I am Toffee Jeturian, an Auditor by profession who lives by the saying, “In God I trust, everyone else I audit.” My lovely bride of 22 years, Malou is a Dentist who believes in the adage, “Be TRUE to your teeth or they will be FALSE to you.” But before we are an Auditor and Dentist, we are first and foremost, a couple for Christ. We have been blessed with two daughters, Michelle (20) and Isabella (15) who started at Kids for Christ and now serve at CFC-Y, with Michelle serving as a Chapter Head.
Couples for Christ (CFC) is indeed a beautiful gift from God to our family. It just took us 7 long years before deciding to open this precious gift. My parents, Jet & Myrna Jeturian have been active CFC servant leaders since the 1980’s (and continue to serve at 87 and 80 years of age) while my younger brother Nestle was very much involved with YFC, transitioned to SFC and is now CFC with spouse Trina. When we finally gave our FIAT to God in 1999 and arranged to have the very first CLP at Anaheim Hills in CA, our lives were forever changed. Through CFC, God has:
Opened our eyes, minds, hearts to His unconditional love and overflowing mercy and has given us the opportunity to spread His good news of salvation.
Given us the realization to place Him, first and foremost, front and center in our family life.
Granted us the opportunity to do something beautiful for Him through our service and support of the least of our brethren.
Enflamed our hearts to protect and defend the unborn.
Given us hearts to be involved in the life of our St. Martin de Porres Parish in Yorba Linda, CA where I serve as Lector and Cantor, Malou as a Eucharistic Minister, Michelle as a Hospitality Minster and Isabella as a Senior Altar Server.
Although we are still very much a work-in-progress, we are most grateful that He has blessed us (and many, many more couples) with CFC, as we now have a better chance to be families in the Holy Spirit (with the Blessed Mother’s intercession) renewing the face of the earth.