Call to Mission – Part Three

When Jesus began His mission, He trained the twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits and to cure illnesses. He also let them know that they had to fight the enemy in every step they took and that the real enemy was not poverty or injustice, but Satan.

The apostles did just as Jesus taught. They were also to proclaim,

“The kingdom of Heaven is at hand (Mat 10:7).”

Jesus instructed them not to go into pagan territory but rather to the lost sheep. He prepared them in a systematic way and groomed the ‘core’, so that they could slowly expand His work. Just before ascending into heaven He told them that they would be empowered by the Holy Spirit, who would be their guide. Their mission, which started in Jerusalem, moved on to Judea and Samaria and from there to the ends of the earth.

The same is applicable even today. We begin our renewal and evangelisation first within our families, then relatives, friends and so on. Having a committed core is crucial. Thus we work on our own relationship with Jesus, and bring in our immediate family to Him, so that we can become credible witnesses. He is choosing you and me, no matter how unworthy we may feel about ourselves. We only have to say, “Yes Lord”.

Go therefore and proclaim the good news of salvation in Jesus, and make disciples of all the nations.

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About 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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