The Saint Augustine Community in Digos City has been able to reach out to the 25 different Gagmay’ng Kristohanong Katilingban (GKKs) or Basic Ecclesial Communities (BECs) of the Divine Mercy Apostolic Center. These GKKs are very diverse. While there are some GKKs in the roadside areas, many are either in coastal areas or in remote mountainous areas. We see that are hungry for God. They happily welcome our visits and the experience of the liturgy after several months without Mass or even prayers in their own chapels, became instrumental for them to validate their faith and to feel God’s loving care for them.
These pastoral visits are opportunities to bring the Word of God deep into the grassroots of the people it serves through the apostolic center. The fellowships and interactions after the Mass offer a glimpse of how these communities still value their faith in God and make it alive in their daily life.