Reflection of the Heart
Dear CFC USA Family:
Blessed Easter greetings!
I trust that our Risen Lord, through the 40 days of Lent that you spent in the “desert” in prayer, penance, fasting and alms-giving has gifted you with transformed and brave hearts to prepare you for the Battle that lies ahead.
Whoah! A Battle right after our Lenten desert moments? As CFC, we are in the front lines, always in battle for and with our King, and Lord Jesus Christ!
Speaking of battles, Operation Overlord was the codename for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II. The operation was launched on June 6, 1944 with the Normandy landings (commonly known as D-Day). A 1,200-plane airborne assault preceded an amphibious assault involving more than 5,000 vessels. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on June 6, and more than 2 million Allied troops were in France by the end of August. This successful assault was a turning point in the victory of the Allied forces over the mighty German army that ended World War II.
Seventy-five years since D-day, CFC USA is launching Operation ForOurLord. Its main thrust is for all of CFC USA, all its servant-leaders, members and family ministries to stage an all-out assault against the enemy with its objectives – to be a Saint, that is to love God, save souls and gain a significant foothold and victory over the enemy.
On March 2, 2019, CFC USA servant leadership (National Council members, Regional Heads and select Area Heads) gathered in the “War Room” in Texas and was inspired by the Holy Spirit to go all out and agreed on the CFC USA battle plan objectives as follows:
• 100% increase in membership from 2018
• 100% increase in ANCOP Child Sponsors from 2018
• 100% increase in full-time Mission Volunteers from 2018
• 20% in tithes and first fruit offerings from 2018
Today, Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 is the official Phase 1 launch date to end on Christmas Day on December 25, 2019, two of the most important dates in the life of Christ.
In the same breadth that the success of Operation Overlord in 1944 was achieved through the full support and commitment of 14 nations and its respective armies and citizens, the success of Operation ForOurLord depends on the FULL support and commitment of ALL its members of ALL ministries…. and our most potent weapons – the Grace of God, the Power of the Holy Spirit and the intercession of our Blessed Mother.
Each household (ALL ministries) is humbly requested to conduct a 4H (House Hold Holy Hour) meeting in the month of May (month of Mary), that is for the whole household to do Eucharistic Adoration inside a Blessed Sacrament Chapel begging for the grace to be enlightened as to how the household can contribute to the success of Operation ForOurLord and submit their plans to their Area Leader who will then discern and develop an Area Battle Plan that will be submitted to the Regional Head by May 31, 2019.
The key to victory at war is for the enemy to surrender. For this war, the key is for US to surrender, that is to surrender our minds, our hearts and our wills to the Holy Will of God and give our unconditional FIAT to God who calls us to be steadfast in faith and relentless in action, despite all odds, challenges, trials and difficulties we will for sure encounter. God is telling us: “Be Not Afraid” for He is with us and God is indeed enough!
Finally, let us accept the challenge (Read the CFC USA Challenge of the Month section for detailed instructions) and go to Battle, not begrudgingly, but with a lot of JOY and gratefulness in our hearts knowing fully well that God himself, our King and General, has called us for this Battle and will equip us with the Spiritual Weapons we would need, protect us and our loved ones, and shower us with blessings upon blessings as we fight for Him. I pray that we be inspired by our Teaching of the month: This is the day the LORD has made! Let us rejoice! (by Fr. Ed Broom OMV) to accept the Operation ForOurLord challenge with JOY!
May the Risen Lord grant you and your families a most blessed Easter Season!
In Christ through Mary,
Bro Toffee Jeturian
Scripture Passage of the Month
This is the day the LORD has made;
let us rejoice in it and be glad.