History


  • 1981

    Couples For Christ (CFC) established in Manila, Philippines with 16 couples


  • 1983

    First formal planning session held and statements of mission and philosophy formulated


  • 1984

    CFC established for the first time outside Metro Manila, in the province of Bukidnon


  • 1985

    CFC established for the first time outside the Philippines, in India


  • 1989

    Thrust of rapid, massive and global evangelization for the decade of the 1990s formulated


  • 1991

    “Families in the Holy Spirit Renewing the Face of the Earth” adopted as theme


  • 1993

    CFC Family Ministries – Kids for Christ (KFC) Youth for Christ (YFC), Singles for Christ (SFC), and Handmaids of the Lord (HOLD) established


  • 1994

    Servants of the Lord (SOLD) established


  • 1996

    First International Glory Songwriting Festival held

    CFC approved by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) as a National Private Association of Lay Faithful

    Various Social Ministries established


  • 1997

    Ben Donato and Jun Frias died while on mission in Vanuatu on September 8


  • 1999

    First house built for the poor in Bagong Silang, Metro Manila


  • 2000

    CFC Mission amended to “Bringing good news to the poor”

    CFC recognized by the Holy See (Vatican) as a private international association of lay faithful


  • 2001

    Work with the poor evolved to Gawad Kalinga (GK)


  • 2002

    First missionaries sent on long-term mission to Southern Africa

    First GK National Build mounted

    GK started for the first time outside the Philippines, in Cambodia


  • 2003

    GK777 launched


  • 2005

    The 7 pillars of CFC completed with the establishment of Pro-life and Special Ministries


  • 2006

    CFC MARKS ITS 25TH YEAR AS FAMILIES IN THE HOLY SPIRIT RENEWING THE FACE OF THE EARTH


  • 2007

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  • 2008

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  • 2009

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  • 2010

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  • 2011

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  • 2012

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  • 2013

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