A Triumphant Detour Book Launch

2 weeks to go . . .

I will be releasing my autobiography here in the Philippines! Since my last contract expired last year, I planned to release it here. So, I wrote the newly elected council of our church, Jesus Christ Rules Bible Christian Church, to be the venue because I know it’s for free. Thank you for allowing me to launch my book in my beloved place, the church.

Aside from the place, the church gave me a book launch committee namely Tin Manalaysay, Lang Handayan, Kokai Leoncio, Mark Argota, Chesca Taino, and Omi Serrano. Thank you guys for the effort and time!

Here’s the FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1050619961749341/

The regular price of the paperback of A Triumphant Detour is PHP. 300.00 but you can save 20 pesos if you buy at the launch or pre-order at this link >>> http://bit.ly/ATD_PreOrder

For techie friends out there…

Pre-order your eBook at:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Triumphant-Detour-Racquel-Sarah-Castro-ebook/dp/B07467DRZS/

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/737433

You are invited . . . I know you can come . . . see you there!

Thanks to our sponsors: JMD Copy and Prints, Talecraft Publishing, Deli Bread, Yeyet Soriano and Jesus Christ Rules Bible Christian Church

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A Triumphant Detour: Cover Reveal and Save the Date for the Book Launch #ATDRacqui #ATriumphantDetour

A Triumphant Detour by Racquel Sarah A. Castro

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Be inspired. Be blessed. Be like Racqui who is experiencing God’s faithfulness her life.
Racqui, a woman living with cerebral palsy, challenges you to be like her in trusting God in tough times.
If Racqui can, you can. Anything is possible.

A Triumphant Detour
Racquel Sarah A. Castro

Coming this August 12, 2017!

#ATDRacqui #ATriumphantDetour

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(Image by: Cheska Taino)

What: A Triumphant Detour Book Launch
Author: Racquel Sarah A. Castro
When: August 12, 2017       Saturday, 1PM
Where: Jesus Christ Rules Bible Christian Church
Block 2 Lots 1 – 4 Juana 1 Complex, Brgy. San Francisco,  City of Binan, Laguna

Why do I have to be there?

1. I want to be inspired by Racqui
2. I want to support Racqui on her advocacy on cerebral palsy awareness
3. I simply love Racqui so I have to be there…

Stop The Power of Stigma #GreenRibbonCampaign #cerebralpalsy

I was moved by what we are… PWD? Disabled? A girl living with cerebral palsy rode on a jeep. The passengers judged her that she could not understand everything. The innocent looks at her eyes were looking at them; one of them laughed, others were questioning through their eyes, but a man helped her. The girl spoke to her mom. Her mom and grandma were just ignoring the stigma of a cruel society we are all in.

#REALTALK That girl is obviously me 🙂 By the grace of God, I handle every judgments very well. Thank you for the patience Father God!

What is a stigma?

a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.

Help me in telling people about cerebral palsy.  Help me eradicate the stigma of being a PWD. We are not Persons with disability… we are persons with different abilities… we are able . . . we are special . . . we are the people who needs your compassion not your pity. we are the people who needs your understanding not your judgment. we are God’s workmanship too… so help instead of laughter . . . love instead of cruelty . . . care instead of gossips.

We are Persons with different Abilities . . . we need your understanding, care, and love.

Stop the stigma against Cerebral Palsy…

Stop the stigma against AD/HD, Down Syndrome, HIV Patients, Blind, Mute, Deaf . . . disabilities!

we need your help! Help us stop the stigma!

God bless you!

I love my work #GoForwardBinanFoundation

It had been a surprise seeing me working in a real office with real office mates. It was surreal but I enjoyed the pressure of capturing the smiles of those people. Go Forward Biñan Foundation is a non-profit organization that catered the needs of every Biñanense.

I enjoyed the company of new friends too. I hope I could encourage them in every way I can. I considered them  family. 🙂

In the span of two weeks, I was part of:

  • Distribution of Tricycle-Type Wheelchairs
  • Pre-elementary Graduation ceremonies
  • Assessing a SPED school
  • Gatecrashed another department’s birthday party LOL

Thank You, Father for giving me the opportunity to experience employment 🙂 Thank You for the crossroad with Ms. Des Dimaguila. Thank You Father God for another field to sow! You gave me a very nice birthday gift even though its one month late . . . Your clock is always on time. I know I know.

I want to take this opportunity to thank Ms. Des for making all of these possible. I thank the Lord for your life. It is truly an inspiration.

I got to know more of my officemates (sounds legit! because it is legit!) We had bonding sessions during lunch breaks and coffee breaks.

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gfwbfi2010/

To God be the glory!

Be blessed by being a blessing to others. 🙂

A Productive 2015

Icare and Socks for tots

We are a ground v0lunteer for Basics Global. This year, we have two projects with them. ICare is a project with EyeQ Opticals. They provided reading glasses for Filipinos. Socks for tots is a project with Bounce Middle East. The company provided socks for Filipinos.

January

  • Release of When Fate Speaks Big Time
  • BuqoYA Class
  • Friendship with the authors
  • Friendship with Kaith (my pretty editor)

February

  • BuqoYA class
  • Survey with JCRBCC’s Youth Ministry
  • I turned 31 on Feb 8.
  • Submitted the buqoYA story

March

  • JCRBCC’S 27th Anniversary
  • Signed up for #SparkNA class
  • Submitted the final manuscript plus book cover
  • Youth-YA Acoustic Night

April

  • Start of #SparkNA class
  • Release of BuqoYA 1 – Taking Chances
  • BuqoYA Blog Tour
  • Friendship with Anne, Kristel, Krissy, Liana, Fay, AC, Justine, Six, Raffy, Kaye, Jen, and other buqoYA authors

May

  • BuqoYA Blog Tour
  • SparkNA class
  • Vacation with the family (Pangasinan-Baguio-Benguet)
  • Daily Vacation Bible School (Sunday School Ministry)
  • Friendship with #sparkNA classmates like Tara, Chi, terese, criselda

June

  • Submitted my SparkNA story
  • Rei’s Bridal shower
  • Mark and Rei’s Wedding
  • Submitted my BuqoYA story for standalone novel
  • MoreLoveInPH by Romance Writers of the Philippines
  • Release of Second Sight to Forever (buqoYA story)
  • Crazy me to search for my name in Google and found out that my first novel has been nominated. When Fate Speaks Big Time was a nominee in the Virtue Christian Book Awards – Christian Fiction Category.

July

  • CampNanoWriMo
  • JustWritePH class by PinoyWriMos
  • July 6 and 7 feature on Virtue Christian Book Awards
  • Bookbed.org posted my first article.

August

  • Writing my Autobiography which will be release March 2016
  • Release of JustWritePH-For Redemption

September

  • Attended my first MIBF (Manila International Book Fair)
  • Friendship with Yeyet, Niki, and Jesse
  • Friendship with Rulers of Spade and Wasabi Warriors (RAWR!)
  • Friendship with Magsi, Kim, Loid, Pau, Mark, Mike, and Beth.
  • Planning for YA Ministry
  • Facebook Party JustWritePH
  • JustWritePH Blog Tour

October

  • HeistClub Online Class
  • World CP Day: I am here
  • Best Nanay Awards Night

November

  • HeistClub Online Class
  • HeistClub Submission of Final Manuscript
  • NANOWRIMO
  • #WriteBreakupSongsAbout

December

  • Submitted the Encyclopedia Mystique for JustWritePH Standalone
  • Release of Encyclopedia Mystique Standalone
  • buqo25DaysofChristmas promo Day 7
  • JCRBCC’s Family Night
  • Engagement of my dear Sister, Ken
  • I am found? LOL

 

Green Ribb0n Campaign: Encouragement

2016 Theme: All you need is encouragement

I might be busy next year but I will commit one day to encourage people more. Kicking off this December, I will post my struggles and how God turns that struggle into blessings.

December

Week One: Love life

Week Two: God’s Will Prevails

Week Three: Handling Judgments

Week Four: Be an encouragement

In this way, I could minister to you who are reading my write-ups here.

Week One: Love life

For those who know me very well, they will agree that this topic is for week one. (Yes? or No?)

I am single but I have dream of being loved in return. (#hugot?)  I have my plans but God has better plans. (I cannot contest to Him.)  If you read my novel, When Fate Speaks Big Time, you will have a taste of my dream love life. An IT manager met a dashing prince charming that will offer her the world. But why am I still single?

God just wants to test my patience? God wants me to explore the world more?

Well, in Ecclesiastes 3:1, He Kept on reminding me . . . There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.

But why am I being impatient? If God promises all His children that there is time for everything.

We tend to forget that promise. We tend to rely on ourselves . . . and when we rely on ourselves, we do what we ought to do first. DO OUR OWN WILL. COMPROMISE. Then what? We faced  several CONSEQUENCES that is the result of our DISOBEDIENCE.

I believe in His promise that He will give me the LOVE I expected. But He will put me to certain circumstance  that will bend my CONFIDENCE. But He reassures me  in Ecclesiastes 3: 11, He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

As I wait for my ever after, I will write love stories that will inspire people to wait for the RIGHT TIME to do God’s plan for their lives.

Heart Heart

Racquel Sarah A. Castro

 

 

 

Thank you Hope House Centre

I will be forever grateful for making my dreams come true. Your efforts mean a lot to me. The trust you have given me is my driving force to write more.

I am praying for your institution to prosper because you have a good heart to share your time, effort, and money to a new author like me.

Thank you to Virtue Christian Book Awards for being the bridge. Keep Reading