How to Persevere When You are Tired and Weary?

It’s easy to sing that God is good when all is well. But when we are in the dark valleys of our lives and our faith is weak, is it possible for us to trust, hope, and persevere?

The story of Mitas Ramos answers that question with a resounding “yes” and “amen.”

At a young age, Mitas became an orphan when her mother died of cancer and her father from depression. And just when she thought her misery was over, two more of her loved ones died.

Have you faced a recent loss of your loved one?

Has everything in your life been afflicting you with pain and sorrow?

Mitas was in the same place. With the death of her parents and siblings, the people so dear to her, Mitas was in deep pain.

“I had no time to grieve because of the pain of consecutively losing my parents and siblings. I just couldn’t,” Mitas painfully shared.

In her suffering, she found strength in the Lord. She shared that in her pain, Jesus was her companion as she waited for her healing.

“If it weren’t for God, I would have ended my life,” Mitas said.

In those painful moments, her faith was strengthened through the stories and testimonies featured in The 700 Club Asia. Being blessed by CBN Asia programs, especially Operation Blessing, Mitas decided to partner with God’s ministry—a faithful decision she would never regret.

Ever since that decision, her suffering was replaced with God’s blessing and overwhelming favor. In fact, God blessed her faith with an all-expense paid trip to Israel where she experienced God’s healing and comfort.

However, her faith was put to test once again. In 2016, Mitas found out that she has cancer.

But knowing that God was faithful and loving, Mitas stood her ground as she battled her illness with God as her source of strength and hope. Mitas experienced God’s promises in Psalms 55:22 which says,

“Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.”

Looking to God, Mitas experienced His goodness and grace. God provided for her needs in ways she could never imagine. People called and encouraged her, and she would receive bank deposits out of nowhere. Everyone was amazed at how God was moving in her life.

When asked how it was all possible, Mitas would say that she had no idea as well, but she knew that it was all from God.

In times when you feel that the world is against you, afflicting you with troubles here and there, know and believe that God works everything out for your good. Even though we struggle and suffer, we do so for a purpose. So in times of difficulty, choose to kneel and pray. Trust and hope.

There is more to your story than illness and suffering.

In response to her miracle experience, Mitas dedicated her life to spreading the goodness of God to the people around her.

“I saw God’s massive financial breakthrough when I began to give,” Mitas proudly shared.

CBN Asia opened her eyes to the importance of giving, she said. When she was lacking, she discovered that giving was more fulfilling. After all that she’s been through, Mitas declares the goodness of God to the world.

“In our lives, there is no problem or suffering that God cannot resolve.”

Despite our weary faith and our trials, we can persevere because we know God will not leave those who trust in Him. By faith, all will be all right in time.

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” (Revelations 21:4)

Do you need prayers for healing?

Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 and we would love to pray for you.

If you are also moved to share God’s love with the hopeless and hurting, we welcome you to partner with us.

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.

Here’s How You Brought Free Medical Care to the Doorsteps of Your Kababayans in Tondo

Why do you wake up early in the morning?

Many Filipinos arise before daybreak so they can set off early for work, school, or household chores. Truly, it is a perfect time to start a long, busy day.

But for 67-year-old Teresita Lacaba, to get up early is to receive early blessings.

The mother left home early yesterday with hopes of getting first in the line of patients of Operation Blessing’s medical mission in Aplaya, Baseco Compound, in Tondo, Manila.

Family budget has always been tight, that is why a free medical checkup is Teresita’s only way to see a doctor without breaking the bank.

Just as she expected, a long queue of patients formed. Around 300 residents waited patiently—and through your kindness—received the medical attention that they need.

Teresita and some of your kababayans in Tondo received free medical, dental, and optical services—made more efficient with Operation Blessing’s state-of-the-art mobile clinic.

Volunteer medical personnel from 7th Civil Relations Group – Civil Relations Service, Joint Task Force NCR, Philippine National Police, and the barangay healthcare workers of Baseco, all worked hand-in-hand with Operation Blessing’s healthcare team to reach people in need.

More than the physical relief and medicines, the patients received the message of hope and God’s saving love through the ministry’s church partner, the Baseco Mission Church.

Teresita, who got her eyes checked and was given a pair of brand-new eyeglasses and some medicines, expressed her gratitude to the team and everyone who made the medical mission possible.

It touched her heart to know that there are people out there who care for them, who want to bless them and bring healthcare closer to their community.

“Thank you for making an effort to visit us here and help us. The free eyeglasses are a huge help to me. We hope more people like us will be helped through your mobile clinic and medical mission,” Teresita shared. 

Help us help more!

Together, we can continue bringing free, basic medical care to the doorsteps of your kababayans in need! 

Partner with Operation Blessing and support our upcoming medical missions! You may give any amount through Operation Blessing’s website, through GCash (Operation Blessing), or through the following bank accounts with account name: Operation Blessing Foundation Phils., Inc.:

Banco De Oro (BDO)

Peso Account: 003-000-055-279

Dollar Account: 103-000-11-3333

Swift Code: BNORPHMM

Union Bank of the Philippines

Peso Account: 00-216-072163-9

Dollar Account: 13-216-000170-0

Swift Code: UBPHPHMM

Metrobank

Peso Account: 270-3-27050273-4

Dollar Account: 270-2-27000282-4

Swift Code: MBTCPHMM

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)

Peso Account: 3001-0040-33

For more information on how you can help or sponsor Operation Blessing’s mobile clinic beneficiaries, contact 0918-906-7753 or send a message through Facebook. 

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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.

How to cope after a disaster

6 Tips to Help You Cope with Disasters

Earthquakes. Volcanic eruptions. Typhoons and floods.

Disasters come and go—but can leave a lasting impact on people’s lives. They either inspire people to be resilient and prepare for the next calamities, or they cause stress and anxiety to those who are severely affected.

If you recently experienced a natural disaster, perhaps you would agree that it can take a heavy toll on people’s physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual health.

So, how do you cope when disasters strike?

Here are 6 things you can do to help yourself and your family overcome catastrophic events:

How to cope after a disaster

Tip #1: Take care of yourself

It may be hard to prioritize self-care during a disaster, but taking care of yourself is an important part of recovery. A healthy mind and body will help you think clearly and respond effectively to the urgent needs of your family.

So, make sure you continue with your normal routines such as eating healthy, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly. Doctors at Verywell Mind agrees and emphasized that practicing self-care will help you cope better physically, mentally, and emotionally.

How to cope after a disaster

Tip #2: Limit sources of stress

Isn’t it too tempting to watch the breaking news, to scroll down your newsfeed, and to know every update about an ongoing disaster?

Watching the news can help you stay informed, but too much of it can also bring feelings of hopelessness and stress. One of the most helpful steps you can take following a disaster is to limit your exposure to news.

This could mean lessening your exposure to visual pictures of the recent events and doing other activities that can bring you joy.

How to cope after a disaster

Tip #3: Talk about your feelings and experience

Voicing out your feelings to your family and friends on how this event has affected you can help alleviate stress.

Experts from Psychology Today back this up, sharing that simply talking about your problems and negative feelings can reduce physical or emotional distress and strengthen immune system.

So don’t hesitate to reach out. Encourage one another and build each other up! (1 Thessalonians 5:11).

Tip #4: Seek professional help

Are you extremely disturbed about the recent disasters?

Not wanting everyone to know that you’re struggling is understandable. But if you feel that the stress is too much to bear, here’s something to comfort you: You don’t have to go through everything alone.

God wants you to seek help from others and trust that they can support you. Jesus could’ve done all the miracles during His time here on earth, yet He chose to empower His disciples to help and heal others (Matthew 10:1). In the same way, God can empower doctors and mental health professionals to help you go through this very challenging season.

How to cope after a disaster

Tip #5: Find ways to help others

You might be thinking, “Why would I help others, I just experienced a disaster!”

It might seem counterintuitive to help others while you are trying to recover from a disaster—yet studies from the Clinical Psychological Science Journal show that helping others can reduce your worries, uncertainties, and stress.

Alleviating other people’s suffering can give you a sense of purpose, a motivation that even amid hardships, you can make a positive impact on the lives of your kababayans. If you have the resources, you can partner with Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines and lend a helping hand to those who are also severely affected by disasters.

How to cope after a disaster

Tip #6: Pray for your family and community

One of the best ways to rise above this disastrous event is to look out for each other, pray for one another, and lean on God as your source of hope and strength.

Matthew 18:20 NIV says, “For where two or three gather in my name, there I am with them.” 

In times like this, coming together in prayer and promoting peace encourage people not to stay in a place of despair. It is an opportunity to know God more and reassure yourself and others that He is your comfort in times of trouble.

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1 NIV)

How to cope after a disaster

Are you affected by the recent disasters?

Do you feel overwhelmed or stressed?

We would love to comfort you through prayers. You may reach out to the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0700 or send your prayer requests to our Facebook page.

Batangas Fisherfolks to Set Sail Again After Receiving New Boats from Operation Blessing

For some people, a boat is just a means of transportation.

But for the fishermen of Taal, Batangas, a boat is a lifeline. Their entire livelihood depends on their fishing boats, and it helps them secure income for the basic needs of their families like food and shelter.

So when the Taal Volcano erupted two years ago and destroyed their boats—followed by the debilitating pandemic and series of strong typhoons—many fisherfolks in Taal struggled to make ends meet.

Even after two years, the effects of the disasters still linger on Batangueños whose livelihood solely depends on fishing. Most of them were forced to abandon their usual jobs and sought other means to earn income.

Thanks to your partnership with Operation Blessing, it’s time for Batangas fisherfolks to set sail again!

Twenty-two fishermen can now sail happily and continue their livelihood after receiving free, brand-new fishing boats from Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm.

This is part of the foundation’s rehabilitation program to help survivors of the Taal Volcano eruption in 2020. It is a huge relief for fishermen like Arnel, who expressed his deep gratitude after receiving his new boat that will surely revive their lost livelihood.

“Thank you, Operation Blessing! We will take care of the boats and we will make sure that they will last long,” Arnel said.

Operation Blessing has provided nonstop recovery efforts for communities in Batangas, but there is still a lot to be done. Through your unwavering support, we can make sure that affected families can get back on their feet!

Partner with Operation Blessing today and together, we will continue to uplift our kababayans in Batangas.

You may give any amount through Operation Blessing’s website, through GCash (Operation Blessing), or through the following bank accounts with account name: Operation Blessing Foundation Phils., Inc.:

Banco De Oro (BDO)

Peso Account: 003-000-055-279

Dollar Account: 103-000-11-3333

Swift Code: BNORPHMM

Union Bank of the Philippines

Peso Account: 00-216-072163-9

Dollar Account: 13-216-000170-0

Swift Code: UBPHPHMM

Metrobank

Peso Account: 270-3-27050273-4

Dollar Account: 270-2-27000282-4

Swift Code: MBTCPHMM

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)

Peso Account: 3001-0040-33

For more information on how you can give, contact 0918-906-7753 or send a message through Operation Blessing’s Facebook page.

If you wish to support the entire CBN Asia Family of Ministries, here are the ways to give.

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5 Most Popular Filipino Culture and Values

5 Most Popular Filipino Culture and Values – Which One Do You Love Most?

What makes you a proud Filipino?

The Filipino culture is an exuberant story that tells of the nation’s journey through the centuries. The values and customs many Pinoys hold dear to their hearts reflect a colorful history, a celebration of life, and their unwavering faith in God.

To mark this year’s National Culture Consciousness Week, here are 5 of the most popular Filipino culture and values that bind the Pinoys to each other. Which one do you love the most?

5 Most Popular Filipino Culture and Values

1. Pagmamano

The westerners shake hands, the east Asians bow down, while some southeast countries clasp their hands. Then there’s the Filipinos with their own cultural trademark called pagmamano.

Pagmamano is an honoring gesture that communicates warmth and respect when the younger ones greet or say goodbye to their elders. It is done by taking the elder’s hand and touching it lightly on your forehead—a distinct way of showing respect and receiving blessings from them.

2. Using po and opo

Kumusta po?

Aside from pagmamano, po and opo are words Filipinos use to show respect when talking to elders or someone they respect. Opo is a polite way to say ‘yes,’ and its contraction po punctuates or ends a sentence.

The origin of the words remains unclear. Nonetheless, these simple catchphrases continue to win the hearts not just of Filipino elders, but also of foreign guests.

3. Bayanihan

There used to be a time when bayanihan looks like neighbors carrying a bahay kubo to a new location. Nowadays, people describe bayanihan as an outpouring of community spirit as people give their all for the common good.

From lifesaving heroic acts to simple yet sacrificial deeds, anyone can be a bayani when they unite to help their kababayans. And through your partnership with humanitarian organizations like Operation Blessing, you help keep that Filipino spirit alive.

4. Filipino hospitality

They say the Filipinos are the most hospitable people you may find anywhere. Whether it’s a long-lost relative visiting from out of town or a foreign guest, the Pinoys take the extra mile to show how they care for others.

The Filipinos bring this warm hospitality to other nations or wherever they set foot. So whether in the homeland or overseas, sharing God’s kindness is a sacred duty. Naturally friendly and hospitable, Filipinos are effective in proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ to other nations. You too, can share God’s saving love to others! Visit this page to know how.

5. Love for God and family

Having close family ties is also one of Filipinos’ unique cultural values. They give so much value to the family that they labor so hard and sacrifice so much for the ones they love.  Sentimental. Devout. The Filipinos’ heart is as warm as their sunshine.

It’s the kind of light that illuminates the land in times of crisis and hardships; the light that trusts the Almighty and believes that the nation’s strength emanates from Him. Compassionate, courageous, and God-loving—a clear national identity that is unmistakably Filipino and truly Christian.

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!” (Psalm 33:12 ESV)

Do you want to share God’s benevolent love and rich Filipino culture and values to other nations?

Kababayan, wherever you might be in the world right now, you can be God’s faithful servant and a blessing to the Philippines and beyond!

Partner with the Asian Center for Missions to know how you can help mobilize missions, care for existing missionaries, and train aspiring missionaries who are called to go and preach the gospel to the nations.

You may visit ACM’s website and Facebook page to learn about the work that God is doing through the ministry.

Operation Blessing Brings Relief to Ukrainian Families in Poland—Here’s How You Can Help

When homes become battlefields, people make life or death decisions—whether to stay or flee.

For many families from Ukraine, leaving their homes and loved ones behind is heartbreaking. But when the armed conflict intensified in February, they were left with no choice. They were forced to abandon their homes in search of safety.

Millions of children, women, and elderly left everything behind not knowing what will happen next or if they will have a place to return to. They have endured journeys in horrendous conditions just to reach the borders of Poland and other neighboring countries and seek safety.

Thankfully, Polish communities have opened their doors to help families who are fleeing Ukraine.

One of them is Maria Mroczkowska who came from Warsaw, the Capital of Poland.

Maria was still grieving the death of her husband when she heard about the conflict in Ukraine.

Instead of finding solace by travelling the world or saving her resources for her future, the widow chose to open the doors of her home in Szczyrk, Poland to survivors.

“When they came here, they cried for hours telling me their stories. I also cried with them while listening to all those stories. I am like a mother to them,” Maria recalled.

Without any hesitation, Maria welcomed the displaced families with loving arms. She accommodated them all by herself, sometimes barely sleeping just so she could attend to everyone’s needs.

Taking care of more than 50 people can be exhausting, yet Maria is happy and inspired to continue the legacy of her late husband who was a World War II hero.

“He would give everything to help other people, even his last shirt or last piece of bread. Now I opened this house—which has been my dream for years—and gave them everything. I gave them my heart, I gave them my time,” Maria smiles.

She adds, “The guest in our house is God. And as we honor our guests, we honor God.”

Despite her extraordinary generosity, taking care of many people can be extremely challenging. That is why Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, works hand in hand with DNA Church in Poland to support Ukrainian families and Polish individuals who help them.

Operation Blessing has been delivering lifesaving aid to displaced families including food items and hygiene kits. These past few weeks, survivors in Kraków and Rzeszow have received relief items, encouraging messages, and prayers from the team.

Operation Blessing disaster relief in Krakow

This time, the disaster response team brought relief to Szczyrk to support Maria and the Ukrainian families seeking shelter in her home, “It is always inspiring to see people from other countries extend love to those who need it. Thank you very much!”

Operation Blessing disaster relief in Szczyrk

History books will remember the momentous events and major details about the conflict in Ukraine, but for those involved, these little moments of humanity are something that they will never forget.

“I want to thank God and Maria for receiving us in her home. We are comfortable and satisfied with everything here,” said Valentina, one of the survivors.

You, too, can deliver lifesaving help to Ukrainian families in Poland!

Your donation could go a long way to help people who need it. If you want to be part of Operation Blessing’s relief efforts in Poland, it is truly easy. All you have to do is to call 8-737-0-700 or 0939-921-5543, or give through the website of CBN Asia or Operation Blessing.

(DSWD-SB-SP-000061-2021-Nationwide. Valid until Nov 23, 2022)

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