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.

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Do You Trust God with Your Finances?

It’s easy to trust God when things are going well. But what do you do when you’re financially broke?

Breadwinner Mary Jane Estiller learned what it means to trust God when she struggled with her finances.

Like you, Mary Jane wondered how she can support her family with her meager income. No matter how hard she worked in the salon, the pay was never enough to cover for their family’s expenses. She worried even more when her father got sick.

“It was a very difficult time. I only had a small income, but my responsibility was huge,” Mary Jane recalled.

There were several times when she was left with no more money in her pockets and the only thing that she had was her faith in God.

Can you relate to Mary Jane’s situation?

Have you also experienced running out of cash, yet you still hope in God?

Like Mary Jane, your season of lack is a time where God’s provision is magnified. As she put her trust in God, resources began to pour in.

“I received financial support from my sister and brother-in-law from abroad. I also received tips from my clients at work,” she shared.

Her faith strengthened even more when one of her family members—who is a beneficiary of Operation Blessing—encouraged her to give to CBN Asia.

Apart from this motivation, God’s Word also inspired Mary Jane to support the ministry, “The Bible verse that spoke to my heart was Luke 6:38: ‘Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.’”

It comforted her weary heart that she can always put her trust in God who has the power to supply everything that is lacking in her life.

Mary Jane trusted God with her finances, and true enough, He answered her prayers.

Her father came to know Jesus as his Lord and Savior and got healed from his sickness. Even though her father passed away after some time, Mary Jane was thankful that he had a personal relationship with God.

God’s provision did not stop there. Mary Jane got a new work assignment and would always receive additional incentives after reaching their monthly quota. She was also offered a higher pay which helped her get back on her feet!

Moreover, she received another provision; her sister supported her financially when she opened a small eatery—a blessing she never dreamed of, but she received because of God’s faithfulness.

“God fulfilled his promise that He will bless us,” Mary Jane said, who now juggles managing their Tapsilogan business and working as a freelance financial advisor.

Life is full of ups and downs but as Mary Jane continues to put her trust in God, God continues to take care of her and her household.

Do you still have a hard time trusting God with your finances?

Take heart and allow God to provide in ways you never even dreamed of. If you are ready to surrender to God, Mary Jane has an encouragement for you.

“If you don’t trust God in handling your finances, you tend to find a solution on your own like getting a loan without thinking it over. But when you fully trust God with your financial problems, you will kneel before Him in prayer and ask Him to provide for your needs,” Mary Jane ended.

Are you facing financial problems?

You can receive God’s peace today. Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 and our trained prayer counselors will reach out to you.

Your Generosity Echoes Hope to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Kababayans

To say that the pandemic affects the lives of many people is an understatement. But for the 1.4 million Filipinos with hearing loss, the pandemic has its own set of challenges.

As masks became the norm, most deaf and hard of hearing kababayans struggled to understand speech even more. The world seems like a battlefield full of obstacles every time they go out to do what they need to do to survive.

They feel left out and lost.

The obstacles include a hard time looking for a job. When the pandemic razed the country, Raul Deniola—who belongs to the deaf and hard of hearing community—struggled to make ends meet.

Life was already difficult back then but when they have exhausted their small savings and income, the 54-year-old father reached a point where he could not buy his medicines nor put food on their table.

Thanks to your prayers and faithful giving to Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, Raul received a brand-new hearing aid. The team also accompanied him for an eye checkup to see if his frequent dizziness is linked to his loss of hearing.

Raul and other medical assistance beneficiaries in Quezon City and Muntinlupa experienced free healthcare—all because of your compassion.

“I really appreciate all the help given to me by Operation Blessing, from the medicines to the hearing aid, to the prayers that encouraged me to trust God even in the most difficult season,” Raul shared.

Your unwavering support to Operation Blessing helps alleviate the suffering of your deaf and hard of hearing kababayans. Together, we can continue to extend help to the most vulnerable Filipinos who urgently need medical assistance.

Help us help more!

Spark hope and share God’s healing by partnering with Operation Blessing. You can donate online, via GCash (Operation Blessing), or through these 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, send a message to Operation Blessing’s Facebook page or contact 0939-921-5543 and 0918-906-7753.

If you wish to support CBN Asia’s entire Family of Ministries, visit this link to know how you can partner with us.

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Your Compassion Reached Beneficiaries in Caloocan through Operation Blessing’s Medical Mission

Everyone deserves access to affordable, quality healthcare.

Thanks to your faithful partnership with Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, we can bring free basic medical care closer to our kababayans in need!

Manned by volunteer health workers and church partner, Operation Blessing’s mobile clinic delivered free medical, dental, optical, circumcision, pharmacy, and grooming services to an underserved community in Caloocan last week.

Because of your love, prayers, and support, around 300 beneficiaries who belong to low-income families received free medical support at JCSIA Worship Center in Caloocan City.

Your compassion has reached twice the usual number of patients we serve during medical missions in Metro Manila!

Apart from bringing medical relief, the team also prayed for the beneficiaries during the counseling—hoping to bring healing not just for their body, but also for their souls.

Thank you for making this possible and thank you for sharing God’s comfort to the people of Caloocan!

Do you want to reach more people and bring healthcare closer to our kababayans in need?

Continue to 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 give, contact 0918-906-7753 or send a message through Operation Blessing’s Facebook page.

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Here’s How You Can Help Build Classrooms for Indigenous Students and Make their Dreams Come True!

Almost half a year into 2022, what have you learned so far?

For many indigenous Filipino families, this year has shown the impact of education. An ongoing pandemic, hunger, and devastating natural disasters amplified the struggles they already face—forcing them out of the classroom.

Yet despite the odds, they are not giving up hope. They are determined to go to school.

operation blessing builds classroom for indigenous students

Angel Poypoy is one of them. She dreams of a better future not just for herself and her family, but also for her fellow Mangyans in Sitio Sinariri, Oriental Mindoro.

“I want to become a doctor. Every time I see someone who is sick, it pains me. I want to help them,” Angel expressed.

Like Angel, many girls and boys in their community dream of a better life even though their situation is challenging. Even before the pandemic, the students had to walk down the mountains just so they could go to school.

Teacher-in-Charge Arnel Villesa of Sinariri High School witnessed the hardships of their students who belong to the Hanunuo-Mangyan tribe.

“I saw the struggles of the students in our community. They would walk 2 to 3 hours just to go to school. They also need to work; they need to earn money so they can support their schooling and help their families,” teacher Arnel shared.

On top of the personal struggles of the students, they continue to miss quality education opportunities because of lack of classrooms.

Sinariri High School was built in 2019 by the Local Government Unit. To accommodate all the students, they had to divide the rooms using thin wooden partitions.

Can you imagine how difficult it was for students to concentrate on their lessons while hearing all the noises from the other side of the room?

Angel and her schoolmates have endured this situation. And now that the students are back to face-to-face classes, they are once again faced with the same dilemma: overcrowded and uncomfortable learning spaces.

Thankfully, your support to Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, has blessed the schools and students with new classrooms!

Operation Blessing partnered with the Local Government Unit of Mansalay to reach one of the farthest areas in Mindoro and build additional classrooms for the indigenous students.

Once the classrooms are built, the students won’t be distracted anymore nor forced to travel for hours. Instead, they can focus on their lessons and spend more time with their families!

To the teachers of Sinariri High School, the construction of new classrooms inspires them more to help the students reach their dreams.

“They didn’t only give us inspiration—they also gave us the motivation to persevere,” Teacher Arnel gratefully expressed.

And to students like Angel, it is a symbol of hope. A symbol that dreamers like her can attain formal education and become a doctor someday.

“This is very important for us so we can have better classrooms and not be compressed in small rooms. Thank you so much Operation Blessing and to everyone who helped us!” Angel ended.

You help build classrooms for indigenous students and make their dreams come true!

Together with you, Operation Blessing can build more classrooms where indigenous children can learn and chase their dreams. Give and be a blessing today!

You may donate 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 to donate and make sponsorships, visit Operation Blessing’s Facebook page or contact 0939-921-5543 or 0918-906-7753.

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

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Want to Bring Smiles to Indigenous Communities? Partner with Operation Blessing!

Are we able to reimagine a world where food, healthcare, and hope are available to all?

It’s a great vision, a beautiful prayer for the Philippines. However, the reality is that most vulnerable Filipinos still endure food shortage, lack of access to affordable healthcare, and extreme feelings of hopelessness.

Such is the case for the family of Gemmalyn Barcil.

Gemmalyn is a member of the Dumagat tribe, one of the indigenous groups residing in the mountainous province of Rizal. She has been suffering from excruciating dental pain for weeks but could not afford to visit a dentist.

They live too far away from the city and like many low-income indigenous families, they spend their hard-earned money on food, with nothing left for healthcare.

At this point, getting her aching tooth out seemed impossible even if she wanted to.

“I couldn’t go see a dentist because it is expensive to avail of dental services such as tooth extraction; I am also concerned about the distance I have to travel and endure just to reach the city,” Gemmalyn narrated.

That is why it has been a huge relief for their family when they heard about the medical brigade of Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm.

Volunteer doctors, dentists, and CBN Asia’s Superbook team worked hand-in-hand with the Local Government Unit of Canumay and Sitio Mapedya, Bravo Company of 84th Infantry – Victorious Battalion, Philippine Army, faculty of Mapedya Elementary School and First Baptist Church of Papaya.

The team braved hours of travel, crossed rivers, and trekked the mountainous areas of Rizal and Nueva Ecija to bring much-needed medical services to both children and elders.

Dumagat and Igorot families in Rizal and Nueva Ecija received free medical, dental, optical, and circumcision services—made more efficient with Operation Blessing’s state-of-the-art mobile clinic.

They also received free haircuts and took home food items that they can share with their families.

The kids were in for a treat, too!

Gizmo and the Superbook team brought cheers and smiles to the faces of little children. They enjoyed film shows, exciting games, and even danced along with The Salvation Poem.

Apart from the medical and material relief, the team prayed for all the beneficiaries and shared God’s saving love and encouragement!

To Gemmalyn, it was a rare yet hope-filled experience—a day she will always cherish with her tribe.

“I am so thankful for this opportunity to have my tooth extracted for free. I am happy that Operation Blessing came to Canumay to give us medical services that we cannot afford. Thank you for coming here despite the unfavorable weather and the steep roads,” Gemmalyn shared.

Hope has reached your indigenous kababayans in Rizal and Nueva Ecija. With your partnership with Operation Blessing, we can reimagine a world where food, healthcare, and hope are available to all.

You can help us reach more!

Donate 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 to donate and make sponsorships, you may visit Operation Blessing’s Facebook page or contact 0939-921-5543 or 0918-906-7753.

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

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“Without Relief Goods, We Would Starve to Death.” Typhoon Agaton Survivors Need Your Prayers and Help

The residents of barangay Abuyog and Baybay couldn’t do anything but watch as the raging flood waters sweep away their houses.

Sheila Salanawon couldn’t believe the tragedy right before her eyes.

Her family and her neighbors were crying, some were screaming, while others remained speechless as the catastrophic floods brought by Typhoon Agaton wiped out everything on its path.

“The people were screaming because the flood was sweeping away our houses,” Sheila recalled.

All they could do was to pray for their lives to be spared from the imminent danger and for the water to subside. But when it finally did, the next scenes were more devastating.

All their houses were swept away, and everything was covered in mud. Some areas remain submerged in flood. For the residents, it was a scary sight to behold.

“I am distressed that we lost our home but as others say, what’s important is that we are still alive,” Sheila said, trying to hold back tears and comfort herself.

Together with other survivors, her small family temporarily seeks shelter in an evacuation center in a nearby barangay. They rely on relief goods after losing everything they had.

Sheila shared, “Relief goods are very important to us right now because without them, we would starve to death.”

Thankfully, Operation Blessing visited their community and distributed much-needed relief. Sheila’s family and a thousand others received food bags in Abuyog and Baybay, in Leyte.

Apart from the material relief, the survivors also received prayers and words of encouragement from the team and the volunteers who dedicated their Holy Week to share God’s comfort to those in need.

The residents heard the message of hope that one day, with the help of God, they can all get back on their feet.

After receiving immediate relief, Sheila became more hopeful and shared a message to the team, the volunteers, and faithful partners who continue to support disaster-stricken families.

“Thank you so much, may God bless you all!”

Now that Typhoon Agaton has already left the country, Sheila and other typhoon survivors were left wondering about how to rebuild their lives.

Through your prayers and giving, Typhoon Agaton survivors would receive the help they need and would see that there is hope—through God and through you.

Reach out to your kababayans in Leyte and other affected communities by donating 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 bless others during the pandemic, you may visit Operation Blessing’s Facebook page or contact 0939-921-5543 or 0918-906-7753.

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

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3 Thoughts to Ponder When You Find it Hard to Give

What comes to your mind when you hear about someone in need?

Do you think someone else will help them, or do you ask yourself how you can help?

Some people find it hard to give to those in need due to a lot of personal reasons. And if you, too, are struggling to lend a helping hand, here are 3 thoughts to ponder that can help you cultivate a generous heart, from Tanikala: Tugon sa Dalangin—an Operation Blessing Special:

Thought #1: God will provide for my needs.”

Do you hold on to your resources with an iron fist, or an open hand?

Sometimes, people want to give but find it hard to give because of fear. Fear of losing resources. Fear of not having enough for yourself and for your loved ones. Fear of the future.

If fear keeps you from giving, it’s time to ask yourself: Do I trust that God will provide for my needs? Do I truly believe that God will take care of me?

Tugon sa Dalangin featured the story of sisters Janine and Rheine Doña. In the wake of Typhoon Odette, they offered prayers and encouragement to their neighbors—in faith that God will comfort them, too. Their family received relief items when Operation Blessing visited their community.

Trusting God with your needs can free you from fear. Next time you struggle to give, pray. Remember that God loves you and has a better life for you. As you care for others, trust that God will take care of you too.

“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19 NKJV)

Thought #2: “My giving is not in vain. God sees me, God is glorified.”

Some people struggle to give because they feel that their money, time, effort, or love won’t be appreciated.

Whenever you feel this way, ask yourself: What is my motivation behind my giving? Do I believe that God sees me?

If you give to receive praise from other people, there is a high chance that you’d be let down. But when you fix your eyes on Jesus—on being a vessel of His love and grace—you can be assured that your giving is not in vain.

This is what volunteer dentist Dr. Marissa Pascua believes. She joined Operation Blessing’s medical mission in Tacloban where she met Marilou Fabi—who was suffering from severe toothache. Upon receiving free dental surgery and medicines, Marilou concluded that it was God’s hand that led the volunteer doctors to their community.

God appreciates and is pleased with your small acts of kindness. God is glorified by your wholehearted service to others.

“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 4:10-11 ESV)

Thought #3: “Any help, no matter how small, can change lives.”

Do you ever feel so overwhelmed by the needs of the world that it feels like there is nothing you can do to make a difference? So instead of giving, you hold back—because you think it won’t change anything anyway.

Try to avoid thinking that what you give is not good enough. Focus on the reason why you are giving: Do I give to glorify God? Do I believe that every good thing I have is entrusted to me by God? Do I trust that God multiplies whatever I give?

For instance, giving a small amount to typhoon-affected families may not change their life instantly, but it will give them the food they need to survive the day. In the midst of their helplessness and hunger, receiving any help gives them hope that God answers their prayers.

Instead of finding a job in the city, teacher Irene Bertudez of the Dumagat tribe in Quezon chose to give back to her community. Amid the pandemic, she prayed for school supplies that they can use for modular learning. Her prayers were answered through Operation Blessing partners. These acts of giving continue to inspire Dumagat children bit by bit each day.

So next time you hear of a need and you can do something about it—even if it seems small—give it a try. In the end, you also benefit. God blesses you with a deep sense of joy and purpose that only comes from giving.

“You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God.” (2 Corinthians 9:11-12 ESV)

Are you praying for a generous heart?

It would be our joy to pray for you! Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 or send your prayer requests to our Facebook page.

If you are blessed by this year’s Tanikala and you want to bless the ministry, you may do so through this link. 

Your Gift Reaches and Comforts the Mangyans in Oriental Mindoro. Here’s How You Can Reach More!

For many families who experienced the rage of Typhoon Odette, it seemed like a miracle that they survived at all.

The typhoon was far beyond what they have expected and prepared for.

Not only did it tear down houses, submerge towns, and displace tens of thousands of families in its wake—it also crippled the livelihoods of many communities, making it harder for the affected individuals to rebuild their lives.

If the well and able people found it difficult to bounce back from the tragedy, just imagine how hard it must be for our most vulnerable kababayans, like the indigenous peoples.

Such is the case for Inaywon and her family.

Inaywon belongs to the Mangyan group who resides in the town of Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro.

The floods have subsided. The devastating winds are gone. Three months have passed but Inaywon and the indigenous peoples in their community are still reeling from Typhoon Odette’s impact.

At this point, any kind of help would mean a lot.

Any relief brings hope that they can recover, too.

Thanks to your compassionate hearts and partnership with Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, Inaywon and her fellow Mangyans received much-needed help this week!

 

Your gift reaches their Mangyan Village in Sitio Lamak, Barangay Manaul, through Operation Blessing’s disaster response team, volunteers, and the support of Grace Foursquare Gospel Church and the 4th Infantry “Scorpion” Battalion of the Philippine Army.

Inaywon and hundreds of families received food bags, hygiene kits, sanitary napkins, as well as diapers for babies. Apart from material blessings, the beneficiaries received devotional books and prayers from the team.

The kids were in for a treat, too! They had fun with Superbook’s games, songs, and giveaway goodies.

“Thank you so much! Your help means a lot to us here in Sitio Lamak,” Inaywon shared.

Months have passed but many indigenous families are still facing the same challenges. Many are still without homes; some are uncertain where to get their next meal, while others wonder how to recover mentally from the helplessness brought by Typhoon Odette.

Together, we can reach and comfort more indigenous families!

Send your gift to your kababayans 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 support our relief efforts, visit Operation Blessing’s Facebook page or contact 0939-921-5543 or 0918-906-7753.

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Leaves are Greener and Life is Better for Operation Blessing’s Livelihood Beneficiaries

To say that livelihoods are affected during the pandemic would be an understatement.

For the last 2 years, countless of families have struggled with joblessness, hunger, and uncertainty. Fear gripped the young and old; life became harder for the most vulnerable. Those who are at the hem of poverty were only pushed further to the edge.

Just like the family of Romeo Mendoza, a senior citizen from Barangay Lumutan, in General Nakar, Quezon.

At 72, Tatay Romeo is one of those who bear the brunt of the pandemic. Apart from being at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 and feeling helpless or isolated, it’s even harder for older people like him to find a job that could support his basic needs—like food and medicine.

The recent typhoons have also left a devastating impact on Tatay Romeo’s family.

Thankfully, no pandemic can stop you from sharing God’s love and spreading hope to your kababayans in need!

Because of your faithful partnership with Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, Tatay Romeo and his neighbors received vermicomposting livelihood assistance last July 2021.

Operation Blessing braved the rough roads once again and visited the beneficiaries this week—thrilled to find out that the growth of their vermicompost is evident after only 7 months!

From 2 kilos each, they now have approximately 15 to 20 kilos of vermicompost, harvesting up to 1 sack of fertilizers per week.

Some of the beneficiaries happily shared that they are planning to use the vermicompost on their crops for this year’s planting season—April and May—instead of using synthetic fertilizers. To augment their income, they also target to market both the vermicomposting worms and fertilizers.

Meanwhile, the beneficiaries also received much-needed medicines and words of encouragement from the team.

Tatay Romeo proudly shared that he harvested his mustard plants a week earlier than expected.

“The plants grew faster when I put vermicompost fertilizer, and the leaves are greener!” he said.

Praise God for your heart to better the lives of our most vulnerable kababayans!

Together, we can help more people rebuild their lives and make it greener—may it be through vermicomposting, fishing, farming, and many other types of livelihood assistance.

If you are prompted to support pandemic-hit families and typhoon-stricken communities, partner with Operation Blessing today!

You may bless your kababayans by giving 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 bless others during the pandemic, you may visit Operation Blessing’s Facebook page or contact 0939-921-5543 or 0918-906-7753.

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

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

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