Our Lady of Fatima Parish administered by. Rev. Sunny Abraham, Rev. John Charles – Asst. Pastor and Rev. Gilles Surprenant -Couples for Christ Spiritual Advisor together with the Active Filipino Leader Mr. Charlie Hael the organizer of the event successfully launched Global ANCOP Walk in Montreal in the Parish Hall at 7:00 PM , May 23, 2015. Mr. Ricky Cuenca -President of ANCOP International (Canada), Inc. traveled here in Montreal to present to Montreal what Global ANCOP Canada is all about. This Non-government Organization is founded by Couples for Christ (CFC), a global catholic community present in over 100 countries, for the purpose of alleviating the destitution of the poor through child sponsorship, community development, and humanitarian relief.
The event was attended by Ville Saint Laurent Mayor Hon. Alan De Sousa and Mr. Jimmy Yu the MP Conservative Candidate of Saint Laurent. Invited guest who were able to joined the launching was Mr. Roger Ajero President of SWISS (SR. Association of West Island), Mr. Dawood Masih and Company from the Pakistani Community, Mr. Mohammed Azir – Proprietor of Umeed TV(Multi ethnic Television Station) and Conservative MP candidate of Verdun – Lasalle and Emard, Councilor Sam Ieferno from Ville De Pincourt, Mr. Joseph Mory – Travel Underwriters Regional Sales Manager, Quebec, Ms. Elenita Belgica – Independent Writer/Educator and former Radio and TV host., Derek Neal – Cinematographer and many parishioners of Our Lady of Fatima and Neighboring Parishes.
ANCOP Canada recently served five countries namely Kenya, Nigeria ,Ghana, India and the Philippines. With the partnership and assistance of some organizations, private individuals and the government. The Organization’s Programs and Services is still expanding and their program and services going on. This one way of answering the Cry of the Poor, delivered through the help of volunteers team inspired many people who wants to give hope to struggling families, the children’s and youth’s dreams and aspiration in life.
Thanks to Macy Lacbay who did her testimony about her experience during one of the group emersion program to the project in the Philippines resulting to inspire her of sponsoring a student to attain education in a very small amount of few dollars from her allowance. To let somebody experienced the great joy and happiness. Empathizing those families based on the encounter she had, made her proud and felt that genuine happiness she had done as a youth and student. ANCOP made her realized that the very simple act she gave means a big joy to less privileged family. Her testimony made it really vivid to those who were there that anybody’s little amount can go farther to alleviate the inadequate living condition and even achieved someone’s simple dream come true.
The evening ended up with great conversation, acquaintances and enjoy savoring those delicious food prepared by the active Couples for Christ members in Montreal. For more information about the Programs and Services of Global ANCOP Canada and how to extend help, visit their website www.ancopcanada.org .