Dear CFC USA Family:
In line with the CFC theme of 2016 of Rejoice, Pray and Give Thanks, we still continue to focus this month of May on REJOICE! Since Pentecost Sunday is just around the corner (May 15, 2016) all roads, streets, avenues and byways detour to this month’s theme of – REJOICE…in The Holy Spirit!
Last Friday (May 6, 2016), you should have received the Holy Spirit Novena. The coming of the Holy Spirit was preceded by a Novena. Novena, meaning “nine” is the nine days that the Apostles, united with the Blessed Virgin Mary, prayed and fasted. Then there was a powerful wind and fire. The Holy Spirit descended upon Mary and the Apostles in the form of tongues of fire. And these disciples renewed the world in and for Christ…with the power of the Holy Spirit.
Fast forward to 2016. We ask for the outpouring of the same Holy Spirit and all of the gifts upon us to help enable us to fulfill the mission that God has set forth for CFC – to be Families in the Holy Spirit Renewing the Face of the Earth! Yes, dear CFC USA brethren, the trials, and challenges Jesus’ disciples faced some 2,000 years ago are parallel to what we face in this individualistic materialistic and hedonistic world, where the new trinity is I, Me and Myself. Our God-given task is no different from the early Christians- to be light and salt and to bring the light of Christ to this dark world; to evangelize and to make disciples of all nations, knowing that the Holy Spirit will be with us until the end of age.
Dear CFC USA brethren, victory is the Lord’s, victory is at hand. All we need is to be open to the leadings, guidance and power of the Holy Spirit in our lives so we can be transformed to become Christ in this world.
I trust that you all had a most blessed Ester season and pray that you receive an outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit this Pentecost Sunday and beyond!
In Christ through Mary,
Bro. Toffee Jeturian