Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Big Marriage Encounter Weekend

Last night, we attended the ME Discernment to discern our new leaders for the CNMI Chapter of the Worldwide Marriage Encounter. www.cnmime.blogspot.com.

Congratulations to Vince & Hilma Castro and Father Ike for humbly accepting their new positions for the next two years! This year, we've had the great opportunity to work with the Castro's in planning World Marriage Day on Feb 7th and they're also one of the Steps Facilitating teams. What I admire most about them is their dedication, love, and selflessness to ME. The entire ME community is truly grateful for Father Ike in continuing his leadership position. He is generous with his time and love for ME and this is one of the reasons why we're able to organize the Weekends twice yearly. What a fantastic team!
On Sunday evening, we congratulated 24 newly encountered couples, including our new friends, Justin Mariano & Hee Jae Lee. They came to our bible study last Monday evening and we were excited to learn that they were going to be encountered. When we look back at the Weekend, the excitement and love is at an intense high. All of the community couples work productively together to ensure that the new couples experience the love and commitment that we all share.
Here is my newest friend, little Jacob Calvo. His Mom & Dad, Marica & Julian Calvo were first time presenters this Weekend. He's a cutie and looks very Japanese....Marcia's side of the family.

Nicky & Yosh were there to congratulate their friends Glenn & Lindsey. We hope that all of our friends can experience ME. It's the best organization/family on Saipan!
The Kosack's were encountered many years ago but remain actively involved in the community.

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