Many people can attest to the fact that running a business is not easy.
One of them is Ria Repalda, a former IT consultant turned entrepreneur.
Ria enjoyed cooking and frequently brought her homemade gourmet meals to their office. Her coworkers began paying her to prepare their lunches since they enjoyed her cooking. This paved the way for the beginning of her business.
“I brought my food in the office, and they started ordering from me,” she gladly shared.
Ria was not only an excellent cook but also a very faithful partner of CBN Asia. She watched the show, The 700 Club Asia, because she saw how individuals change, especially when they practice giving. The encouragement inspired her to keep up her regular donations.
By God’s grace, her profits increased! From having an online food business, she was able to obtain a space for her first restaurant. But what Ria thought was the start of her triumph turned out to be one of the hardest challenges she encountered.
Her sales on her first day were Php 990.
“We only had four customers on the first day of our opening. I told my husband, we’re paying Php 25,000 in rent. With these earnings, how can we survive?” she shared.
Are you running a business too? What are the current challenges you are facing?
Despite the challenges, Ria did not stop giving to The 700 Club Asia.
After nine days, she received an investment worth Php 4.5 million for her business! Their building owner also partnered with her—which gave her free rent. Ria witnessed God’s faithfulness through her business. Now, her restaurant has a franchise in Quezon City and Cavite!
The Bible says in Deuteronomy 15:10, “You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake.”
Indeed, there is no way we can outgive God! He takes whatever you offer Him and increases it a thousandfold.
If you’re having trouble with your business, ask for God’s help. Make Him your partner, and trust that He will provide!
You can also support The 700 Club Asia as Ria does. Visit our telethon page to know how you can give.
If you need prayers, the CBN Asia Prayer Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Send us your prayer requests immediately, or call us at 8737-0700.