This journal has been created to chronicle my journey as a member of Couples for Christ (CFC). It will include experiences, be they happy or sad but definitely memorable. In Couples for Christ, everyone belongs to a household group so this blog will gladly feature blog postings by other CFC members who were/are with me in this journey.
One of the biggest activities that we go to being leaders of the Couples for Christ community is the MC Weekend. This is a gathering of the members of the Mission Core (MC) Group, the top leaders of Couples for Christ. The MC Weekend Conference is a retreat cum fellowship that every MC member looks forward to every year. It is held at Baguio City on the last weekend of January. Every year, the theme for the conference changes. For this year, it is called the Magnificat Weekend based on the community's theme "Proclaim the greatness of the Lord" (Luke 1:46).
Photo taken from the CFC website
My husband and I prepared well for this trip. As early as the first week of January, Jun bought a new pair of tires to replace the worn-out ones. He also made sure that our vehicle was in tip top condition so as not to encounter mechanical problems while out of town. Three years ago we had that unfortunate experience when this same vehicle conked out in Baguio City for the 2009 MC Weekend. We had to leave the vehicle in the repair shop of Jun's client. We traveled back by Victory Liner a week later to retrieve the vehicle. Meanwhile, Bro. Rainier and Sis. Meng Figueras welcomed us in their vehicle for our trip back home to Manila.
We checked in at Hotel Elizabeth on a Friday afternoon. I readily fell in love with the hotel the moment I stepped in their lobby. The hotel staff were friendly and attended to our needs immediately. I am not surprised, Hotel Elizabeth has been voted Baguio's Best Hotel a few years back. The room was clean and doesn't smell musty. I told myself, "I have found my home in Baguio". After resting and freshening up, we, together with another CFC couple, Bro. Deng and Sis. Reiah Yango proceeded to the venue, Camp John Hay.
Breakfast with Reiah at Hotel Elizabeth.
Jun and I at the driveway of the hotel.
The conference had fellowship on the first night and talks on the next two days. There were worships and Mass before each session and a praise fest capped the conference on Sunday noon. Though Sis. Reiah and I suffered from hypertension from Day 1, the conference and bonding time with CFC brothers and sisters made the trip all worthwhile.