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!

Greatest Gift Claimed! 12/26/2016 Mission

I was invited to an outreach and the Lord has been so good that he found a way to have it done. Every crossroad is a divine appointment. No accidents.

I was told that I would speak for the glory of God. But geez, I felt my nerves calling me. I grabbed the opportunity and said my yes to ate Connie. she is a missionary based on Singapore. She told me that she would be having a mission in their church, GKMC. I spoke to this church already. I pray that I could be like her in the near future.

The glory of God has seen through her missions. God has been using her to share His provisions to the needy.

As soon as I enter the church, I observed the kids; they have curious stares on me. I waved at them in return. I did the PABEBE WAVE AHAHA. Some kids smiled; some kids were very curious about my situation. Some really took courage to ask for my name.

I remember a kid asking my mom what happen to me?  We started our mission; proclaiming the goodness of my Father  God through Jesus. As a shy writer, I only observed them; smiling at the same time.

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They seemed to love me as soon as they know my story. I was so overwhelmed. The kids were so willing when we requested for photos with them.

 

A mother came to us. She shared her testimony on how God has help her in her situation. I realized that sin cannot be a hindrance for God to pour blessings after blessings. But we must take a leap of faith and acknowledge our fault . Be humble enough to say sorry.

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My heart leaped into so much joy when they prayed the prayer of Salvation. They claimed the greatest GIFT EVER WRAPPED, JESUS CHRIST!

I had a chance to explain to them what i’ve been doing by Mom’s help. Thanks Mommy!

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We also met a Mom who has a cerebral palsy child. She said to us that she is not sending her child to school. we encouraged her to do that. I remember what Mom told her: Parents have this responsibility to pour love to their children. You have to equip them for them to have a weapon in life.

The mission is over;

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While they were fixing the chairs, we mingled with these fellow believers. One of them bought a book 🙂

REUNITED WITH MANILYN AND MET SHAIRA AND PEPAY!

I Thought It ended there. But wait there’s more!

we followed Ate Connie’s van; they were sharing packs of lunch to beggars, security guards and other vendors. I remember our missions through the help of Basics Global!

we celebrated Ate connie’s bday and have a meaningful fellowship. But she gave me a very nice gift; a very  long prayer for healing. It has been so unexplained how i felt that time. i felt so light; i ran and walked freely.

Thank you for the prayer ate! I will always be grateful that the Lord Jesus opened my eyes into endless possibilities like traveling abroad. 🙂

TO GOD BE THE GLORY

Kisses from Me: A Christmas Reflection

 

This morning’s morning reflection touches my soul big time. I need to share it with you because it was too good to be kept. I need to share this story. Watch it 🙂 Be blessed.

So, Pastor Robin asked us to share two  chocolate kisses to the people we want to thank. I share my two kisses to my fellow YA who have been helping me with my novellas.

I want to share these cyber kisses to the following people. I thank you all for a meaningful and exciting 2016.

  • Mom and Dad!
  • TIN, DUX, KEN, AND PIPO
  • INAY
  • ED
  • MAMA LELEN AND PAPA BERNIE
  • KUYA BONG AND KUYA DON!
  • HELENA AND DIANA!
  • TITA DORIS, TITA CORA AND TITA TESS
  • YEYET AND AEUS. My two best friends ahaha
  • ANDREA MELLA
  • MINA
  • JOY AND JMD PRINTS!
  • #romanceclass authors
  • #heistclub authors
  • #FilipinoBookFriday friends
  • YSA
  • MAGSI AND PAU
  • LYBER, MARK, MIKE, MAITA
  • BETH, KIM, JESSE, ARLENE!
  • PACH, TARA, RIX
  • ATE GETTE! IRENE! JUSTINE! IGGY!
  • KB
  • #PROJECTFLASHPICTION FAMILY
  • REI ARGOTA AND SHE MAMARIL
  • kuya EBOY AND JING
  • MARVIN AND MARK
  • ATE BABY
  • TENTEN AILEEN BATAC MAIMAI E.
  • MOMMY PERLIE AND MOMMY MARIBEL
  • KIM AND AARON
  • RA, DARLA, KOKAI
  • PROJECTOR MINISTERS!
  • JCRBCC YA MINISTRY
  • JCRBCC MUSIC MINISTRY
  • JCRBCC YOUTH MINISTRY
  • JCRBCC SAF
  • JCRBCC FAMILY!

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TO ALL MY READERS! THANK YOU!

Jesus Christ: The Reason for Christmas

I am moved by this song and I will forever be grateful to God for Christmas. Christmas is about His Son, Jesus. The festivities are for Him. Let’s look back at the fulfillment of God’s Salvation plan through Jesus, His Son!

Even though we faced everyday struggles, we can rely on Jesus, our God the Son! Just ask for His help and He will surely help you!

Praise God! And may you have a fruitful and meaningful season!