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Christian Life Sharings – Part 2

They Kept Coming...And Dropping

It was the second anniversary of CFC Paris, France and we had a full day of activities - the last two talks of the Christian Life Program (CLP) in the morning, Dedication Ceremony, Celebration of the Holy Mass, Anniversary lunch, two Anniversary talks, and the Praise fest; With the addition of the new brothers and sisters, CPC France now has over 500 renewed and committed members for Christ.

After the Anniversary talks, we asked Marilyn Burbos to come up to the body could pray over her. She first had cancer of the huge intestines, followed by breast cancer and now it spread to her lungs. Everyone was really storming heaven for her. After we prayed over her, since there were a few others with serious illness who were asking to be prayed over, we thought o praying over them together as one body. We asked those with serious illness to just come forward. Venci, Mandy, Bernie and several other leaders stood by us with raised hands.

Gandie recalled, “I closed my eyes and laid my hands over the first. Then I felt something heavy drop on my feet. A second stepped forward, I laid my hands, and prayed. He must have left right away since I could no longer feel the person before me after a while. Then the next came and he stamped over me. I wondered what was happening. I kept my eyes closed as I concentrated on my prayer. There was a commotion and it was only then when I realized that people were being slain in the Spirit! I also could not understand why the people oh line to be prayed over just kept coming on and on and on. Apparently, the same thing was happening in Mon’s line - people were slain and the line kept getting longer. Our leaders had to act as instant marshals to put order in the long lines and to be catchers of the brethren who were slain, as well as carry them away to the side. ”

What we thought would take only a few minutes lasted for a few hours. All in all, we must have prayed over 500 people including members, children, friends, guests, and even passers-by. Yes, even nonbelievers came to be prayed over!

Truly, God works in mysterious and marvelous ways. We never thought of a healing session during the anniversary, especially without preparation and with so many people to be prayed over. Most of all, we didn't expect the Holy Spirit to work so powerfully! This was the first time we have experienced His actual physical manifestation. He was His instruments. How else do we explain all these people being slain in the Spirit? They were not preconditioned and this was the first time it happened. One teenager who grew up in Paris told his mother that he felt warmth spreading all over his body as he was prayed over, although it was very cold at that time.

We were both so humbled and grateful that He used us not only to heal but also to touch people's lives. For that one moment, we knew that though we had our plans, the Lord had His own. We did not ask for miracles but He gave so generously. We still do not fully comprehend what happened that beautiful day, but we are definitely overjoyed and thankful that it did. We praise and thank the Lord for this great privilege and for allowing us to be open to His leading in our lives.

… you will receive power from on high (Acts 1:8) By Mon and Gandie Carpio.

Welcome To The Family

One day I just thought about how long we've been with Couples for Christ. My memory brought me to the many mission trips, talks, household meetings and gatherings we had. I asked myself what made us stay. Then I came to realize that the reason is that CFC is our family, an extended family. Like in a family, the members are held together by a strong bond of love. Like in a family, where there are also frustrations and hurts, it is that special bond of love that keeps us going. But most importantly, it is our God who remains the center of our relationships as a family and the guiding light in our service, that makes CFC as strong as ever. By Llna David.

My Brad Pitt

Late last year, I gave a testimony about how I fell in love and how excited I was about getting married. Well, I have gotten married and now I know how exciting marriage really is! A few weeks ago, my brother followed suit and at his wedding reception, we honored my father by thanking him for his generosity in sharing God's love with us, his children. When he and my mother joined Couples for Christ (CFC) and discovered what a beautiful life there is in community, he invited all of us to join Youth for Christ (YFC). Back then, when I joined in 1986, I did have my share of crushes among the boys who served just like any normal girl did; but I realized that as a youth I should be spending my time serving the Lord first and foremost. Thus came my decision to put God in top priority by dedicating my life to Him. When I matured and joined Singles for Christ (SFC), I then started looking around for a partner and the Lord showed me His ways. Although I didn't meet my partner in our community because he already had his own, the Lord saw to it that he joined me in SFC. Now that we are married, we are now more together than ever in CFC!

A few days after I got married, a former employer asked me, “How are you?” My unequivocable answer was that my husband continues to make me happy every day. She challenged me with, “Come back to me after 10 years and repeat those very words to me!” Without batting an eyelash I said, “Yes, I will see you after 10 years to tell you that my husband will still make me happy everyday because the Holy Spirit is with us!”

Tito Frank's prayer really struck me when he said, “Let us be a family renewing the face of the earth!” When I heard this, I thought that this is really how the Holy Spirit touches our family, to renew the face of the earth!

Now, if Tito Frank is Tita Gerry's Brad Pitt, my husband to me is the most handsome man in the face of the earth! Brothers and sisters, I'd like to introduce to you my husband Dave! By Sonia Concepcion.

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