|Emee Rose Mondejar and husband enjoy a light moment|
during the CCSC Couples' Night.
|Music for the evening was provided by a band called The|
Coves, composed of pastors from Tanza, Cavite.
Factory workers being ministered to by the Covenant Community Service Cooperative (CCSC) recently revitalized their commitment to their spouses during an evening event called, Through the Years: A Celebration of Love and Marriage that Shines Brightly for God.
The event, attended by 43 couples, featured a worship celebration highlighted by praise and worship, a message from God's Word, and a ceremony purposely designed for the strengthening of the marriage relationship. The second half of the program featured dinner, an audio-visual presentation, musical serenades and several minutes of dancing.
"We wanted to provide the couples with a meaningful and joyful occasion where they could refresh their commitment to nurture their marital vows," said Froi Parado, CCSC general manager.
That purpose was met, according to appreciative feedback from several attendees. Rodeliza Marfil from a factory in Carmona, Cavite said, "The Through the Years event helped me and my husband realize that we love each other more than we care to show in our day-to-day living."
Arnold Taqugue who works with a factory in Mandaluyong said, "Thank you for the opportunity to recall happy memories and to bring warmth back to a relationship that had grown cold."
Zeny Hernandez, worker for a clothing factory in Dasmarinias, Cavite, said, "It was the first time in 19 years that my husband and I went out on a date. We were touched by the message and music." Her co-worker, Nellie Baustista, said, "Dates with my husband are not part of the family budget because all that we earn is spent on our children. We thank the Lord and CCSC for giving us a very happy time together." Bernard Jacoba, also from Dasmarinas, said, "My relationship with my wife became even stronger, thank God."
"It was the first time ever for my wife and I to attend an event of this kind," said Roderick Guardian, employee of a Quezon City factory. "I hoped to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary through something like this, and that dream came true through the couples' night."
The event was held at the Golden Mile Business Park in Carmona, Cavite on June 20, 2015.
CCSC, an organization of the Center for Community Transformation Group of Ministries, serves factory workers through such programs as spiritual development, cooperative education, counseling and savings mobilization.