Posted on February 15, 2014
It was a cloudy and cold afternoon when the mission team from the UAE headed by Bro Ernie & Mini Uson, CFC-Lebanon Country Coordinator, Bro Hernan & Marivic Fuentes, CFC-Yemen Country Coordinator with daughters, Apple and Mitch, landed at the Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut. They were met by Bro Jun Iriola, Country Head of CFC-Lebanon, and Sis Eppie Ballouz, HOLD – Lebanon Coordinator.
Posted on September 15, 2013
Posted on May 19, 2013
(20th ILC Reflection) By Francisca Ankrah, YFC Lebanon It feels as though a whole year has gone by since I set foot in Manila, questioning whether or not it was worth crossing six time zones from Lebanon, and constantly asking God if He’s sure this is where He wanted me to be. Having been a YFC member for barely six months, and having never been part of an experience even slightly similar to the ILC, I had no idea what to expect from the coming week. It was the 1st of April, and it had been a long, tiring day spent trying to get to the RAK concert venue on time. I was in the middle of a large crowd, with an amazing group of YFCs I had just met, and an awesome band was on stage playing an awesome song, and that was when it hit me: I’m not here by some strange twist of fate. God has a plan for everyone, and this is His plan for me; there’s so much to look forward to, and I should keep the faith. Three days later, after large distances of road had passed under the jeepney tires, many children had been inspired to have someone to talk to and share their stories with, loads of garbage had been fished out of the Pasig River, and a lot of awe-inspiring memories were made along the way. The pre- ILC activities were over, and ILC began. If I had the chance, I’d literally go on for hours on end describing my ILC experience because I’ve become so inspired by who Jesus is, what He has done, and how amazing and breathtaking He is that I can’t even resist talking about it. But to sum it all up, all I can say is that, coming from a place where YFC is totally brand new, with only seven members, I felt so blessed to be where I was, so honored to have met the people I met, and so elated to live by the grace that’s been given to me. To know that I’m a part of a plan that’s so much greater than myself is humbling beyond words. It didn’t matter which country you came from, or what language you spoke, because we all came together with one mission, forgot all about our differences, and came before our Lord to worship him as one YFC family despite the sweltering heat of the Manila sun. And if that isn’t enough to blow anyone’s mind, then I don’t know what is. And so it was over the same way it had begun. A couple of weeks ago, I set foot in Beirut wondering how much longer it’s going to be until the next ILC, constantly thanking God for the time that has been granted to me, short as it was, and for allowing me to be a part of people’s lives in some small way. But in the end, this isn’t about me; this is about reaching out and letting His light shine on others through us until the whole world knows how good God is. With all this being said, all praise and glory be to God, to whom I owe everything.
Posted on December 23, 2012
Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ, Greetings of peace! It has been a great privilege and pleasure serving serving in community this year. As we celebrate Christmas, and look forward to another year, let us take a moment to reflect on what we have achieved in 2012. Have we made some ‘changes in our lives’ as we had promised to do in the beginning of the year – what we call our New Year’s resolution?
Posted on June 24, 2012
Service to our Lord does not recognize social status in the society - the lowly and the rich are all called - it is in the humbleness and response to that call that we render our service. Most of our members, if not all, work in houses as domestic helpers. The lucky ones get their days off on Sunday - so with such dedication that we found most of our members.