Poor) was launched in the UAE in November 2011. Since then we continually engage our members in ongoing awareness campaigns wherein we learn to share God’s blessings to the poorest of the poor not only in the Philippines but in India as well. Currently our main thrust is to provide education to break the cycle of poverty. ANCOP-UAE is now sponsoring 150 scholars from the universities and providing funding for Cornerstone (values formation and tutorial) projects in 36 schools in the Philippines. We have completed the community development projects (CDP), having built homes with multi-purpose halls and classrooms in impoverished and calamity stricken areas. There is an ongoing ANCOP-UAE CDP projects which include the construction of 90 homes in Bulan Sorsogon; Bogo, Cebu; and Baliwag, Bulacan. ANCOP-UAE sponsors at least three surgical missions a year, each one costing PHP450,000.00 (AED 37,000.00). We have a team of 25 surgeons, doctors and nurses who conduct major and minor surgeries during a three-day weekend mission. We provide free surgery to beneficiaries who otherwise would not be able to afford expensive surgical procedures. We also donate hundreds of reading glasses on each mission trip.