The Story of Joseph A Dream Come True

Community Round Up Jan 9, 2015 at 5:01 pm
Jay Ilagan as Jacob, Red Bartolome as Joseph, Christie Jonayon and baby Lucas Jonayon. Little boy, Evan Bartolome

Jay Ilagan as Jacob, Red Bartolome as Joseph, Christie Jonayon and baby Lucas Jonayon. Little boy, Evan Bartolome

The Friends of Jesus Christ, Canada, headed by its pastor, Teck Uy, celebrated Christmas by staging a live musical play on December 20, 2014 entitled, Joseph, A Dream Come True.

A live presentation based on “Dreamer: What Really Happened to Joseph,” the musical was held at Friends of Jesus Christ Canada House of the Lord, 181 Nugget Ave. Toronto.

There were about 100 participants, all members of Friends of Jesus Christ Canada (FJCC).

From left: Chelsy Ramos, Kariza George and Lynn Ramos

From left: Chelsy Ramos, Kariza George and Lynn Ramos

The event was well attended and the special guests included Senator Tobias Enverga Jr and his wife Rosemer Enverga, Councillor Raymond Cho and his wife, Soon-Ok Cho, officers and members the Philippine Press Club of Ontario led by its President, Rose Tijam, among them Noel Perada, Ariel Ramos, Joe Damasco, Jojo Taduran,Carlos Unas of Filipino Bulletin, Hermie Garcia and Mila Astorga-Garcia of The Philippine Reporter.

While the musical play was to celebrate Christmas, Pastor Teck Uy emphasized that the life of Joseph, the son of Jacob in the Old Testament, closely resembled that of Jesus. He then went on to explain several similarities. Since the play consisted of three parts , there were three who acted as Joseph: Joseph the dreamer (Eamon Pedraza), Joseph the slave (James Gozarate) and Joseph the ruler (Red Bartolome).

Since there was much interest in the play, it will again be presented on January 10, 2015 at 6:45 pm at their church located at 181 Nugget Ave, Scarborough, Ontario, 416-335-8829).

(Lei Zetazate)

From left: Raf Jonayon as Benjamin, Red Bartolome as Joseph, Melanie de la Cruz, Ramon Lansangan. Back: William Rosca, Larry Prima

From left: Raf Jonayon as Benjamin, Red Bartolome as Joseph, Melanie de la Cruz, Ramon Lansangan. Back: William Rosca, Larry Prima

From left: Rudy Escarez (emcee), Pastor Teck Uy, Chuck Nosis, Virgie Sidro and Lei Zetazate

From left: Rudy Escarez (emcee), Pastor Teck Uy, Chuck Nosis, Virgie Sidro and Lei Zetazate

From left: Councillor Raymond Cho, Soon Ok Cho, Pastor Teck Uy, Romy Zetazate, Sen. Tobias Enverga, Jr., Rosemer Enverga, Rose Tijam and Sister Myra Uy  (PHOTOS: HG)

From left: Councillor Raymond Cho, Soon Ok Cho, Pastor Teck Uy, Romy Zetazate, Sen. Tobias Enverga, Jr., Rosemer Enverga, Rose Tijam and Sister Myra Uy (PHOTOS: HG)