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!

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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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

Do you want to partner with us in sharing God’s love and light to our kababayans?

Call 8-737-0700 or visit this page to know how you can be a blessing today.

For more inspiring content, tune in to The 700 Club Asia every weeknights, at 12:00 AM.

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.

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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Rhea Rodriguez’s New Song “Pilipinas Natin ‘To” Calls on Filipinos to Celebrate Unity and God’s Sovereignty

Singer-songwriter Rhea Rodriguez is calling on all Filipinos to look beyond colors, celebrate unity, and declare God’s sovereignty over the nation with her latest single titled, “Pilipinas Natin ‘To.” The song is set to hit the airwaves this Friday, April 29!

Striking a chord with its ethnic, hip hop-rock vibe and lyrics that evoke nationalistic pride, Pilipinas Natin ‘To seeks to inspire unity across the country during these divisive times.

The Bikolana creative teamed up for the first time with rising rapper Elai—who blended his breakthrough wordplay perfectly into the song—making it the newest anthem that will surely stir the listeners’ heart for country and faith in God.

“I hope that this song may move you to seek God and pray that He may use us to send His hope to our nation,” shared Rhea, who inspires others with her advocacies centered on Christian faith, nation building, and planet care.

The song is released under Reverb Worship PH, CBN Asia’s music arm, and arranged by award-winning musical director, Mon Faustino.

CBN Asia’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Valdes Tan hopes that through the song, Filipinos will be inspired to reconcile and pray for the betterment of the country.

“During election season, people are divided over their choices of leaders. Pilipinas Natin ‘To reminds us that despite our differences, we should unite as Filipinos and seek His righteousness so that the Lord will bless the Philippines. I believe this song is a message from our Lord. Its timely message is what our nation needs to hear right now.”

Be inspired to stand as one nation under one God. Pre-save Pilipinas Natin ‘To by Rhea Rodriguez featuring Elai, and stream the song on April 29 on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and YouTube!

Join the release party on April 28, 11:30 pm, hosted by Ellene Cubello, LIVE on Reverb Worship PH’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

To catch the latest updates about the song’s release, follow Reverb Worship PH on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.

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