Gizmo on the Go: A Dream Come True for the Kids in Laguna

Many Filipinos’ childhood memories include Superbook. Originally shown in the 1980s as “Superbook Classic,” a new and improved version of the Bible cartoon series, “Superbook Reimagined” premiered in 2013.

The kids’ favorite TV show featured Chris and Joy on their Bible adventures. They were able to better understand the stories of the Bible, thanks to these figures! But Gizmo, the adorable and humorous robot pal of Chris and Joy, was one of the characters who truly resonated with the young audience.

Because of this, the children were overjoyed and excited when Gizmo made a trip to Canlubang, Laguna last June 16-17, 2022, for Gizmo on the Go!

Gizmo on the Go is an event where Gizmo goes to different places to bring fun and exciting games and activities to kids and, most importantly, to tell them about Jesus.

The 12-year-old Mara Oruga is one of the kids who felt very excited to meet the Superbook team.

When Mara was younger, she started watching Superbook with her family.

“We turn on the TV early in the morning to watch Superbook. We learn valuable life lessons and Bible stories,” she shared.

Mara and her friends from Canlubang, Laguna, enjoyed showing off their skills, playing Gizmo’s Lab, and watching the Superbook episode, “Joseph and the Pharaoh’s Dream.”

She said, “Like Joseph, I have learned to be gracious and forgiving.”

She especially liked the part where Joseph forgave his brothers, “Even though Joseph was made a high-level official, he didn’t use his position to get back at his brothers.”

After learning about the Bible, it was finally time for their long-awaited meeting with Gizmo!

When the kids saw their favorite robot friend, they cheered loudly!

Gizmo invited the kids to dance “The Salvation Poem,” and they were encouraged to pray and accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

That day, more than 100 kids decided to follow God. They went home happy and holding a lootbag filled with Superbook goodies. Truly a dream come true for all the certified Batang Superbook!

Where will Gizmo go next?

Stay updated by following Batang Superbook’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok accounts. If you want to watch full episodes of Tagalog Superbook and other videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel!

The 700 Club Asia Brings Home its 2nd “Paragala Traditional Spiritual Program” Award

Sparking God’s love and light across the nation!

CBN Asia’s flagship television program The 700 Club Asia, was once again hailed as the recipient of the Paragala Pang Kapakanan, a Traditional Spiritual Program Award by the Paragala: The Central Luzon Media Awards of the Holy Angel University, last June 17.

Photo courtesy of Paragala

Bannering the theme, Kislap, Paragala applauded the truthful and genuine efforts of media programs and personalities who all serve as the light of the nation during challenging times.

On its 9th year, the student-led award-giving body honored The 700 Club Asia’s role in inspiring and transforming the lives of Filipinos—in Central Luzon and throughout the world.

Photo courtesy of Paragala

“This award is very significant because it’s not frequent that Christian-based organizations, programs, and TV shows are being recognized,” said Becky Cabral, The 700 Club Asia Executive Producer who received the award on behalf of CBN Asia Family of Ministries.

Cabral thanked Paragala for the recognition and shared that it is only through God’s grace that the program is able to continue its mission of proclaiming Christ and transforming lives.

Photo courtesy of Paragala

“Thank you for recognizing us for the second time. We will be celebrating our 28th anniversary this October, and God is always guiding us, giving us wisdom, direction, on how to do our work despite very limited resources—especially during the pandemic. All of it is by the grace of God,” she remarked.

All the honor and glory belong to God!

Photo courtesy of Paragala

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Gizmo on the Go: From Weekend Family Habit to Meeting Gizmo and the Superbook Team!

Timeless Superbook episodes, interactive games, and exciting contests!

It was a fun-filled day for all the certified Batang Superbook from Marikina, Pasig, and Quezon cities when they finally got the chance to meet Gizmo and the Superbook team at Robinsons Metro East last June 11.

One of the early registrants to the Gizmo on the Go event was the 6-year-old boy Levi who was accompanied by his Mommy Frances, his dad, and his little sister.

“I love watching Superbook, especially the David and Goliath episode because I always remember how God protected David from Goliath,” Levi shared.

His mom Frances told the Super Crew that their kids always watch Superbook as part of their Saturday routine. They enjoy learning new Bible stories and lessons on godly values every weekend.

Superbook is helpful because the kids learn about Jesus. It’s presented in a way that is easy for them to understand and they can relate to the characters as well,” she shared.

Frances added, “I am happy that through Superbook, they get to know who Jesus is and how He worked in the lives of the people in the Bible. I pray that the kids will always remember the lessons as they grow older.”

She also loved how the show reaches out to the little ones who don’t know how to read yet. They’re amazed on how the Bible stories come to life.

With this, Frances encouraged every parent to let their children watch Superbook.

“Just as I support my kids in watching Superbook regularly, I also want to encourage the parents out there to let their children watch the show,” Frances shared with enthusiasm.

Do you also want to enjoy fun activities at Gizmo on the Go?

Follow Batang Superbook on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok for more updates. Subscribe to their YouTube channel for full Tagalog Superbook episodes and other videos.

Kapampangan Mom Says Superbook Helps her Daughter Learn Good Values

Daren Dela Cruz saw the excitement in the eyes of her daughter Dea after hearing that they finally have an opportunity to meet Superbook’s beloved robot friend, Gizmo, in-person.

As a 10-year-old kid who is an avid fan of CBN Asia’s animated series for children, Dea was only used to seeing Gizmo, Joy, and Chris on YouTube. Daren knew that her daughter would be thrilled to attend the event!

True enough, it was a joy to behold when she accompanied Dea to Superbook’s Gizmo on the Go caravan at Robinson’s Place Angeles, Pampanga, last June 5.

Daren said that Superbook is a great help in teaching Dea godly values. Watching an episode per day teaches her kid how to pray and be strong in life.

Not only do both of them find Superbook fun and exciting, but they are also thankful how each episode gives Dea a better understanding of the Bible.

While attending Gizmo on the Go at Robinson’s Angeles, Dea had so much fun playing Superbook games including “Escape to Egypt” and “Harvest Rush.” She was so thrilled to take a picture with her robot friend, Gizmo!

It was truly a fun day not just for the kids but also for their parents. The crowd was filled with both kids and their families who received Superbook gifts as they joined the games and showcased their talents on stage.

It was a remarkable day for the children and adults who all discovered the character of God—their source of strength and confidence.

Like Dea, do you also want to meet Gizmo and the rest of the Super Crew?

Gizmo on the Go will visit more places across the country!

Follow Batang Superbook on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok to get updates on Gizmo’s next visit.

Check out Superbook items for your children, too! Visit SuperGifts PH on Shopee and Lazada today.

Fathers, Unlock Your Child’s Potential With these 5 Tips!

How do you support your child’s gifts and talents?

As a parent, you can inspire your kids to thrive in life!

Papuri! artist, father, and Beyond Small Talk guest Rommel Guevara shares 5 practical ways that can help you bring out your child’s best:

1. Be motivated by love

All parents want their children to succeed. However, pushing your kids to excel in areas that they are not genuinely interested in can do more harm than good.

Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz of Child Mind Institute says that pushing kids to do things they don’t like can lead to anxiety disorder or learning disability.

When you want to support your child’s best interest, it is always best to be motivated by love and consider their dreams, too.

2. Let them know that you support their dreams

Does your child know that you always got their back?

Through your words and actions, let your child know that you support their aspirations.

“When our daughter was born, we prayed to support her dreams. We do not want to pressure her into doing ministry work, just because her parents are in the ministry. We let her discover her passions as she grows up,” Rommel said.

3. Do not withhold discipline

Great parents are those who learn how to strike a balance between freedom and discipline.

You can give your child the freedom to choose their own path, but you are also called to guide them (Proverbs 22:6). Setting healthy boundaries is important.

Rommel shared, “We should support our children, but that doesn’t mean tolerating them when they are doing the wrong things. Love and support come with discipline.”

4. Support their talents and interests

Sometimes, you need to step out of your comfort zone to help your child explore their gifts and talents.

Encouraging them through words is great! But there are also times when you need to show your support by providing them with the tools, materials, and supplies that will further nurture their talents.

Simply put, your wallet will be involved – which leads to point number 5.

5. Provide financial support

To Rommel, moral support is wonderful, but it is better if parents can also support their children’s interests financially.

So, if the budget allows, do not hesitate to gift your child with the equipment and materials they need. After all, you are investing in the future of your loved one!

But what if the budget is limited?

Fathers, it is best to rely on your limitless God.

“Thankfully, God only entrusted our children to us. Our children’s real Father is in heaven,” Rommel said. “So, when it comes to the financial needs of our daughter, we ask God for provision. He will supply the needs of our children.”

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19 ESV)

Do you find these tips helpful in unlocking your child’s potential?

Let us know in the comments section below!

For more inspiring content, watch the next webisode of Beyond Small Talk this Saturday, June 11, 2022, at 7:00 PM, on The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube Channel! 

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!

Is There Hope for a Broken Home?

Abandoned.

Fatherless.

Suicidal.

That was how Fatima De Guzman described herself when the dad she looked up to and adored walked away and left their family for another woman.

Fatima and her mother had to step up and fill the shoes of a father even though what happened was heartbreaking. Moving on from a good home and happy family was the only choice.

“My mom had to work. I had to take care of my siblings. We were all on our own.” Fatima painfully shared.

At that moment, she needed to be strong. She had to fight back the tears. Despite her suffering, she needed to carry on.

But the pain and the emotions she repressed eventually caught up.

“While I was washing the plates one night, I thought of killing myself with a knife because I thought there was nothing left to live for. What if I just ended this?” Fatima recalled.

Gladly, she didn’t push through with it. But the suicidal thoughts remained.

That same night, something divine happened. For some reason, she was led to sit beside their telephone rack where she saw a calendar of The 700 Club Asia. With a longing to be heard, understood, and released from her pain, she dialed the numbers from the calendar.

“I vividly remember what the prayer counselor said, ‘God has a plan for your life’,” Fatima recounted with tears.

Looking at her life, she found it hard to believe that God had a plan for her and her family. She burst into tears on that phone call.

Have you ever felt this way?

Have you ever doubted if you’d still be able to live a good life?

Let Fatima’s words bring encouragement to your heart.

“God made me realize that what I am going through is what He will use to make me stronger, that something beautiful will happen, that there is hope,” Fatima shared with conviction.

After that phone call, she found relief, peace, and a revelation that God indeed has a good plan for her. That phone call was God’s divine intervention.

Since then, Fatima has become an avid watcher of The 700 Club Asia. Through the program and the stories of how God changes lives, their family’s faith was strengthened.

After 8 long years of waiting, hoping, and wrestling in prayer, the reconciliation she wanted for her mom and dad finally happened. God also transformed her once drug-addicted father into a new man. Ultimately, God restored their broken home.

If God can reconcile and restore Fatima’s family, He can also do the same for you!

“Whenever I and my dad talked, he would say that it was not only him who learned but the whole family, ” Fatima happily shared.

She added, “While it was a long process, God was teaching all of us something. And what really helped was prayer.”

Truly, there is no family too broken or messed up that God can’t reunite. There is no trauma or scar too deep that can’t be healed. So, draw near to God and surrender.

Who knows? Maybe the reconciliation or healing you desire is at the end of your next prayer.

Now, Fatima is busy making new memories with her family. As she looks back, she thanks God for the CBN Asia Prayer Center because she found someone who listened and genuinely cared.

“I am really thankful to God for leading me to call the Prayer Center that night, that He intended for me to have someone to talk to. Because if not, I wouldn’t have experienced what God has planned for my life,” Fatima shared.

Fatima’s heart overflows with joy and gratitude for what God has done in her life. The truth that God changed and fixed her life fuels her worship.

“Jesus really is a superhero. He is the superhero of my life and my family,” Fatima ended.

If you are still doubting if there is still hope for your broken family, Fatima’s story is a reminder that yes, there is always hope for a broken home.

Are you praying for restoration in your marriage, family, or any area of your life?

We want to pray with you! Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center hotline, 8-737-0-700 or send a private message on our Facebook page.

Do you want to be part of God’s work of transforming the lives of your kababayans? Be a CBN Asia partner today!

What is the Secret to a Stronger Marriage?

Some Filipino husbands have an amusing and endearing way of calling their wives Kumander. It suggests that the wife is the head of the household. They are “the boss.” They call the shots.

While the term seems like an innocent endearment, it somehow reflects how modern couples have adapted the culture’s practice and structure for marriage.

Yes, husbands and wives are partners in the marriage. However, it’s also important to know that God has established an order and roles within the relationship to make it stronger and successful.

The Bible uncovers “the secret” to a stronger marriage: Both of you should fulfill your role according to what the Word of God says.

Do you know your role as a husband or as a wife?

Beyond Small Talk hosts Peter Kairuz and his wife, Christine, are here to help you discover your role in your marriage:

Husband’s role #1: Leader of the house

God has assigned the role of leadership in the home to the husband, just as Christ is the head of the church.

However, take note that, “Husbands are not dictators. They should not demand. They should not rule over their wives,” according to All About God in their article Role of Husband in the Bible.

As the head of the wife and of the household, Peter reminds that husbands have the responsibility to provide for the needs of the family and to protect your home. They are called to lead and influence the family with biblical values.

Wife’s role #1: Administrator

Running the household is not a walk in the park. Thankfully, God has equipped wives with gifts that can help them manage the home.

“All the talents, gifts, abilities, and disposition that were placed into me by the Lord helps me become a Godly and skillful administrator in the home,” Christine said.

Husband’s role #2: Lover and reassurer

Besides being a lover, you need to often reassure your wife that she is loved, valued, and secured. The husband’s love should mirror the love of God.

Wife’s role #2: Helper

From the Hebrew word Ezer in the Bible, helper means “helpmeet.” Ezer is a military word which means assistant to the commander. You are called to help and submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord (Ephesians 5:22 NKJV).

As Christine puts it, “God is our commander-in-chief. The husband is the commander, and the wife is the assistant to the commander.”

Husband’s role #3: Reflection of God’s sovereignty at home

The husbands should be the one to set the boundaries and rules at home. Setting dos and don’ts at home is part of leadership, and husbands must be firm in implementing them.

“The husband is like a judge. When it is sin, it is sin.  There’s no gray area. You should set rules at home, that’s part of leadership,” Peter said.

Wife’s role #3: Lover and companion

Another God-given role of the wife is to be her husband’s lover and companion. Wives are called to be always ready for their husband.

“The wife’s mindset should be: she’s there for her husband. As a wife, you should always be ready for what your husband needs,” Christine said.

Wife’s role #4: Reflection of God’s love and forgiveness.

As husbands reflect God’s sovereignty at home, wives are to reflect God’s love and forgiveness.

“I have to have a heart that’s so loving and forgiving. We need to teach that to our children. Show them that we know how to forgive,” Christine shared.

Husbands and wives, God designed marriage to be this way that you must work—not as enemies—but as a team united with Him to carry out what He has called you to do.

“Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” (Ephesians 5:21-25 NIV)

Do you want more tips about marriage and relationships?

Watch Beyond Small Talk this Saturday, June 4, 2022, at 7:00 PM, on The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

Overcoming Addiction is Possible in Christ

Fernando Patulot has been addicted to drugs for 25 years.

His addiction caused big conflicts in their family. To sustain their everyday needs, his wife resorted to gambling which buried them deeper into debt.

“I was so hooked on drugs that I did not care about my family anymore,” Fernando recalled.

This addiction brought Fernando and his family to a place of utter mess. Everything was falling apart. His children were harboring hatred towards him and as if that’s not enough, his wife tried taking her own life.

More than anyone, Fernando’s wife was affected the most and everything became too much for her to bear.

Are you also a captive of addiction?

Is your family falling apart?

Always remember that God is your living Hope. You can go to Him and ask help for any hopeless situation.

Although Fernando and his wife had a serious conversation about his vices, it still wasn’t enough to convince him to stop his addiction. Until one night, Fernando chanced upon The 700 Club Asia.

He was moved by the story of the testimony giver who was also addicted to drugs but came to know Christ and had his whole life transformed.

Fernando prayed with the host wholeheartedly and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

“Lord, please forgive me. Make my paths straight. Teach me what to do,” he prayed.

Fernando started going to church. Slowly, God was able to free him from his addiction. Soon after, through their small business, they were able to pay off their debts.

A lot of people thought it was impossible for Fernando to change. Even his own family lost hope.

But his story is a reminder that when you allow God in your life, transformation can happen. The Lord is in the business of changing lives, and He will change your life if you let Him.

Help more people like Fernando to know Jesus and be set free from the bondage of addiction. Be a CBN Asia partner today.

Are you having a hard time and in need of prayers? The CBN Asia Prayer Center is here 24/7 to pray for you. Call us at 8-737-0-700.

Do You Believe that God is Good Even in Times of Trouble?

If you are you going through a difficult situation, it might be hard to believe that God is still good and that He cares for you.

It might be challenging to still see God as a good Heavenly Father because of the difficulties you experience.

Like you, Danilo Perez and his family also faced a very difficult and painful situation.

After 8 long months of waiting, Danilo’s wife—who had been pregnant with their third child—experienced a miscarriage.

“It was painful. We have waited for so long. I knew the baby was from God but now the baby is gone,” Danilo lamented.

Like Danilo, have you also lost something or someone so close to your heart?

In times like this, know that God sees you and He knows exactly how you feel. Psalm 34:18 says, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.”

God has never left your side. He was, He is, and He will always be with you to carry you through. Just like how He carried Danilo through his troubles.

In their dark situation, Danilo and his wife lost their focus and failed to manage their business well.

But despite all these, Danilo did not lose hope. He continued to praise God, “You are always faithful in our lives, we will hope in You alone. We will put our trust in You.”

Danilo sees God’s goodness in times of troubles. By watching The 700 Club Asia, he was inspired to give and has experienced a different kind of joy. Despite what they were going through, he remained faithful in his giving.

“God is truly good and He gives us opportunities to be used by Him and be of blessing to others,” Danilo said.

His faith grew stronger and he believed that despite what happened, God can still bless them with another child, “I am really hoping in God, He is a good and generous God.”

Through God’s grace, Danilo’s wife got pregnant again. However, on the third month, she experienced heavy bleeding. The couple feared that they might lose their baby.

Once again, Danilo called to God, and God heard his prayers! He has given them a healthy baby boy, and they named him Daniel.

God’s faithfulness did not end there. He expanded their business and blessed them with their own car. Danilo was overflowing with joy and was very grateful to God for how He has been using The 700 Club Asia to reach many lives!

Indeed, no matter what hardship you face, God remains as a good and faithful Heavenly Father. In Nahum 1:7 it says, “The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in Him.”

He can transform your dark situation into a powerful testimony of His goodness!

Do you want to experience God as your good Heavenly Father, too?

Know Jesus and accept Him in your heart today! You can also reach more lives through CBN Asia by partnering with us, call 8-737-0-700 or visit cbnasia.org.

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