"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." ~ Joshua 24:15
Pope Francis said, "People today are in need of an encounter with Jesus and His word, particularly today where within the heart of society, which is family, there is no encounter." As Libia Paez-Howard put it, "Family life is crucial in the development of a person. Families assist in spiritual development; the way one is raised often determines the quality of one's relationships to God, church, and community in the future.
"BLD Charlotte's 2018 Annual Giving Campaign focuses on the family. As part of BLD's Mission to bring God's people closer to Him through Encounter programs, our goal is to raise funds to host BLD Charlotte's first Family Encounter. This year's goal is to raise $5,000 by December 31st, 2018 because if we do -- a private donor has pledged to match donations up to $5,000 giving BLD Charlotte the opportunity to raise a minimum of $10,000!!!
"Bukas Loob Sa Diyos" is a Filipino name which means "Open in Spirit to God" in English. Our original name reflects BLD's country of origin, the Philippines. Today, however, members of the Community live throughout the world, with large member populations found in the Philippines, North America, and Canada. The community is Roman Catholic in its essence, charismatic in its activities and faithful to the Magisterium of the Church. Each BLD District is under the ecclesial authority of the local Archdiocese and is a registered non-profit organization. It is the purpose of the BLD Community to empower the lay faithful to evangelize by promoting the values of the Kingdom of God among families, couples, and individuals through encounters and renewal programs. In a Family Encounter, it is our mission to build up the foundation of the smallest unit of God's church and of society -- the family. During a Family Encounter, you and your family will find more opportunities for bonding, while restoring the love and happiness in your home and putting the Lord at the heart of the family.
BLD Charlotte began in May 2006 and meets every Friday. The 1st Friday of every month is a healing mass celebrated by our Spiritual Director, Fr. Marcel Amadi at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Winston Salem. To learn more about BLD Charlotte including worship schedules, please visit our website: www.bldcharlotte.org
Help us to spread the good news and bring God's people together by reaching our goal. Donate today! Funds donated to this non-profit organization are tax-exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) by the IRS.