By Sherryll S. de Luna
Working in CCF is considered a joy by Leticia P. Alves, chief accountant of CCF St. Francis Square (SFS). “Ate Letty,” as she is fondly called by the people around her, started working January 2004 in CCF Alabang, as accounting staff. She transferred to CCF St. Francis in November 2006 as general accountant and was promoted to chief accountant last June.
“I enjoy working as an accountant in CCF. Iba ‘yung joy ng serving the Lord (The joy of serving the Lord is different). At the end of the day, the Lord is your boss,” says Ate Letty.
Ate Letty considers the accounting department as one of the tools to help further God’s kingdom. She says that all of them in the department are service-oriented, foremost to God, then to the pastors, elders, and the whole congregation.
“It was really the Lord who impressed it in my heart to serve in a Christian organization. When I learned that CCF Alabang would have an accounting team, I prayed and fasted for it before I filed my application,” narrates Ate Letty.
Ate Letty first heard the need to have a personal relationship with God at a retreat in college. Back then, even though she knew that she was a good person, she was not sure if she will go to heaven. She found herself searching. She soon accepted Christ when her officemate, whose sister attends the Bible studies, invited her to join CCF, which was then located at the AIM building in Makati. That was in October 1986. And the rest is history.