Partners and beneficiaries of the Center for Community Transformation Community Center in Taguig City celebrated the center's first anniversary with a joyful gathering at the Tagaytay Retreat and Training Center in August. The celebration, joined by nearly 200 micro finance partners, Brigada Bata members, pre-school students, and staff included times of worship, sharing of talents, and lots of games.
Children and adults alike enjoyed the group and individual games which occupied much of the day. Many of the games were traditional Filipino games like patintero, tumbang preso, luksong lubid, sipa and sungka.
Two programs were held during the evening. The first was a praise and worship event with Rev. Joel Indico, national director of Child Evangelism Fellowship Philippines, as speaker. The second program was composed of talent offerings from students of the Visions of Hope Christian School and from all the micro finance fellowship groups. Outstanding community partners were recognized and winners in the games were awarded toward the close of the evening.
After a restful night, personal devotions, and breakfast, a group devotion was held with Pastor Ruel Castino as speaker, before everyone headed home, happy over the warm Christian fellowship shared.
The event was held on August 17 - 18, 2012.