‘We walked in as men of faith and integrity, we walked out as men of valor’
best describes the two-day retreat organized for Singles (men) at the pristine and silent St. Gaspar Retreat Center at Kithaganur Colony in Bangalore on the 9th of November 2019. Away from our homes and the chaos of the city we had come to experience a transformation like never before. The program began with the participants being led into praise and worship by the music ministry. The hall was soon filled with chants of “hallelujah” and we were able to feel the presence of the Holy Spirit amidst us. Continue reading
We never asked for
With just a handful of days of preparation and teeming with sheer excitement for the conference, the Bangalore delegation boarded the train from Kempegowda Railway station to Goa on Thursday, 7th November at 1:30 pm. The train was scheduled to reach Hubli at 9:30 pm followed by a connecting train from Hubli to Goa at 11 pm. We were expected to reach Goa at 5:30 am. This was our first long journey as the youth group. Besides the energetic company of our formators, this schedule kept us very excited.
Well, let’s now dive into the unexpected adventures which came our way on our journey. Trust me; none of us were ready for any of those. When we planned out our travel to the conference, undoubtedly Satan too had made a master plan against us. Whose plan was better you may ask? Maybe the results will prove it. Read on to know more. Continue reading
Having gone on mission last year, I was a bit hesitant to go again this year since I had just completed my studies, and I needed to hunt for a job. Also, the thought of being unable to visit my hometown often, once I start work, longed for me to spend time with my family instead. But I had a deep desire to serve ever since I encountered Christ 7 years ago. Keeping all of it in prayer I surrendered to God and finally decided to go for the summer mission in West Bengal. Continue reading
I was introduced to the CFCI community in 2012. However, since I was neither willing to change my lifestyle nor my choices, I decided to abscond from the community.
Meanwhile, I tangled myself into many worldly addictions; one of them being my involvement in a physically abusive romantic relationship. I tried to invite this man into the community, hoping that it would change things between us. However, he was too accustomed to his lifestyle and had no desire to change for the better. In fact, he insisted that I leave the community too. Hence, I decided to leave the community again and as time passed I struggled with more than just one broken relationship. Continue reading