Frank Padilla

Founder of the Couples for Christ (CFC) community. Way back in 1981, CFC was started through the initiative of the Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon Community (LNP). In January 1981, LNP gathered 16 couples who went through a Life in the Spirit Seminar, with the intent of bringing them into LNP. But instead they were kept together for a few months after the program, until it was decided that a new group would be established to emphasize family life renewal. It would be an outreach of LNP. Frank and Gerry Padilla were among the 16 couples that became members in June of 1981 when CFC was born. Frank quickly emerged to be a top leader, and in 1985, he was already the Executive Director, running the day-to-day work of the whole community. In 1986 he went full-time for CFC and has been serving the community since, through two separate splits the community saw. Today he serves as the Servant General of CFC-FFL (Couples for Christ-Foundation for Family and Life). Know more about the founder at CFC-FFL

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Call to Mission – Part Two

During the time of Jesus’ public ministry He went around proclaiming the gospel, healing the sick etc. He touched their minds and bodies and taught them about the kingdom of God. God, out of His love and mercy sent His son who was moved with pity at the misery of His people. Continue reading

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The Call to Mission – Part One

“The harvest is abundant but the labourers are few” (Luke 10:2a).

This call was given by Jesus to be his disciples 2000 years ago and He still gives it to all of us. Today the harvest is plenty, but why are there so few labourers? Continue reading

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The Servant of the Lord

The reading from Isaiah 49:1-6 is very significant as it takes us back to our theme for the year 2011,

“My God is now my strength!” (Is 49:5d)

According to the eternal plan of God, we are destined to carry on our mission from the time we are in our mother’s womb.

God “formed (us) as his servant from the womb” (Is 49:5b).

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God’s Purpose

The work of the New Evangelization is to meet Christ, to live Christ, and to share Christ. This is the very purpose God had in creating us. It is through how we relate to God that we are able to meet this purpose.

To meet Christ is to know God: Jesus says that He and the Father are one (Jn 10:30). Jesus says that if we see Him then we have seen the Father (Jn 14:9b). As we encounter Christ in our daily lives and enter into a deeper relationship with Him, we experience the relationship that God wants from us, that of a Father and His children. Continue reading