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Connect wedding: Alex and Ray Marie

19 May

Here comes the bride. Ray’s smile reflected her joy when she walked down the aisle to meet her groom, Alex.

It was an honor for Eugene and me to serve again as secondary (cord) sponsors in a wedding. It was our second time and it was also in a wedding of a couple who both serve in the Connect Ministry of GCF. Continue reading

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A shower of blessings for the Negis

27 Mar

We attended their wedding in June last year and now we attended a baby shower for them.

Emcees for the party.

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Our little one turns 1

21 Mar

We praise God we were able to pull off a party as our Little One (LO) turned one. I don’t have skills to host a party so organizing one was by the grace of God. We also praise God because we were able to celebrate our daughter’s first birthday and dedication in a special way.

Eugene giving his testimony on how we have been ministered to by Shiphrah.

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#TeamPaRoll: Rollyvic and Pamela’s wedding

24 Feb

Nothing is more beautiful than a wedding that is focused on God.

We are grateful for being invited to witness Rollyvic and Pam’s ‘I dos’.

We had the honor and privilege of attending the wedding of Rollyvic and Pam last February 4. It was a garden wedding held at Lirabelle Nature Living (a farm of the bride’s family) in Batangas and officiated by no less than the groom’s father, Pastor Love Tira. Continue reading

Pastors and wives retreat: David in the wilderness

21 Jan

We left the house at 6 AM because the car we used was under the coding scheme on Monday, the first day of the retreat, so we need to be out of the streets of Metro Manila by 7 AM. The retreat doesn’t start until noon so we had breakfast and hanged out first before going to CCT. It was so cold! It’s Baby Carissa’s 4th time to be in Tagaytay but our first time to take a picture with Taal Lake in the background.

It’s our nth time to attend the GCF satellite-wide pastors and wives retreat but it was our first time with a baby. We had Pastor Carlos Peña as our speaker for the second time around (the first time was in 2014) and at the same venue in CCT Tagaytay. Continue reading

A baby shower for Andrei Nigel

15 Jan

​We threw a baby shower for our fellow pastor’s wife, Nikki, wife of Pastor Gelo Tuanqui, yesterday. We held the party at Pastor Manny and Ate Tintin Enriquez’s house in Quezon City. Continue reading

2016: My year in review

2 Jan

In between changing/washing/folding diapers, breastfeeding (on-demand), household chores, errands, pediatric appointments, impromptu dinner-hangouts, miscellaneous appointments, and Sunday Services, 2016 has been a whirlwind of weddings, fellowships, birthday celebrations, retreats, and parties. Continue reading

Ministry from the inside-out

29 Jan

The past three days was not only a welcome retreat but a much-needed Sabbath (which was, very aptly, the first session during the retreat). I am grateful for the break from the daily grind, for God’s Word, for the fellowship, the fun, for the open space and nature, and, yes, for the very cold weather in Tagaytay.

Ptr. Caloy Pena came all the way from Singapore to encourage us with the Word of God.

Ptr. Caloy Pena came all the way from Singapore to encourage us with the Word of God.

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Volunteers Fun Night: Serving. More Fun in Greenhills Christian Fellowship

30 Nov

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Every year, during the Christmas season, our local Church hosts an appreciation dinner to all the volunteers for our church’s ministries. The volunteers are the people who willingly and freely labor to do the work of the Lord, offering their gifts, talents, skills, time–their very selves to serve others and the Lord. They include the ushers, Growth Group leaders/hosts/coordinators, Sunday School teachers, Worship Band members, Sunday School teachers, etc. They play a big role and we acknowledge that God brought them to our church to be able to accomplish the task He has placed in our hands. Continue reading

GCF Crossover Turning Point: Thanksgiving

24 Nov

Turning Point promotional poster.

GCF Crossover, the Young Adults Ministry of our local church, Greenhills Christian Fellowship, relaunched its Turning Point event last Friday, November 23, 2012. Turning Point is a regular meeting of young adults where they find Christ in life, work, and relationships. It is a fellowship where you’ll find great company, music, and food!

For the event, we were treated to a night of live jazz music, pizza (and more), and fellowship with long lost and newly-met friends. I just learned that most of the new faces I saw were people that have been ministered by The Shed. It’s good to know that we are reaching out to our immediate community in Ortigas Center to share to them the Gospel. Continue reading