Are You Experiencing Financial Worries?

Has money become a source of conflict in your marriage?

Have you been working ‘round the clock but still fail to meet your family’s daily needs?

According to social scientists, one of the reasons why married couples fight or choose to part ways is because of financial incompatibility.

Disagreements happen when couples have different values and priorities in terms of money. They lack communication and do things without their spouse’s consent.

That is what Rosemarie Remo experienced.

Her husband who works as a company driver was earning just enough to provide for the basic needs of their family.

With this kind of financial condition, they could not afford to spend more than their regular budget.

However, Rosemarie struggled with poor money management. She has been guilty of buying impulsively despite experiencing financial difficulties.

Like Rosemarie, do you or your partner struggle with poor money management?

When one spouse spends a significant amount of money without their partner’s knowledge, it is called “financial infidelity.”

Often, this weakness in marriage can lead to the loss of trust, love, and peace.

Rosemarie felt it.

She felt that she failed her husband and made her family drown in debt.

Because of the tension and challenges they faced, she felt restless.

Having no one to turn to, Rosemarie found hope as she chanced upon The 700 Club Asia.

She witnessed a story of a couple who overcame their struggle with gambling and unwise money management.

“I cried that time. I said, ‘Can it also happen to me?’” She cried a prayer in her heart, hoping that they would experience victory over financial struggle.

When she prayed, she was also moved to give and take part in the program’s mission to bring hope to the hopeless and hurting.

“I felt comforted and happy. I am happy even if I do not get to experience the same thing that happened in the story I witnessed. At least I was able to help through my donation.”

But God who called His people to do good works proved to Rosemarie that He is faithful just as Hebrews 10:23 (ISV) says, “Let us continue to hold firmly to the hope that we confess without wavering, for the one who made the promise is faithful.” 

Not long after she donated, her husband became a regular worker and received a salary increase and allowance. Because of that, they were able to pay all their debts in a five-six moneylending scheme. Her children were also able to finish their studies.

But more than the financial breakthrough, Rosemarie is so grateful that she experienced rekindled love in their marriage.

When Rosemarie surrendered her financial worries to God, she learned how to be a blessing despite her lack and struggles. She gave with a cheerful heart expecting nothing in return.

Yet the Lord is gracious and good.

He proved to Rosemarie that He is the God who hears and sees (Genesis 16:13). When people put their trust in Him, He answers their prayers (1 Chronicle 5:20).

Truly, we can never outgive God nor imagine the things He can give and show us.

Are you also longing for a breakthrough in your life?

God cares about every area of your life. Do not hesitate to call unto Him! He is there to listen, help, and deliver you.

Seek Him and He shall surely answer you. He is there to deliver you from all your fears (Psalm 34:4).

If you need prayers and encouragement, feel free to contact us through the CBN Asia Prayer Center.

Like Rosemarie, do you want to sow a seed of faith? We welcome you to partner with us! It is our joy to be working alongside you as we bless our kababayans who need hope, healing, breakthrough, and miracles.

How Can I Put My Hope in God in Difficult Times?

Hope makes the faith stronger.

It helps you see that something better is coming along your way regardless of your circumstances.

But what if your situation is trying to steal your hope?

Will you still hold on to it?

Be inspired by the story of Mirasol and Jamar Tandoy.

Mirasol and Jamar tied the knot in 2007. Like many newly married couples, life has been challenging for them at first.

“I had to let go of my teaching career to be with my husband; we only depended on the pastor’s allowance from the church. But God made a way for us to enjoy our simple beginnings,” Mirasol recalled.

Despite their hardships as a newlywed, they still hold on to God’s character–that He is still good.

Do you also cling to God when life seems full of challenges?

One of Mirasol and Jamar’s desires is to have their own family.

But their faith was tested when Mirasol suffered her first miscarriage in 2011.

“It was really hard for me. I was so emotional during those times and my husband was not with me while I was bleeding. I was very disappointed. My heart became cold towards God because of what happened,” Mirasol painfully recalled.

Jamar shared his sentiments, “Only God knew what was happening. Despite what my wife went through, I am relieved to know that she still listens and believes in God.”

When things don’t go our way, the natural response is to question God’s ways.

But be assured that God knows what He is doing. His plans are not to hurt you but to give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11).

As the Jamar and Mirasol sought God for hope and comfort, they chanced upon The 700 Club of Asia. Through the show, they were moved to bless their kababayans in need.

“We saw the wide reach of Operation Blessing and how they help people. We are inspired by their mission. Even though we didn’t have much during that time, the Holy Spirit encouraged us to be part of the ministry by giving,” Maricris shared.

The couple remained hopeful in God. They still believe that the Lord can grant their ultimate desire.

But still, it did not happen as they expected.

For the second time, Mirasol experienced another miscarriage.

“After my second miscarriage, I wrestled with God through prayer. I became so emotional again. I questioned Him why it happened. But my husband is full of God’s wisdom. He encouraged me. He really showed his care and love for me during those moments,” Mirasol said.

The struggle they faced was truly great, but their faith was even greater! In fact, it grew stronger!

While they were watching The 700 Club of Asia, they joined the hosts’ prayer for couples who want to have a child.

“We felt that the prayer was meant for us. It helped strengthen our faith that God will grant us our desires,” Mirasol convincingly shared.

Jamar was also praying with his beloved wife, “We will never forget that moment. God used that prayer for us to remain hopeful.”

Finally, after the long wait, God answered their prayer!

Truly, no one can God’s perfect plan. In 2018, Mirasol and Jamar became parents to baby Gamaliel.

“I was so happy and grateful to God. That time was the year He gifted us a baby,” Mirasol happily shared.

But wait, there’s more!

The couple’s blessings did not end there. God also blessed them with new businesses: A coffee shop, a farm, and an online trading venture.

Jamar expressed his gratitude to God and to The 700 Club of Asia, “The program has a huge impact in our lives. It reminded me that when we come to God in prayer, He really listens.”

Mirasol added, “Whatever we have reaped today, The 700 Club of Asia has been a part of it. It is one of God’s channels for us to extend our blessings to others.”

Like Jamar and Mirasol, don’t let your situation steal your hope in the Lord.

God is bigger than what you are currently facing.

Let His presence be your source of hope as you face life’s challenges.

Do you need someone to pray for your concerns? The CBN Asia Prayer Center is here to listen and pray for you. Call 8-737-0-700.

Like Jamar and Mirasol, you can be a blessing, too. Partner with CBN Asia today and share God’s love to your kababayans in need!

Feeling Lost and Insecure About You Career?

Finally, your day has come. It’s graduation day!

The classes have ended. The exams are behind you. You have your life in your own hands and the possibilities are endless. With a degree to show off and dreams you want to achieve, it feels like nothing can stop you.

But after many applications, rejections, short-lived jobs, and growing dissatisfaction with your career path, life hits—it’s not as easy as you have expected.

The passion fizzles out. Hope fades away. Self-doubt bubbles up. Then you ask, “Is there a meaningful career that awaits me?”

If there’s a person that can relate to your dilemma, it’s Lyzanette Padua.

Lyzanette struggled to find a permanent job in Denmark. Due to back-to-back rejections despite her marketing degree, she had to jump from one temporary part-time job to another to survive.

She had to decide between getting her dream job and making ends meet. She had no choice. Her passion had to be pushed to the side.

For Lyzanette, the early stages of her career were this: Finding a job that didn’t fit her degree, giving it all that she got, losing that job a few months later, and picking herself back up again to find another.

It lasted for almost five years. Because of that, her passion eventually fizzled out, and self-doubt started to creep in.

“Am I not good enough?” Lyzanette lamented.

Do you share the same sentiments with Lyzanette?

Have you been faced with back-to-back rejections in your life?

Have you questioned yourself and your capabilities?

Have you grown weary of believing that a stable, fulfilling job will ever come your way?

If you do, let Lyzanette’s story remind you that even in the face of an unstable career, God is working things out for your good.

In those moments when things weren’t working out for Lyzanette, she clung to her faith in the Lord. Despite her worries for the future, Lyzanette, with the help of her friend back in the Philippines, developed a daily habit of talking about God and His promises.

Through those conversations, Lyzanette regained hope that God is doing something behind the scenes.

Inspired by the stories of Operation Blessing outreaches featured in The 700 Club Asia program, Lyzanette has been faithful to give 10% of her monthly salary to the ministry.

Even though she wasn’t sure if she would have enough for tomorrow, she chose to give in faith and clung to the promises in Galatians 6:9:

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

Despite not living her dream life yet, Lyzanette chose to trust God. With nothing but faith and a hopeful heart, Lyzanette tried to apply for a job again.

Lyzanette finally got accepted as a Sales Adviser in a clothing company in Denmark. Besides having good benefits and a higher salary, her new job is something that she loves to do.

She finally saw the fruit of her faith and generosity.

“God would really exceed your expectations,” Lyzanette shared with gratitude.

Despite her long-drawn season of feeling lost and insecure about her career, God showed her that those who trust Him will surely find favor in His sight. Lyzanette found freedom from all her worries and fears.

God wants to do the same with you.

While it’s tempting to think that your career right now isn’t promising at all or that you might never measure up, the truth is that God is the author of your life. You don’t have to fear and worry about what the future holds.

Lyzanette’s story is a testament that those who seek, depend, and surrender everything to God will find His hand in everything that they do, even in unstable careers.

Let the truth of her story fuel your faith as you pursue the desires of you heart—yes, there is a meaningful, fulfilling, and stable career that God has in store for you.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28 NIV)

Like Lyzanette, you can help our kababayans in need by partnering with CBN Asia. If you are praying for a breakthrough in your career, our 24/7 Prayer Center is always available to pray with you.

The Principle of Sowing and Reaping Is Real!

Have you ever heard the saying, “You reap what you sow?”

To “sow” something literally means to “plant seeds,” while to “reap” something means to “collect a crop.” These actions apply to more than just gardening and farming. The Bible also teaches this concept.

One of those who believe in this principle is Gina Mendoza. Her heart always longs to help those who are in need and share her blessings with those who are less fortunate than herself.

“There are many people in need, but sometimes, our heart is not open to help them,” she realized.

Not only is Gina a giver, but also an avid viewer of The 700 Club Asia. Through the show, she discovered that she could reach out to her kababayans by supporting God’s ministry.

“I learned that Operation Blessing helps a lot of people. They go to remote areas to make water wells and help children go to school,” Gina said, recalling the episodes she watched.

She was deeply moved by the stories of how Operation Blessing, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, helps those in need. Because of this, she decided to make a commitment to give to the ministry, believing that those in need will benefit from her giving. She made her way to M. Lhuillier to donate Php 3,000.

Little did she know that while she was sowing in the lives of others, God was working on the things she was about to reap!

Gina has been suffering from her migraines for over a decade. One night, while watching her favorite show, The 700 Club Asia, she saw the hosts prayed for a woman who was suffering from migraines at that very moment.

She prayed for healing and to her amazement, was healed after claiming the prayer! Up to this day, the migraine never came back.

Not only that, God also answered a prayer that she has already forgotten.

A few years ago, Gina prayed for a commercial property. But it turned out that it was already purchased by another buyer. God is so amazing that after many years have passed, the lot became available again. He also provided Gina with the means to purchase the property!

“I learned that God does not forget the desires of our heart,” she said.

Your acts of compassion are not unnoticed by God, who rewards them abundantly. And since no one can outgive God, you can expect numerous blessings from Him in return. It may be in a different form, but it will surely come!

In giving, carry this verse with you:

Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:6-8 NIV)

Start applying the principle of sowing and reaping and see how God can surprise you!

Help our kababayans in need by partnering with CBN Asia. If you are in need of provision, our 24/7 Prayer Center is always available to pray with you.

Arlene Delos Santos

Keeping Your Promises to God Brings Blessings to Your Life

Have you ever forgotten your promises to God? Arlene Delos Reyes got so distracted with the blessings she received that she failed to remember her commitment to God.

Arlene was unemployed when she discovered The 700 Club Asia. The show encouraged her to keep praying and hoping that she and her cousin will soon have a stable job to suffice their needs.

Arlene Delos Santos

Despite being jobless, she started supporting God’s ministry by donating to CBN Asia. Like most people in desperate times, Arlene promised to God that she will be faithful in giving when she finds a job.

The Lord heard her cry and not long after that, He answered her prayers and gave her a job.

“I was so glad. I couldn’t express my happiness during that time because I could see that God was moving. From there, I saw how generous God is when we are faithful in giving,” Arlene said.

The Lord favored her so much that she was even able to buy a new house. Arlene was living her life with blessings after blessings, but she became distracted with all of it and forgot her promise to God. She soon stopped being a faithful giver.

After a few years, she lost everything she had acquired. Arlene can no longer pay her house’s monthly fees and she lost her job twice.

Imagine planning your family’s future and thinking that your life is already secured, then suddenly losing everything so quickly. Arlene started wondering, was it because she forgot about her promise to God?

She even admitted, “I was so preoccupied with all the blessings. In a blink of an eye, everything I ever enjoyed was taken away from me. It was hard for me.”

Arlene prayed and tried to restore her close relationship with the Lord. Because God is the God of second chances, she got another job as a fire dispatcher in the Middle East. This time, she is determined to honor her promise to God.

Arlene did not forget to thank God and get back to being faithful in supporting His ministry through CBN Asia.

“I am thankful that the Lord taught me how important it is to remember Him. Giving back to God is part of my life now,” Arlene testified.

Arlene Delos Santos

Despite the pandemic, Arlene experienced the goodness, faithfulness, and freedom that comes from God. She’s grateful that He led her to CBN Asia to extend help to the people who need it the most.

Arlene is now debt-free and is continuously blessing the people around her. Not only does God bless her financially, He increased her faith.

Like Arlene, if you feel like you have disappointed God, it’s not too late. He is ready to help you and willing to bless you as you decide to be faithful to Him.

Do you also want to practice your giving?

Click here to know how you can bless God’s ministry.

If you are praying for a job or a stable income, the CBN Asia Prayer Center is always willing to pray with you. Call 8-737-0-700.

Will I Ever Find True Love?

“I don’t deserve to be loved.”

Coleen Barsibal believed this to be true after going through many traumatic experiences with family and romantic relationships.

It started with her father leaving them for another woman. Her mother was then diagnosed with schizophrenia, while her eldest sibling claimed their own life.

Since then, there wasn’t a permanent place that she could call home. She and her other siblings were passed on from one relative to another.

Did you experience the same problems, too? How did you overcome?

Coleen thought that the answer to her problems was doing vices with her friends. While these made her forget her problems, she eventually realized that it was only temporary, and these could not give her the genuine joy she seeks in life.

Believing her life was meaningless and pointless, Coleen also started entering romantic relationships. She urged her then-boyfriend to engage in sexual activities with her, despite him initially refusing to do it. He ended up cheating on her and breaking her heart.

She recalled asking herself, “My world crumbled down. I felt lonely again. My heart, body, and soul were so tired. Where is my life headed?”

At that moment, she asked God to give her the right man for her because she was tired of everything that she went through.

One day, she got an unexpected friend request on a social media site. It was from Sylverio, her classmate and crush from sixth grade. They started messaging each other, building a relationship together, and even co-habiting before they got married.

Is this finally the part where she finds peace and joy? Unfortunately, not.

Coleen found out that Sylverio has a child, and that the mother was using her child to get him back. One time when she called her boyfriend, the woman answered the phone and told Coleen that she’s in a hotel with Sylverio.

Although Sylverio ended up choosing Coleen over the other woman, she was still bothered and couldn’t sleep at night.

Thankfully, God had an amazing plan that would change Coleen’s life forever.

One sleepless night, she stumbled upon The 700 Club Asia, where she discovered that God loves her despite her past.

She prayed with the host and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior. Her burdens felt lighter now that she has a personal relationship with God.

You can experience this miracle as well when you let Jesus into your life and believe that He can save you! According to Romans 10:9 (NIV), “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

God did not only restore Coleen’s relationship with Him, but with her loved ones as well.

“I learned to forgive even when the person did not apologize to me. I can now tell my father, ‘I love you’ and to my siblings, ‘I forgive you’. That’s how powerful God’s love is,” she testified.

God also restored Coleen’s relationship with Sylverio, and they tied the knot in 2014. Thanks to The 700 Club Asia, she was able to find a Christian church where she and her husband can grow in faith.

They are now part of a discipleship group that helps them love and know Jesus deeper. The couple also publicly declared their faith through their baptism.

But that is not the end of God’s amazing blessings for Coleen. She also passed the nursing board exam and is now using her profession to show God’s love to others.

Coleen now proudly says, “Yes, I have finally found true love and it can only be found in God.”

Are you looking for true love as well? Do the world’s definitions and expressions of love continue to disappoint you over and over again?

Turn to God, the Author of love! There is always hope because you are covered by His unconditional and unending love.

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet My unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed.” (Isaiah 54:10 NIV)

Like Coleen, you can experience God’s peace, hope, and love. Contact our CBN Asia Prayer Center representatives at 8-737-0-700. It’s our joy to listen, encourage, and pray for you!

You can also partner with CBN Asia today! Click here to know how.

How Do You Find Hope After Your Heart is Broken Thrice?

A loving marriage was the dream. Growing up in a happy home, Leah Villarin always thought that getting married is the best thing that could ever happen in her life.

That was not until she found out that the love of her life was sleeping with another woman.

As she witnessed her husband’s infidelity, her dream quickly turned into a nightmare. Angry and disappointed, Leah held the knife and aimed it against her husband. She was overpowered by him and was unable to do anything about it.

Feeling defeated and miserable, she walked home alone.

Despite the painful memory of her cheating husband, Leah hoped that their marriage would still work out. But her husband was not done yet. It was not long before Leah found out that he had another affair.

Desperate to have her husband back, she marched to his mistress and begged on her knees to give back the love of her life. But the marriage contract she clung to wasn’t enough to save their already broken marriage.

With a broken heart, Leah had to accept the reality that their relationship was beyond repair.

Life continued for Leah. With her children’s growing needs in mind, Leah flew to Manila and took her chances. After landing a job as a mannequin model, she fell in love again with another man, Nestor, with whom she bore three children.

But love was not better the second time around for Leah.

In fact, her second love almost ended her life. Nestor became a drug addict and became abusive. Leah shared that Nestor tried to kill her with a bolo knife while she was sleeping. Holding on to dear life, Leah and her sons escaped Nestor’s unstable, abusive behavior.

For the second time around, Leah had to move on and start anew. But Leah, being a firm believer of true love, fell in love the third time. And for the third time, had her heart broken again.

Leah had enough this time. Filled with rage, pain, and regret, she questioned God about everything she went through.

“Do you hear me, Lord? What else do you want from me?! It’s better to just end this,” Leah recollected with tears.

Tired of love and depressed about her situation, Leah wanted one thing—she wanted to die.

Like Leah, have you ever had your heart broken after loving so much? Have you ever felt that you didn’t deserve what you’re going through, and you just wanted to end it all?

You are not alone.

In Leah’s darkest moment, God made her realize that there are people ready to listen to her story. She came across the numbers at The 700 Club Asia.

Without hesitation, Leah texted and pleaded for prayers as she wanted to kill herself that time. That same night, she received a phone call from the CBN Asia Prayer Center.

A call that would eventually turn her life around.

“I am so tired. I give up. I want to end this. This time I’ll really kill myself,” Leah recalled from that phone call.

From that phone call, she experienced the true and unchanging love she’s always been looking for. A redeeming love that made her realize how sinful and prideful she was and how deep God’s love for her is.

As Isaiah 54:10 says, “For the mountains may move, and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain.”

Even when everyone walks away from your life and turns their back against you, the love of the Lord will remain faithful. Even when everything you worked for turn into rubble, the Lord will be constant.

For Leah, there was nothing left to live for. But for Jesus, her best life was just about to unfold. Because of that phone call, she was able to connect to a local church where she grew deeper in her understanding of God’s love for her. She regained hope and faith that God will not leave her.

Leah praised God for the people He brought to her life in her darkest moments, especially, The 700 Club Asia.

Looking at her life, one might argue that believing in love again would be pointless. But for so long, Leah had a wrong understanding of what love is. Real love is this: to lay down one’s life for another. A kind of love that only Jesus can offer.

A kind of love that Leah experienced.

The kind of love that made her heal, hope, and love again.

Are you desperate for a new beginning?

Draw near to the God of second chances and let Him author your story. Only through Him can we start afresh and hope again.

Overwhelmed with gratitude to the Lord, Leah ended with words of praise.

“All I can say is thank you Lord! Hold me close to You, because till the day I die, I am Yours.”

The story of Leah is a testament of God’s redeeming power. When all she wanted was to die, the Lord reminded her the there’s so much to life in Christ. That’s the same way with you.

In your hopelessness, you can hope through the revelation of who Christ is!

Find hope in Jesus! Accept Him as the Lord and Savior of your life today. Touch more lives too by partnering with CBN Asia! Call 8-737-0-700 or visit cbnasia.org/give.

Once a Sinner, Now a Servant of God

Education is a basic human right, but for many people, it remains an unreachable dream. It is also considered as an undeserved privilege for families living in poverty who worry more about what they will eat to survive, and don’t have access to quality education.

Like the story of Marian Balmes.

Growing up with seven other siblings, Marian witnessed how her parents constantly fought because of lack of money.

Her father is a farmer, while her mother sells vegetables at the local market. What they could offer to their children was just food on the table and a shelter.

Education was not among the options.

Because of the constant fights between her parents and lack of provision in some cases, Marian felt deprived of parental love and care.

“There came a point that I craved to be taken care of and be loved by a parent,” she shared with tears in her eyes.

But her parents were busy making ends meet.

Thinking that they didn’t care enough for her, Marian grew up hard-hearted and rebelled against her parents.

This affected their family relationships. And when they couldn’t handle it anymore, Marian was sent to her sister’s home in Bulacan.

Little did she know, her life would change the moment she left home.

Marian realized that she needed to do something to change her rebellious ways to have a better life compared to what she grew up in.

For her, education is the answer. She was determined and was willing to change just for her parents to support her financially.

But when they couldn’t, her hope died. When she finally mustered the courage to change, no one showed up to help and support her.

Did you also find yourself in a situation where you knew what you needed to do to change the course of your life, but lacked support?

Were your hopes and dreams once shattered because of your family’s situation?

Did you feel like giving up and was tempted to go back to your old ways?

It was like that for Marian, too.

But thanks be to God, her story didn’t end there!

On the verge of losing hope, her aunt, who is a pastor, encouraged her to sign up to the Back-to-School program of Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm.

This program aims to provide financial help to underprivileged yet deserving students. During the pandemic, this initiative also provided gadgets so that students can attend online classes.

It was in 2019 when Marian’s dream to go to college was answered by God through this very program.

She witnessed firsthand how God can make a way when there seems to be no way, and how God can provide support even when her family couldn’t.

With a renewed hope in her heart, Marian opened her heart to God. She grew a deeper understanding of God’s word. The Lord also softened her heart. That’s why now, she has a good relationship with her family, too.

Marian is in her 2nd year in college, pursuing a degree in elementary education. It’s in her heart to help children who have similar stories like hers.

In her own words, “My way of life changed. The person who was once a sinner, now became a servant of God.”

Are you losing hope in life?

Do you feel like it’s impossible to change your situation?

Bring your concerns to God, for He can and will help you find hope again. So, put your hope in Him. Whether He transforms your heart from a sinner to a servant, or surrounds you with people who can help, God will make a way.

God is a God of hope—this means that those who trust in Him always have reason to be full of hope!

“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.” (Psalm 62:5 NLT)

Do you need prayers and encouragement? We are here for you. Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700.

You, too, can help students like Marian find hope in God by partnering with us! Visit this page and discover how you can be a blessing today.

How to Find Hope in Troubled Times?

Have you had an experience where important things in your life were taken away from you?

Edwin Ducayag knows exactly how you feel. He felt that everything was taken away from him when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake shook their place in San Antonio, Bangued, in Abra.

Edwin was at home with his family when the earthquake happened. Their saw how the place they called home fell apart, leaving them with broken walls and broken appliances.

It was during that trying time that Edwin’s family couldn’t do anything but cry—seeing how the home they built for years crumbled right before their very eyes.

“I was in tears. I worked hard for this house for four years, but now, it’s gone,” Edwin lamented.

Along with their home and livelihood, the earthquake shattered their hopes, too. There was no clean water for them to drink and no food to fill their stomachs. Edwin didn’t know how to begin again. In his heart was discouragement and fear for possible aftershocks.

Like Edwin, are you experiencing troubles and difficulties, too?

In devastating times like this, God reminds through His Word that you can always find hope in Him. As Psalm 46:1 says, God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.”

God hears your cries for help. Look to God for refuge and strength, for no situation is too hard for Him! God is with you, and He can use people who can help you in your situation.

Like what happened to Edwin and the rest of the people affected by the earthquake, God used Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, to answer their call for help.

Operation Blessing brought food bags and clean water that would last for a week. Most importantly, they shared hope to the residents—the kind of hope that can never be taken away by earthquakes or any disasters in life.  The hope that can only be found in Jesus.

Edwin is so grateful for the help they received from Operation Blessing. The help doesn’t end as Operation Blessing teams are still in Abra with the Philippine Army and CBN Asia partners who continuously offer relief to affected communities.

“To everyone who helped Operation Blessing reach our place, thank you very much! Hopefully, more blessings will come your way,” Edwin shared.

Indeed, there is a Savior, Jesus Christ, who is mighty to help you in times of trouble!

No matter what the future may bring, you can hope in Him. With His unfailing love, He will guide you, sustain you, and protect you.

Let Your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in You alone.” (Psalm 33:22 NLT)

Find hope in Jesus! Accept Him as the Lord and Savior of your life today. Touch more lives too by partnering with CBN Asia! Call 8-737-0-700 or visit cbnasia.org/give.

Do You Want to Experience the Miracle of Giving?

“I will try to give when I have extra.”
“Whenever I give, I just lose something.”
“Only those who have plenty can afford to give.”
“There’s no benefit in giving, it is just a waste of resources.”

Have you had thoughts like these when you were asked to give or share your blessings?

It is human instinct to survive and thrive. Being limited in abilities and resources, it is innate for people to focus on their own needs.

In short, people are born takers. It is the reason why there is a struggle whenever there is an opportunity to give.

But like any other struggles, there is a way to win over it despite the lack, scarcity, and crisis.

Are you struggling to give?

Orlan Sacman can confidently attest that you can rise to the challenge and be a blessing to others despite your lack.

As the head of the family, one of his main responsibilities is to provide for the household. But as a full-time pastor who receives a meager allowance for his commitment, he had nothing else but his faith in God.

He trusted God to provide for their needs as he took care of God’s people.

How about you? When you have nothing else but God’s promise, would you stand firm in your faith or succumb to fear?

Since it is human nature to depend on your own and to base your hopes on what your senses can perceive, most of the time, it’s easy to give in to worries and anxieties.

But Orlan, and his wife Lori, held on to their faith and believed in what God has spoken in Genesis 12:2 (NLT), “I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others.”

When they chose to live by faith and be a blessing, God opened doors of opportunities for them to bless others. They chanced upon The 700 Club Asia, and witnessed how Operation Blessing extended comfort to Super Typhoon Yolanda survivors.

They were inspired to pledge Php 500 monthly to bless their disaster-stricken kababayans and out-of-school youth who dreamed of finishing their studies but had no means to continue.

Through Operation Blessing, Orlan was able to reach people living in places he was not able to visit.

Would you like God to expand your territory and your sphere of influence?

Let God use you to be His instrument of hope and blessing! Even if you have nothing but faith, God can work wonders and miracles just like what He did in Orlan’s life.

As they were faithfully giving to CBN Asia Family of Ministries, God led Orlan to start a widows’ ministry in His desire to minister to families who lost the pillars of their home.

“This ministry is given by God, and I will continue it as long as He wills. I always say, ‘It is God’s grace that I am entrusted. Even in little things we were able to share it, especially to the widows,’” Orlan shared.

The struggle whether to give or to keep ceased as they rely on God. They have cultivated the gift of giving in their hearts that it already became a habit.

God, who is their hope, rewarded their selfless giving and sacrifices.

His own child was able to graduate in college. His church allowance increased. And he was able to start a business. Aside from those material things, Orlan and his wife are grateful for the joy they experience because of giving.

“God continues to supply our needs. Thank God because Operation Blessing is our inspiration to do this ministry,” Orlan shared.

Have you been hesitant to give and be a blessing to others?

You can be honest with God and ask Him to show you how it is more blessed to give than to receive. As what Orlan testified, “You cannot outgive God. No matter how big or little, if your heart is to really help the people, the needy, and to give generously, the Lord will also bless you generously.”

Witness the miracle of giving as you partner with us in blessing our kababayans through Operation Blessing’s relief operation, medical mission, and children’s program. Visit Operation Blessing’s website to know the ways you can give.

May the Lord bless you, make your name great, and make you a blessing to others!