By Maria Roxas
CFC SFL Denmark
Faith in God motivated 9 Filipino Aupairs from Denmark to fly to Austria last July 19-21. They were along with other delegates ranging approximately to 250 from all parts of Europe.
This is a reflection of one of the delegate, Maria Roxas.
I don’t know exactly how to start saying how amazing our experience during the European Singles Congress (ESC) in Vienna,Austria was. May God send His Holy Spirit, so that I may be able to give justice for all His wonderful works. Our theme for this year was, “THE LEAP OF FAITH” (JOHN 14:12). Every session was very memorable for me, from the Praise and Worships, talks, presentations, competitions, workshops, Rosary, Holy Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and etcetera. Meeting the other delegates from all walks of life was also part of my memorable experience. Yes! I could not exactly explain the meaning or the essence of being there.
However I can share these words and teachings that has really struck me. “FAITH IS A GIFT, FAITH IS A RESPONSE, WE NEED TO RESPOND NOT BECAUSE OF THE REWARD OR BLESSINGS, BUT BECAUSE WE ARE MOTIVATED TO LOVE, BECAUSE HE LOVED US FIRST.”
Joining the presentations for the competition was very fantastic,even if we did not win, being on the stage to perform and try to overcome our shyness, is already an achievement especially for me because I am not good in singing nor dancing but we were able to contribute and take part in the event and God was glorified,which is the most important thing above all. We might not have won but with faith, at least others were entertained because of our teamwork. I mean we had to encourage each other, that for me,was a work of faith. Faith can really move mountains.
May God bless even more Denmark as the next host country for our ESC and the people behind it.
To HIM BE THE GLORY!!!
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