CCT management representatives, Rizal community partners and staff, and Episcopal church leaders gathered for the blessing and formal dedication to God of the CCT community center at the Igorot Village in San Juan, Cainta, Rizal on December 17, 2011.
The newest CCT community center houses a pre-school, a microfinance office, and a clinic. It is a three-story building under a usufruct agreement with property owners Bishop Dixie and Rev. Juliet Taclobao of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Philippines.
CCT has been serving the Igorot community of Cainta, the largest Igorot community outside of Mountain province, in partnership with the Episcopal church for the past 11 years.
|The unfinished residential building of Bishop Dixie and Rev. Juliet Taclobao,|
long-time supporters of CCT work in Cainta,
was completed and converted into this new center under a four-year
usufruct agreement with CCT.
|CCT Rizal staff hold corporate worship every Saturday at the Episcopal church|
in Cainta's Igorot village. The church is next door to the new community center.
|Pre-school students coached by Teacher Grace Pailona|
do a dance interpretation of Tuloy na Tuloy Pa Rin ang Pasko.
|"Magbalikatan tayo, magbayanihan tayo, magtulungan tayo. |
We find meaning in service because we have faith, hope, and love.
These are the marks of a Christian," said Bishop Taclobao
in an inspirational talk.
|Pastor Raffy Salonga preaches a message|
on peace of mind and gladness of heart based on Psalm 127:1 - 5.
|A community partner sings Keith|
Green's Romans 7:
I want to love them all, the way you do,
I want to serve them, by serving you.
Yes, I want to be like you; Jesus I do.
|Men involved in the construction of the new building attend its dedication ceremony. Most of them|
are former street dwellers being ministered to by CCT's Kaibigan Ministry.
|Pastor Raffy Salonga reads Solomon's prayer of|
dedication on the top floor of the building.