The KPF Life in the Spirit Programme (KLSP) in Christchurch this year finished on 6 August with 8 participants committing to a renewed life in Christ. This year’s KLSP was held for 10 consecutive Saturdays. The mission was headed by Rico & Jean Lopez.
The mission in Auckland of the KPF Wellington branch has reached another milestone as we witnessed the first Community Assembly of KPF Auckland on 23 July 2016. The Community Assembly is the quarterly coming together of the members of the different prayer groups in the mission area. It is a manifestation of God’s blessing to the Community as it grows from a single prayer group to more. This event also served as a venue for the commissioning of the first ministry heads of KPF Auckland.
The KPF Life in the Spirit Programme (KLSP) that ran for 16 weeks in Palmerston North has culminated on 16 July 2016. The KLSP Mission Team headed by couples Kiko & Alice Pabellon and Neil & Dan Miradores were grateful for the completion of the programme by the participants. “It’s the start of a new chapter in their lives and their families; lives that are now truly meaningful as Christians” shares the mission team. “We are looking forward to bringing more souls back to the Lord on our next KLSP.”
The KLSP is a faith renewal and evangelisation mission of the Community held every year in Auckland, Palmerston North, Wellington and Christchurch, where KPF has its presence.
Another fun-filled Family Day was held on 10 July at Strike Bowling Lanes in Petone. Congratulations to the top individual scorers Dennis Aquino (male category), Yvette Gratela (female category), Angelo Cabauatan (kids category) and for the highest scoring team composed of Mon Araiza, Tina Sicat, Ed Alforte and Eva Alzona.
This family day is one of two family days held each year by the KPF Wellington Branch. The next one will be held in summer.
The mission to bring more young people for a personal relationship with Christ continues as new KPF Youth leaders were anointed. Last year’s youth leaders Miguel Gierran and Bianca Sevilleja has turned over the mission to Sheldon Pagaura and Mulan Zapanta. Among the challenges that the new young leaders will be facing include the upcoming transitioning into having small groups, the youth retreat this year and the youth camp early next year. They are shepherded by Youth Ministry couples Joel & Gina Macaranas and Ogie & Kitty Dado, together with Joey & Precy Pagaura and the parent guides.
The baptism in the Holy Spirit (BIHS) of the KPF Life in the Spirit Programme (KLSP) in Palmerston North was held on 21 May 2016. It marks the end of the second of three modules of the programme. There are 14 KLSP participants aiming to complete the programme which is scheduled to finish on 16 July.
The KLSP in Palmerston North is one of the 2 major missions this year of the KPF Servants Council (the other mission is a KLSP in Christchurch).
The KLSP mission team in Palmerston North is headed by Kiko & Alice Pabellon and Neil & Dan Miradores who are couple prayer group heads in the Palmerston North mission area.
The culmination of the 16 sessions (10 Saturdays) of the KPF Life in the Spirit Programme (KLSP) in Auckland was held on 14 May 2016. Twelve participants completed the programme and was joined in the celebration by other KPF Auckland members, families and friends. As with the opening of the programme in February, the event started with a mass led by Fr Sherwin Lapaan, followed by the commitment to the KPF covenant. The celebration ended with a ‘feast’ in the hall of the Good Shepherd Church, Balmoral.
The KLSP in Auckland is a mission of the Wellington Branch and was headed this year by Tom & Eva Alzona, and assisted by Auckland prayer group heads Jun & Joji dela Cruz and Jun & Mayet Delica.
“We are an Offering” was the theme of the KPF’s first-ever nationwide anniversary celebration (AnCel). Tremendous blessings, graces and miracles were witnessed as members shared their recollection of the transformation of their lives, grateful for the KPF way-of-life as they journey towards a more intimate relationship with Jesus. It was attended by members from Auckland, Palmerston North, Kapiti and Christchurch, and hosted this year by its Wellington Branch.
AnCel is a 2-day anniversary celebration held on 9 and 10 April at El Rancho in Waikanae. The event began with an opening mass celebrated at the Sacred Heart Cathedral by Cardinal John Dew, with Fr Ron Bennett, Fr Peter Fitzgibbon and Fr Andrew Kim. The highlights of the celebration include an afternoon of praise and worship, family fun presentation and games, inspirational talks by Cardinal John and Fr Bernard Espiritu (Mission NZ), and the transfer of the AnCel mission staff to Palmerston North who will be hosting the next AnCel in 2019.