3 Practical Ways to Find Perfect Peace Amid the Pandemic

3 Practical Ways to Find Perfect Peace Amid the Pandemic

The pandemic has taken away many things for many of us.

Maybe you have lost your dream job or the business that you have worked so hard to build. Or perhaps, you have lost a loved one to COVID-19.

But apart from the things and people you have lost, the pandemic keeps on shaking up the peace in your life on a regular basis. Do you feel troubled and worried?

Regain your peace today!

Here are three practical ways that can help you find perfect peace amid the pandemic:

3 Practical Ways to Find Perfect Peace Amid the Pandemic

1. Spend time with God in prayer

For more than a year, the pandemic has kept us from socializing with the people outside of our homes, including our best friends.

You might be missing having someone genuinely listening to you while you are going through tough times. You wish they were beside you right now when life seems so overwhelming.

The good news is, you do have someone who wants to listen to you and free you from your worries and pain: God! You are never alone. God is just waiting for you to go to Him.

When you are filled with anxious thoughts, spend time surrendering your worries to God in prayer.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7 NIV)

Set a time of the day to intentionally seek God in prayer. Find comfort knowing that God can hear all your requests amid your distress.

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 2. Read God’s Word

Have you ever found yourself aimlessly scrolling through your social media feeds every day?

As you browse through discouraging news, the latest trends, and so many more superficial posts, do you find yourself feeling empty and disheartened?

When events of this world shake your peace, turn to the unshakeable foundation of your peace – the Bible.

Instead of scrolling through your social media accounts, read chapters in the Bible filled with hope and promises of God.

Let the Word of God fill your thoughts and direct your life.

“Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” (Psalm 109:105 NLT)

Take heart and feel the peace that comes with the promises of God in the Bible and it will make your life filled with hope every day.

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3. Focus on God

As you find hope in prayer and direction through the Word of God, sustain your peace by focusing on God every day.

When worries start to kick in, let prayer and God’s Word lead you to an unshakeable peace brought about by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross.

“Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2 NIV)

One of the ways you can focus yourself on God is by listening to uplifting and feel-good music!

3 Practical Ways to Find Perfect Peace Amid the Pandemic

Watch out for Reverb Worship’s newest single, “Love and Light” by Joselle Feliciano – a song that will inspire you to rediscover God’s love and light even amid these pressing times.

Stream the song on Spotify, Apple Music, and all digital streaming platforms starting September 24.

Be updated with the latest songs of Reverb Worship PH by following them on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

CBN Asia Marks 27 Years of God’s Boundless Faithfulness with Virtual Celebration

Join us in celebrating 27 years of God’s boundless love and faithfulness to CBN Asia with a virtual event titled Boundless on October 6 and 7, from 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

You and your loved ones are invited to the two-day celebration filled with performances from renowned artists Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Gary Valenciano, Yeng Constantino, Angela Ken, and praise and worship teams, Gloryfall and Powerhouse Worship.

Hear inspiring messages from Christian Broadcasting Network President and Chief Executive Officer Gordon Robertson and CBN Asia President and CEO Peter Kairuz.

Play and take selfies at the Super booth and get a chance to join meet and greet with hosts from CBN Asia programs.

Apart from special performances and messages, you can join breakout sessions hosted by CBN Asia’s Family of Ministries:

  • Asian Center for Missions – Engage in Missions in the New Normal
  • The 700 Club AsiaGet a Front Seat Behind the Scenes of The 700 Club Asia’s Stories
  • Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines – Learn How to be Resilient: A Webinar on Disaster Preparedness and Livelihood
  • Prayer Center – Rise Above Life’s Challenges in Difficult Situations
  • Special Projects – Make Learning from home Super Exciting
  • Digital Media – Grow Your Business through Social Media

CBN Asia’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, John Valdes Tan, hopes that Boundless will help you grow in your faith, and will speak to your hearts about God’s faithfulness.

“I pray that this celebration will reflect God’s boundless grace, and all the attendees will be unleashed to achieve their greatest potential!” Tan said.

Get an exclusive access to this first-ever virtual gathering for your gift of Php 1,000! Visit boundless.cbnasia.org/getticket to know how you can give.

For more information, you may contact the following:

  • Landline:  +632 8 737 0711
  • Smart:   +63 9498898138
  • Sun:       +63 9431454815
  • Globe :  +63 9178361531

Together, let’s celebrate God’s boundless love and rejoice for 27 fruitful years of proclaiming Christ and transforming lives!

Brighten Your Mornings with Joselle Feliciano’s Latest Single, Love and Light!

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you wake up in the morning?

Is it checking your phone to see any news you might have missed? Wondering what today’s work or class would bring? Or perhaps, you don’t want to roll out of bed because your mind is filled with worries?

Joselle Feliciano’s latest song, Love and Light, is here to brighten your days!

Due to hit the airwaves this September 24, Love and Light will inspire listeners to pause, reflect, and rediscover God’s love and light in these bleak times.

Love and Light is an invitation to re-focus our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, the restorer of our hope and joy. If we let Him, He can breathe new life into our circumstances and work through us so that we can reflect His love and light to others,” said Joselle.

She sings about utterly relatable struggles many people experience during the pandemic. Like most of us, she has been cooped up in her home by herself. But despite that, she could still sing songs declaring how joy, positivity, and prayer help in overcoming life’s daily hurdles.

Songwriter Adrian Crisanto shares the same sentiment, “When I was writing this song, I was tapping into a lot of personal experiences, such as being disheartened with what I see and read on social media or the news. It’s so easy to lose hope in these situations. Love and Light is a song about finding hope amid hopelessness. And that hope is Christ in us.”

The song is produced by Reverb Worship PH, CBN Asia’s music arm.

CBN Asia’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Valdes Tan hopes that Love and Light brings the ultimate feel-good vibes and a ray of sunshine to your mornings.

Love and Light is a very apt song for what we are all going though right now. There is so much fear, weariness, and darkness around us. However, if we look to the world through the lens of faith and with the understanding of what Jesus has done for us, our world can be bright with His Love and His Light,” Tan said.

He continued, “I hope that when listeners hear this song, their spirits will be lifted, and smiles will be on their lips.”

 

Get ready for some Love and Light on September 24! Stream the song on Spotify, Apple Music, and all digital streaming platforms.

To catch the latest updates, follow Reverb Worship PH on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

Hope for the Homeless: Here’s How You Help them through Operation Blessing!

Food is life.

But amid the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of our kababayans have no idea where to get their next meal.

This is the everyday struggle of street dwellers in Manila.

Even before the pandemic, they are familiar with hunger and being exposed to health risks. However, the pandemic has made their already dire situation even worse.

One and a half year into the pandemic, homeless families are still reeling from the crisis, still with no steady source of income and food.

This is why Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, worked with the Armed Forces of the Philippines to bring much-needed relief to people living on the streets.

This week, the Operation Blessing team and the 7th Civil Relations Group – Civil Relations Service AFP and 11th Civil-Military Operation ”Kaugnayan” Battalion under the Joint Task Force NCR roamed the streets of Manila. They reached out to several street dwellers and distributed food bags and Bibles.

Since the start of the pandemic, access to food has been literally lifesaving.

The good news? We can continue to bring lifesaving aid through your help!

Partner with Operation Blessing today and together, we will spark hope to homeless families who are heavily affected by the pandemic.

You can 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.

Do you want to support the entire CBN Asia Family of Ministries? Visit this link to know how.

(DSWD-SB-SP-00035-2021-Nationwide)

The 700 Club Asia Wins Paragala’s Traditional Spiritual Program Award

Proclaiming God’s transforming love!

The 700 Club Asia, the flagship television program of CBN Asia, bagged this year’s Paragala Pang Kapakanan, a Traditional Spiritual Program Award in the recently concluded Paragala: The Central Luzon Media Awards held on August 28.

CBN Asia’s President and CEO Peter Kairuz received the award during a virtual ceremony.

In his acceptance speech, Kairuz emphasized that it is in trying times like these that people need to know the love of Jesus as they go through life difficulties.

“We tell people about the love of God by showing the true stories of those who have personally experienced the love of God in the midst of their miseries,” he shared.

Even during this pandemic, The 700 Club Asia continues to produce shows that feature testimonies of people whose lives have changed after encountering the saving love of God.

“Despite the constraints, we continue doing what we have been mandated to do. That is proclaiming Christ, transforming lives,” Kairuz said.

Above all, Kairuz emphasized that it is only through God that The 700 Club Asia is able to continue doing its mission.

All glory to God!

Do you also want to partner with us in sharing God’s love and hope?

Partner with the CBN Asia Family of Ministries and be a blessing to our kababayans. Visit this page to learn more.

Encourage Hope and Resilience through Your Giving and Prayers!

No one would ever want to see their family experience hunger. However, the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing hundreds of thousands of Filipinos to stay in their homes and endure it every day.

Such is the case for Remedios Dela Cruz of Malabon City.

Even before the pandemic, her family was already struggling to make ends meet. They rely on her daily wage as a house helper. When there is no work for their Nanay Remedios, there is no food for the day for the whole family.

“I am struggling so much because of this pandemic. It’s very hard for someone like me who has a medical condition. As much as I want to rest, I cannot do that. I have to earn money to support my medication and buy food for my family,” Remedios shared.

Remedios is just one of our many kababayans who are struggling to have enough food during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) implementation in Metro Manila this month.

In desperate times like these, you can encourage hope and resilience to affected families – through your giving and prayers!

With your faithful partnership with the Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, the team was able to support the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) Mobile Kitchen. They which provided lifesaving food to affected families during the enhanced community quarantine.

Through this partnership, Remedios and her family received food, along with over 30,000 individuals who were blessed by your generosity!

“Thank you, Operation Blessing, for giving us food to eat. It’s a critical help we need to survive this day,” said Remedios.

Help us spark hope and pray for more families!

You may 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 give, send a message to Operation Blessing’s Facebook page or contact 0939-921-5543 and 0918-906-7753.

You can also support CBN Asia’s entire Family of Ministries through this link.

(DSWD-SB-SP-00035-2021-Nationwide)

Your Giving Fills a Meal of Pandemic-Hit Families

“The ECQ made everything so hard for us again.”

For Marife Sampaga and many other families in the fish port community in Navotas City, the implementation of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) again means another season of hardship in meeting their everyday needs, especially food.

In their case, they lost their jobs because of the ECQ. No source work means no income, which means no food on the table.

Just when they are facing possible starvation, your giving brought the answer to their prayers right at their doorsteps.

Marife and many other pandemic-hit kababayans in her community received free meals from the Operation Blessing Disaster Response Team, together with 7th CRG – Civil Relations Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Mobile Kitchen, and DLL-Sagad Off-Road Volunteers.

“We are very thankful for the food given to us. Thank you so much, Operation Blessing!” Marife said gratefully.

Your generosity has come a very long way in reaching pandemic-hit families in the Philippines. You did not just bring them packs of food but also hope.

Their community is just one of the many areas that continue to suffer from the impact of the pandemic.

And more Filipino families are waiting to be reached out especially in these trying times, and you can be a blessing to them!

Be part of the mission of bringing hope and blessing to more communities!

Partner with Operation Blessing today by giving 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

If you want to know how you can sponsor, you may send a message to Operation Blessing’s Facebook page or contact 0939-921-5543 and 0918-906-7753.

Do you want to support CBN Asia’s entire Family of Ministries? You may do so through this link.

(DSWD-SB-SP-00035-2021-Nationwide)

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Wondering How You Can Deliver Life-Saving Food to Tribal Communities?

Marinel Selvano of the Dumagat-Remontados tribe had high hopes for her children. She wanted them to grow up safe, happy, and healthy.

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Sadly, all her dreams came crashing down when the pandemic hit the country.

Like most katutubos in General Nakar, Quezon, Marinel makes a living by planting crops of vegetables in her garden. She grows ginger in their backyard to sell.

Marinel lives up on the remote highlands of Sierra Madre and hikes for hours to reach their town proper so she could sell her harvest.

Due to movement restrictions, Marinel could not go to the town and sell their crops. The mother worried about how she could feed her children in the coming days.

“We are stuck in one place and we do not know what’s happening out there aside from what we see on TV and hear on the radio. We are scared and struggling to feed our children,” she shared.

And then came hope!

Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, visited their community in Barangay Lumutan in General Nakar, Quezon bringing with them life-saving food for the people of Marinel’s tribe.

Together with the Philippine Army and DLL-SAGAD Off-Roaders group, Operation Blessing crossed 14 rivers and hiked the steep mountains of Sierra Madre.

But the long and difficult trek was worth it – Marinel’s children and 200 katutubo families will now have food on their table in the coming days!

More than the material relief, the beneficiaries received words of encouragement and prayers from the team, giving them hope and strengthening their hearts.

“We already ran out of rice that’s why I am so happy that we received your food bags. It also warms my heart that there are people like you who would travel far and wide just to reach and help us,” Marinel said.

The pandemic has pushed many families, especially our indigenous kababayans, to the edge of starvation.

Thankfully, your giving can transform communities and serve as their strength during these trying times!

You too can deliver life-saving food to tribal communities and families in need, even from the comforts of your own home, by partnering with Operation Blessing.

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 give, send a message to Operation Blessing’s Facebook pageor contact 0939-921-5543 and 0918-906-7753.

You can also support CBN Asia’s entire Family of Ministries through this link.

Send Hope and Relief to Our Typhoon-Affected Kababayans! Here’s How

Nothing – even the pandemic – can stop natural disasters from happening.

That is why nothing – even the pandemic – can stop Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, from reaching out to our affected kababayans!

Operation Blessing braved the strong winds, rising floods, and heavy rains brought by Typhoon Fabian to deliver hope and relief to indigenous families in Oriental Mindoro.

One of the beneficiaries is Popoy, a member of the Hanunuo Mangyan Tribe residing in the town of Mansalay.

Like many of our indigenous kababayans, Popoy had a rough past. As a young teen, he was led into joining an opposition group, believing that it would make his life better. Young, confused, and broken, Popoy did not realize the danger ahead of him.

“I thought joining a rebel group would be the best decision because I had nowhere to go, and I had nothing to do. I had a problem with my family, so I decided to join them, even though I was not sure what kind of group it was,” Popoy shared in vernacular.

Due to the rebellious nature of the group, Popoy had witnessed things no 14-year-old should witness. He lived in overwhelming fear until he finally decided to leave the group, in hopes of living a normal, peaceful life.

He confessed, “I felt bad for my wife and my child. I didn’t want to do it anymore. After everything that happened, I saw the way to embrace light and change for the better. I really hoped this was the start of our good life.”

However, Popoy found that starting a “good life” can be extremely difficult, especially in the middle of a pandemic and a calamity at the same time. Thankfully, he was listed as one of the beneficiaries of Operation Blessing’s livelihood assistance!

Through the help of the Armed Forces of the Philippines 4th Infantry Battalion and 203rd Brigade, Mansalay’s local government unit, and our church partner, Popoy and 43 other beneficiaries received much-needed farming tools and livelihood support.

Popoy can now support his family and start anew!

“I am very thankful to Operation Blessing. I have never seen this kind of generosity before. You are true to your word. These tools are necessary for our survival and it’s something that we can cherish for a lifetime,” Popoy ended.

You can help us help more!

Many communities are still recovering from the recent typhoon. Access to food, water, gas, and electricity remains challenging in many areas. With your help, we can alleviate their suffering.

Together, we can bring aid to families who are severely affected by Typhoon Fabian! Together, can send hope and relief to our kababayans!

Give 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 or sponsor, send a message to Operation Blessing’s Facebook pageor contact 0939-921-5543 and 0918-906-7753.

You can also support CBN Asia’s entire Family of Ministries through this link.

Looking for Contemporary Christian Music to Add to Your Playlist Watch Out for Reverb Worship’s 4 Brand New Songs!

Looking for Contemporary Christian Music to Add to Your Playlist? Watch Out for Reverb Worship’s 4 Brand New Songs!

We are already halfway through a challenging 2021, how are you holding up?

If you are feeling a bit down and blue and in need of lifting up, CBN Asia is here to bring you a refreshing blend of Filipino contemporary Christian music that is worth adding to your playlist!

CBN Asia’s music arm, Reverb Worship PH, presents four brand new singles to inspire hope, strength, and encouragement for you and your loved ones — Maghihilom, Love & Light, 2 AM, and Pansumandali.

In Maghihilom, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter JC Ronato delivers the message of hope pretty clear: true restoration and healing come from God. Maghihilom will hit the airwaves this July.

Looking for Contemporary Christian Music to Add to Your Playlist? Watch Out for Reverb Worship’s 4 Brand New Songs!

Rising artist Joselle Feliciano sings about the crucial role of joy and positivity amid difficult times in Love & Light. Get ready for some love and light in September!

Looking for Contemporary Christian Music to Add to Your Playlist? Watch Out for Reverb Worship’s 4 Brand New Songs!

Actor Neo Rivera takes worship to a whole new level with his latest single titled 2 AM, featuring Jericho Arceo. Coming this October, the song’s catchy rap verses are assurances that your tears and fears are valid and that there is a loving God who embraces your imperfections.

Looking for Contemporary Christian Music to Add to Your Playlist? Watch Out for Reverb Worship’s 4 Brand New Songs!

In Pansumandali, promising new artist Shekinah Gram reminds everyone that everything is temporary and fleeting. This December, Pansumandali is your wonderful reminder that though people and feelings come and go, God’s love is constant.

Looking for Contemporary Christian Music to Add to Your Playlist? Watch Out for Reverb Worship’s 4 Brand New Songs!

Get ready to stream Reverb Worship’s upcoming songs in the coming months!

Stay tuned and be sure to catch the songs on their release dates. Follow Reverb Worship PH on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for more updates.

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What It Takes To Believe in God

His love for you is endless. That’s the kind that never fades. He reminds us all of his love for us in Jeremiah 31:3you with unfailing kindness.

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The Fearless Life | God’s Word Today

His love for you is endless. That’s the kind that never fades. He reminds us all of his love for us in Jeremiah 31:3

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What It Takes To Believe in God

His love for you is endless. That’s the kind that never fades. He reminds us all of his love for us in Jeremiah 31:3you with unfailing kindness.

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The Fearless Life | God’s Word Today

His love for you is endless. That’s the kind that never fades. He reminds us all of his love for us in Jeremiah 31:3