Thursday, June 27, 2013

CCT Operations in Oriental Mindoro Ongoing

Some 344 residents of Calapan city, the capital of Oriental Mindoro, have become community partners of  the newest branch of the Center for Community Transformation Group of Ministries by joining its micro-finance program. The community partners are from baranggays  Pachoca, Calero, Balite, Canubing, Camilmil, San Vicente, Lazareto, San Antonio, Libis, Ilaya, Sto. Nino, Lumang Bayan, Bayanan 1, and Lalud.

The branch holds 23 fellowship meetings each week and discipleship sessions are to begin soon. Corporate worship services were started in June, with the worship hall of the United Evangelical Church in Baranggay Lalud as venue.  Corporate worship services are held simultaneously on Saturday mornings at all CCT branches nationwide.

The Calapan branch was formally opened in April 2013. The work was begun upon the invitation of Cesar Tallada, former colleague of CCT founder Ruth Callanta, who is now a pastor.  Pastor Cesar and Calapan staff King Horlador, Melchor Reyes, Jay Erwin Faminiar, and Gabriel Artiola received training in branches in Manila before returning to Mindoro to start the micro finance program there. Cavite team servant Rommel Laciste was temporarily assigned to Calapan to see that the culture and and DNA of CCT is established.

Oriental Mindoro is the 26th province in the Philippines where CCT has operations.

Team Servant Rommel Laciste speaks at one of the initial
 corporate worship services of CCT's newest branch, the Calapan, Oriental Mindoro branch.

Pastor Cesar Tallada leads CCT staff and community partners in prayer during a 
Saturday morning corporate worship service.

Nanay Aurora Masongsong thanks God for the blessing of 
capital for her  micro enterprise through a micro finance loan from CCT. 

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