Monday, June 10, 2013

New Conference Site to Rise Soon in Malungon

Malungon Mayor Reynaldo Constantino lowers into the ground a time capsule containing
  copies of the Malungon development plan and of the CCT Mission and Vision.  
Also in photo are Michael Chiongbian, Jan Ced, Emerson Tan, Arch. Chris Celeste (members of the 
General Santos / Sarangani CCT local advisory board),  and CCT Regional Peer Servants 
Romelie Nicolas and Jun Castillo.

A new venue for conferences, spiritual retreats, and similar activities for a  large number of participants will soon rise in Malungon, Sarangani province.  The conference site is being developed by the Center for Community Transformation Group of Ministries on a 72-hectare piece of land it owns in Sitio Lao, Barangay Nagpan.

A groundbreaking ceremony held on April 6, 2013 was attended by municipal and barangay officials, Christian businessmen from General Santos City who do volunteer work with CCT, and CCT staff  in General Santos City and Sarangani province.

In his message, Mayor Constantino said, “I am glad that CCT is my partner in making the lives of Nagpan people rise from less to better. CCT’s name speaks for itself -- transformation from less fortunate to better lives.” He also advised the people of Nagpan not to take for granted the help given by CCT, and that they should also help CCT as a manifestation of their transformed lives.

CCT’s community center on the Sitio Lao property ministers to B’laan and Tagakaolo people through micro finance, savings, and spiritual development programs, and through a boarding school for children.    

Malungon is one of seven towns of Sarangani province.  It shares boundaries with Davao del Sur in the northeast and with General Santos City in the south.
Lalaine Naquita, CCT's national coordinator for its Savings and Credit Association, 
 gives the welcome remarks on behalf of Ruth Callanta, CCT president and founder. She
 expressed thanks to the Lord for His work among the B'laan and Tagakaolo people since
 CCT began operations in Malungon.  

Arch. Christopher Celeste discusses plans for the site which includes five two-story buildings, an amphitheatre,
a swimming pool, basketball court, soccer field, prayer cottages, and an aviary. 

Pastor Berdin Allado shares God's message based on Deuteronomy 7 and 8.  
Malungon Mayor Reynaldo Constantino, Brgy. Captain Mario Legania, Mike Chiongbian, and Lalaine Naquita.

Arch. Chris Celeste and GenSan businessman Jan Ced.