Alexander D. Marco, 47, married, is a graduate of Electronics and Communications Engineering.
Alexander works as an IT Systems and Exchange specialist for TeaM Energy Corp. at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. He handles the email server and network infrastructure of the company.
He lives in Antipolo City.
I first considered myself spiritual but not religious. I knew that there is a God who guides us but I did not speak to Him regularly. My old life was a mess. I was a drunkard, a gambler, a drug user, and a womanizer. It came to a point that my priority was not my family. Rather, top priority were my vices.
I rarely attended Mass—only when I got invited to the baptism rites of my friends’ kids, or during Christmas Day.
At the time, I felt the Mass was boring. I’d rather pray in one corner of our house if I needed something from God.
One time, my wife Cecilia and I were invited by her relatives to attend a Christian fellowship. So we attended the services now and then.
From time to time, we also watched a religious television program. But we never got to the point of joining their religious community.
Finding The Feast
Hungry for spiritual nourishment, my wife and I then looked for a religious community where we could also bring along our three children.
I had thought about The Feast which was already familiar to me because I was already hearing about Bro. Bo Sanchez since the early ‘90s. I had watched his Preacher in Blue Jeans program on television, and I’d wished that one day, I could attend a Feast near our place.
Then one day, one of my Facebook friends
posted on his wall the opening of Feast Bluewave Marikina. In May 2012, my wife and I decided to pay this Feast a visit one month after it opened.
In time, The Feast has become like an extended family to us. There, my family and I have been welcomed with so much love and care that we had never experienced in other communities. I really could feel the genuine concern for us by everyone in The Feast.
What I like most about The Feast is that it gives me hope and fulfillment. The Feast understands me personally and at the same time does the same for others.
I appreciate that in The Feast, there’s Holy Mass, we receive the Body and Blood of Christ–which is what I like most about our Catholic Faith. Now, I am like, I was born a Catholic and will die as a Catholic.
My wife and I practice our faith by serving in The Feast. I’m the Logistics and Security head of Feast Bluewave Marikina and my wife serves at the Secretariat Ministry.
We are attending the Holy Mass at Feast Bluewave Marikina every Sunday and my wife serves as a lector / commentator.