How Can I Keep on Giving When I am Facing Financial Lack?

Starting a business is not easy.

Sustaining a business during a worldwide pandemic seemed like a difficult task.

The couple, Aljohn and Florence Galang, can attest to that.

When the pandemic hit, one of the businesses that were affected drastically was the veterinary clinic of Aljohn and Florence. Due to the health and safety protocols and lockdowns, patients and income decreased.

“Our savings have run low, and we didn’t have any patients, so our worry back then was how are we going to survive,” Florence shared.

They were placed in a difficult position because not only were they fighting for their daily expenses, but they were also preparing for their baby, so it was a very stressful time for the couple.

Florence admits that she surrendered their situation to God. “I told God, ‘Lord, I will give this up to You because I can no longer think of ways to get through this’,” she shared.

Amid the difficulty, Aljohn and Florence remained committed to supporting God’s ministry. Even if they had limited income, they did not forget to give God what is for Him.

“We gave 10 percent of our income to the church, then we gave our love gift to CBN Asia,” said Aljohn.

They also constantly called the CBN Asia Prayer Center for prayer and counseling and supported Operation Blessing in their mission to bring blessing and hope to those in need.

Through their support to the CBN Asia Family of Ministries, they were given the opportunity to help, bless, and expand the kingdom of God even in their season of lack.

Florence eventually gave birth to their beautiful child, but a few days after her successful delivery, she experienced postpartum depression.

Have you ever found yourself in the same situation?

Stressed, lonely, and couldn’t catch a break from life’s troubles?

Following her sister’s advice, Florence turned her attention to baking to cope with her situation. In just a span of a few months, she completely broke free from her postpartum depression.

Her baking classes didn’t just give her a chance to cope, it also opened a new door for her to gain income through her new business, Baked with Love.

She gave a portion of her income as a donation to CBN Asia.

“We will give this money not because we need something but because this is what God deserves,” Florence gladly shared.

Through the goodness of God, He blessed their new business which helped them get back on their feet. Thankfully, their clinic reopened, and business picked up once again.

God performed more miracles as they were able to open 2 more branches of their clinic during the pandemic. Through their faith and generosity, they were able to experience favor upon favor.

“God is really a God who provides. He is Jehovah Jireh,” Florence declared.

God’s faithfulness encouraged Aljohn and Florence to be more faithful in their giving. For the couple, not even a pandemic can shake their unwavering faith in the Lord, which they consider as the secret to their success.

The apostle Paul reminds us of this truth in 2 Corinthians 9:8, “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”

Even in the most difficult circumstances, God is still able to bless you. He still provides. If you entrust your future to the Lord, you will never be disappointed because He is true to His promises, and He never fails!

Like Aljohn and Florence, do you want to sow a seed of faith?

We welcome you to partner with us! Visit to know more about the CBN Asia Family of Ministries and how you can support.

If you are struggling financially, we are here to pray for you. Call 8-737-0-700 or send your prayer request to our Facebook page.

How to Find Hope When Suffering Doesn’t Stop?

When pain, pressure, and distress won’t stop, how can we trust that God is good when everything else isn’t?

How can we believe that what’s breaking us is saving us?

Whether you relate to these questions or not, Lovely Cajucom’s story will surely help you shed light on every trial that may come your way.

After being a longtime employee, Lovely and her husband started a fruit shake business which eventually became a successful venture. Having lived paycheck to paycheck for a long time, Lovely’s family finally experienced a comfortable life – with grocery shopping carts always filled to the brim and every child’s need fulfilled.

Sadly, after 2 years, that short-lived success became a memory with the closure of their business during the pandemic.  Without any other source of income, they had to survive with their small savings which quickly ran out.

From having much to barely making ends meet, their family was in a financial crisis.

“That time, we could only afford 2 meals per day,” Lovely recalled.

That same year, Lovely, who was hardly resolving their financial dilemma, faced the death of her beloved aunt to Stage 3 Breast Cancer. An incident that brought Lovely deeper into despair.

At the time, Lovely shared that she began to question the goodness of God.

“Lord, we haven’t even survived our business problem yet. Why?” Lovely recounted in tears.

Are you trying to gasp for air because life has been drowning you with problems?

And are you wondering if there is truly a purpose behind your suffering?

Know that there is no trial without purpose in the eyes of God. Believe that your distress or pain becomes the very place where you will experience freedom, healing, and restoration.

Lovely experienced this when God met her in her despair in a very personal way through The 700 Club Asia. When she could no longer carry her burdens, she found rest when as prayed along with the hosts.

Encouraged by the prayers, Lovely’s faith was rekindled. She learned to hold firm to God and His promises even more.

Responding to the promises in Jeremiah 29:11 which says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,’” Lovely gave Php 500 when she only had Php 600 in her wallet.

She realized that her suffering could strengthen her faith and inner spirit.

Could it be that what you’re going through is God’s way of making Himself known to you?

While there might be a million reasons to give up, choose to persevere and look to the promise that God is working things out as you place your faith in Him.

After that faith decision to give, God gave Lovely the wisdom to start selling their mango shake online. A strategic move that soon got their business back at its feet.

“We only prayed to sell just 10 cups, but God blessed us with 100 orders,” Lovely gratefully shared.

Not too long after, Lovely’s faith was tested once again when her business partner and husband got infected with COVID-19. With that, Lovely began to question God why their family is going through all this.

But this seemingly bad news was a blessing in hindsight. God used this sickness to draw his husband closer to God through The 700 Club Asia. As she held on to faith, not only did Lovely witness God’s healing over her husband but also an awakening of her husband’s faith.

God continuously provided for every need and in return, Lovely faithfully gave back to God and donated again to His ministry through CBN Asia. And as they gave, God gave them even more.

Not long after, God opened an opportunity for their business to grow even more by blessing them with a stall in a park. In 2021, God blessed them even more after joining a Christmas bazaar, which was followed by another business opportunity. God truly overwhelmed them with blessings they couldn’t contain.

“We had an income of 6 digits. Our products got sold out in 3 hours. All the suffering we’ve been through was overwhelmed by God’s blessing,” Lovely proudly shares.

God’s blessing did not end there. He blessed them with a motorcycle that they are using for their business.

While all that they went through brought them pain and despair, it gave them something that led to their breakthrough: a newfound faith in Jesus and His promises.

Truly, every struggle is an opportunity for us to grow and practice our faith. As stated in James 1:2-4,

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”

“I learned to trust and hold on to God. I am thankful to God because through Him, I was able to come out victoriously from my struggles,” Lovely shared.

Lovely’s story is a testament that what the enemy meant for evil, God meant for our own good. While it may be tempting to doubt that God has a good purpose for our trials, choose to believe the promises in Psalms 37:13 – 14:

“I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”
So even on your hard days, we can be confident that all will be made well in time. In lack, the Lord shall provide. In pain, the Lord shall bring healing. In dead situations, the Lord will give life.

So when suffering won’t stop, we don’t give in and give up. Instead, we hold on to His love and declare that though the time isn’t now, we will soon see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

This suffering will accomplish its purpose.

Are you struggling and in need of prayers?

We are here for you. Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 or email [email protected]

If you are also encouraged to support God’s ministry, partner with us today.

Make God Your Business Partner

Many people can attest to the fact that running a business is not easy.

One of them is Ria Repalda, a former IT consultant turned entrepreneur.

Ria enjoyed cooking and frequently brought her homemade gourmet meals to their office. Her coworkers began paying her to prepare their lunches since they enjoyed her cooking. This paved the way for the beginning of her business.

“I brought my food in the office, and they started ordering from me,” she gladly shared.

Ria was not only an excellent cook but also a very faithful partner of CBN Asia. She watched the show, The 700 Club Asia, because she saw how individuals change, especially when they practice giving. The encouragement inspired her to keep up her regular donations.

By God’s grace, her profits increased! From having an online food business, she was able to obtain a space for her first restaurant. But what Ria thought was the start of her triumph turned out to be one of the hardest challenges she encountered.

Her sales on her first day were Php 990.

“We only had four customers on the first day of our opening. I told my husband, we’re paying Php 25,000 in rent. With these earnings, how can we survive?” she shared.

Are you running a business too? What are the current challenges you are facing?

Despite the challenges, Ria did not stop giving to The 700 Club Asia.

After nine days, she received an investment worth Php 4.5 million for her business! Their building owner also partnered with her—which gave her free rent. Ria witnessed God’s faithfulness through her business. Now, her restaurant has a franchise in Quezon City and Cavite!

The Bible says in Deuteronomy 15:10, “You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake.”

Indeed, there is no way we can outgive God! He takes whatever you offer Him and increases it a thousandfold.

If you’re having trouble with your business, ask for God’s help. Make Him your partner, and trust that He will provide!

You can also support The 700 Club Asia as Ria does. Visit our telethon page to know how you can give.

If you need prayers, the CBN Asia Prayer Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Send us your prayer requests immediately, or call us at 8737-0700.

4 Good Money Habits to Build this 2023

Do you have money goals this new year?

Are you ready to achieve them?

Reaching your financial goals this 2023 is possible! It’s time to build solid discipline and decide to quit old ways of handling money. It’s time to make way for good money habits.

If you constantly fall into debt or overspend, worry not, because you can turn things around! Here are some good spending habits you can build starting today:

1. Know yourself and identify your weaknesses

What are your weaknesses when it comes to spending? Three-day sale at the mall? Food deliveries? Movies? Games? Vices?

Have an honest review of yourself.

When you become aware of your weaknesses, then you can make an action plan on how you can stay away from unnecessary expenses that distract you from achieving your financial goals.

2. Practice “forced savings”

Having a hard time saving?

Automate your savings.

With the rise of online banks and financial apps, saving is now made easier. Every payday, you can permit your bank and perhaps your employer to automatically transfer a certain amount from your income to your savings account. This way, you’d have sure savings instead of maybe savings.

3. Put your money in different accounts

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

Diversify it.

This means “investing in different industries, areas, countries, and types of financial instruments to reduce the chance that all of the investments will drop in price at the same time,” according to Collins Dictionary.

4. Practice delayed gratification

As defined by Britannica, delayed gratification is “the act of resisting an impulse to take an immediately available reward in the hope of obtaining a more-valued reward in the future.”

Not only does it help you reach financial freedom—it will also shape your attitude toward money and develop your personal character in the process.

If you think it’s too late to start saving, do not lose hope because what’s important is you START TODAY.

“The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.” (Proverbs 21:5 ESV)

Are you struggling financially this new year?

We are here to help you lift your concerns to God. Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 and we would love to pray for you.

3 Meaningful Things to Add to Your New Year’s Resolutions

New year, new life… new habits?

Entering a new year is significant to many because here’s when you get a chance to start over. For some, it’s a symbolic stage where you can leave the past behind and start again on a whole new level, with a clean slate!

This can also be an ideal opportunity for people to pause, reflect on experiences, and realign priorities. Some even list down and plan out the coming year—dubbing it as their New Year’s resolutions.

So, before you flip that calendar over, bookmark these 3 simple yet valuable things that you can add to your New Year’s resolutions list:

1. Know God more

When you personally know Jesus, you will realize that He calls you to consider your ways (Haggai 1:7). Someone who knows God lives differently from the ways of this world.

To emphasize this, David Mattis’ Desiring God article titled Knowing God Makes All the Difference points out that Jesus calls His people to be distinct from the world, its patterns, and what’s natural. He calls His people, guided by His gospel and Spirit, to be like Jesus.

Now, how can you love, pray, lead, and live in ways that please God?

Seek more of Him, saturate yourself in His presence, and He will ultimately reveal His ways that are wonderfully designed for you.

2. Read more

Indeed, everything that was written in the past was written to teach. (Romans 15:4)

From books to websites, you may choose to dig into some personal growth readings this year. Look for materials that could help amp up your spiritual life, creativity, leadership skills, or even relationships!

Sow some time into reading and you will eventually reap good benefits from it, like being empathetic. Getting lost in a good read can make it easier for you to relate to others, says Abigail Wise in her article 8 Science-Backed Reasons to Read a Book.

And as Proverbs 4:6-7 says, “Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” Experience God’s wisdom, hope, and guidance by reading Tanglaw Devotional Book Volume 3.

3. Give more

Jesus knows what you need before you ask Him (Matthew 6:8). He also knows how to use you in making this world a better place—through giving.

If you want to make this new year a meaningful and purposeful one, you may ask God to give you a generous and giving heart this 2023. Time, kindness, prayers, and a helping hand—these are just some of the many ways you can brighten someone’s day and impact lives.

Do you have the heart to give your time and resources to those in need? The Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, welcomes new donors and volunteers! Reach out and inspire change this 2023!

No matter what you give, what’s important is you let all that you do be done in love (1 Corinthians 16:14).

Meanwhile, we want to pray for you as you welcome the new year! Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center or email your prayer requests to [email protected].

Lonely this Christmas? Here’s What You Can Do to Beat the Holiday Blues

The most beautiful time of the year is far from over. While many are still celebrating, some are dreading the loneliest season for them.

If you feel afraid, worried, or depressed when the holidays knock on your door, then you might be experiencing the Holiday Blues Syndrome.

Thankfully, here are some practical ways that can help you beat those not-so-welcome feelings this merry season:

Tip #1: ‘Tis the season to go out

Psychologist Mariglo Vicente shared that to avoid holiday blues, you need to go out, expose yourself to light, and avoid dark places, as they can affect your mood and perspective in life. Did you know that sleeping and staying at home for a long time this holiday season—dubbed as hibernating—might add up to that gloomy feeling?

“We need outdoor activities, even short daytime activities like exercise because exercise can boost our neurotransmitters and brain chemicals that help us feel better and have a positive disposition,” Dr. Mariglo suggests.

So, go out and bask in the holiday sun!

Tip #2: ‘Tis the season to eat healthy

Filipinos celebrating the holidays won’t be the same without feasting on sumptuous meals. Isn’t it great to know that aside from satisfying your cravings, there are foods that can boost your mood?

Milk, eggs, and other food rich in protein can help your brain make you feel good because they are high in Tryptophan. Medline Plus defines Tryptophan as an essential amino acid that helps make Serotonin. Serotonin produces healthy sleep and a stable mood. You can also add other Tryptophan-enriched foods like chicken, cheese, chocolate, and turkey as Healthline suggests.

Tip #3: ‘Tis the season to be merry… with friends and family

In the midst of the holiday rush and blues, mental health experts emphasize the need to connect with loved ones.

“Keep in touch with other people, friends, and especially family. Let’s ask for their support. Let’s proactively do it. Let others know that you need someone to be with or ask them to join you. If you feel lonely, go out with them so you can fight Christmas blues,” Dr. Mariglo ended.

See this season as a great opportunity to enjoy the moment with them while remembering the true value of Christmas—the birth of Jesus Christ. Truly, it’s a precious moment to pray, reflect, and realign hearts to Him.

May your Christmas and New Year be blessed and merry!

Caught up in the holiday blues?

We are here to pray for you. Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 or send your prayer requests to our Facebook page.

What is the Real Meaning of Christmas?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Not because of the gifts you receive nor the festivities being celebrated, but because of someone who came down to give hope and joy to everyone.

In today’s culture, the real reason for Christmas is slowly being tainted with materialism and is becoming more dependent on present circumstances. But hopefully, this season will remind you of the true meaning behind this celebration and its significance in your personal life.

How did Christmas start?

It started with God.

He wanted to reach out and save people from their sins and hopelessness. Because of this separation caused by sin, God humbly came down in human form—born in a manger, in a simple town, and through unexperienced parents, Mary and Joseph.

“And she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.” (Luke 2:7 NIV)

It was a time when the world was crying out for a King who could rule over them and save them from despair. Yet instead of expecting a political King to rule a nation, God sent His son Jesus Christ to rule over the hearts of people of every nation, tribe, and language.

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6 NIV)

Since Christmas is all about Jesus, here are 4 truths about Him that you can meditate on to understand the deeper meaning of this celebration:

1. Jesus is your Wonderful Counselor

For years when the world has been without a prophet, God the Father sent Jesus on earth as fully man and wholly divine. Fully man so that men’s sufferings are not unfamiliar to Him, yet He is also 100% divine so He can take people out of despair.

He is the high priest who can empathize with you, as Hebrews 4:15 NIV says, “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are–yet he did not sin.”

Through His wisdom and understanding, you can receive guidance, help, and deliverance for as long as you humbly come before Him and ask. Without Jesus, people are left with troubled minds and hearts.

Are you in need of direction during this season? Seek Jesus and He will generously provide you with the answers you need.

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” (James 1:5 ESV)

2. Jesus is your Mighty God 

People need an all-powerful God who has the power to save them from their sins.

Though He performed miracles after miracles that no earthly god has ever done, the greatest miracle He has done was the conversion of people’s hearts so that many would believe He is the son of God—He is Savior and Lord.

“But to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God.” (John 1:12 ESV)

God created the world through Him (Colossians 1:16 NIV), for Him, and by Him. He demonstrated this power by shedding His blood on the cross so they can be reconciled back to Him.

3. Jesus is your Everlasting Father 

You have a Father in Heaven whom you can always approach with boldness and confidence. Jesus is the exact representation of God the father. He is a father to the fatherless (Psalm 68:5 NIV) and He sees the joy and pain of His children on earth.

You might be going through a rough patch this season. Or you may be in deep sorrow due to the challenges you have faced this year. Yet your comfort comes from this truth that you are not alone.

You have God who can feel your pain but also desires to mend your crushed spirit. This Christmas may not be what you expected but with Jesus, you can be joyful despite your circumstances.

“My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” (John 10:29-30 NIV)

4. Jesus is the Prince of Peace 

One of the beautiful reasons why you can still celebrate Christmas regardless of your situation is because Jesus came not just to give material gifts and blessings, He came so your heart will no longer be troubled.

It is through Jesus that you can be at peace with God, with others, and with yourself. He restores broken relationships, provides peace and order in your life, and assures you of eternal life.

“He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.” (Ephesians 2:17-18 NIV)

Whatever situation you face this season, may you have the strength to fix your eyes on Jesus who can give you divine counsel, who can save you from your troubles, who can love you unconditionally, and who can give you peace that surpasses all understanding.

Because even if the whole world celebrates this season with gift-giving, decors, and festivities, apart from Jesus, these are all nothing. Jesus is always the reason for this season.

Receiving His free gift of salvation is the best Christmas present we could ever receive.

Are you ready to receive Him so you can have peace, joy, and eternal life?

We are here to pray for you this Christmas. Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 or send your prayer requests to our Facebook page.

Do You Feel Hopeless About Your Family and Finances?

Doctor Guido Estorco felt this way when he failed to sell their supply of vaccine shots. As a result, he lost over 200,000 pesos!

Throughout the pandemic, Guido has been selling vaccines, and although his sales weren’t always consistent, this was the first time he suffered such a significant loss.

His relationship with his family also suffered because of this, especially with his eldest son, who blamed God for their family’s hardship.

“It seemed impossible for us to be reconciled,” he shared.

Does your financial struggle also affect your relationship with your family? Read more and discover what happened to Guido!

Guido remained steadfast in his commitment to God even in the midst of hopelessness. He knew this was another test God would ultimately carry him through. He put his faith in the Lord and prayed earnestly for his relationship with his son to be restored.

Additionally, he never stopped making his monthly pledge of Php 1,000 to CBN Asia.

And despite the fact that he had less money, he raised the amount he donated to Php 7,000.

He shared, “Giving has always been a habit of mine.”

God has been working in Guido’s life all along, unbeknownst to him. The Lord gave him an opportunity to turn his life around.

One day, a client approached him and asked him to sell Php 12 million worth of vaccines! This was Guido’s largest transaction to date.

He quickly sold the vaccines and went from being deeply in debt to becoming a millionaire!

His success changed not only his financial situation but also the heart of his son.

Their relationship was restored, and they grew closer. What’s more, his son’s faith in God grew!

“Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would happen to me,” he shared.

Now, Guido is still faithfully giving to the ministry and living his life for God.

If you’re facing challenges in your family and finances, remain faithful to God. Breakthrough is coming! Hold on to the Word of God in 1 Corinthians 2:9,

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.”

Remember that God is greater than any circumstance. He can change your life’s seemingly unfavorable moments to your benefit. So, don’t lose hope!

During difficult times, Guido held on to Jesus as his hope, and you, too, can have this relationship with God.

You can also donate to CBN Asia and be a blessing to others.

If you need prayers, the CBN Asia Prayer Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Send us your prayer requests right away, or call 8-737-0-700.

Is Debt Ruining Your Relationship?

Borrowing money looks like an easy solution, but if it piles up, you might find yourself drowning in bills and losing good relationships. Alice Clamosa almost lost her husband because of her debts.

Alice is a full-time housewife, who solely depends on her husband’s financial support. Since 2 of their 3 children are still studying, their expenses always exceed their budget. This is a very stressful situation for a mother like Alice, especially since she carries this burden alone because her husband is working overseas.

She decided that she needed to do something about their problem, so she borrowed money from her friends. Alice kept this a secret from her husband.

“I did not want him to worry,” she recalled.

Their bills were paid, and her children’s tuition fees were taken care of, but her debts gradually increased until she could not pay them anymore.

Eventually, her husband found out. Because the money they owed was too big, their arguments over the phone became worse, and they kept blaming one another.

Because of these fights, they ended up separating.

“My world fell apart,” These were her words during the separation.

She knew that she needed to find a job to sustain herself and her family. So, she pushed her chances and applied for work. Not long after, she was accepted as a staff in a fast-food chain.

Just as she thought that everything is going to be fine now, the fast-food chain closed 2 days after she started working. Alice started questioning God.

“Lord, if you really answered my prayer to have a job, why did you take it back?”

As she was watching television, The 700 Club Asia was showing a story about a broken family that was restored by God. Alice did not hesitate to pray along with the host. She was uplifted to know that through God’s help, there’s still a chance to fix her and her husband’s relationship.

After she experienced God’s love through the show, she connected with CBN Asia’s Prayer Center and consistently called to share her burdens and prayer requests.

One day, as she talked to God about her struggles, Alice and her husband had a heart-to-heart talk that helped them understand each other’s side. This led to the restoration of their relationship.

“We’re okay now. Our relationship is smooth-sailing, and he always calls during his free time,” Alice shared.

Alice happily expressed her gratitude, “I am thankful to CBN Asia Prayer Center and The 700 Club Asia. They always give me verses that help to strengthen my faith.”

Along with that blessing, her 2 children both received a college scholarship that really helped appease their financial struggle. Her firstborn passed the board exam and is a registered Engineer, who now helps lessen their debts.

In abundance or lack, Alice believes that God’s love and care are always enough. He will be there to sustain His children in their needs. Her reminder to all the people who are struggling right now is this, “No matter how difficult your situation is, put your trust in the Lord and never lose hope.”

Are you also praying for freedom from debt?

The CBN Asia Prayer Center is available 24/7 to pray for you! Call 8-737-0-700 or message our Facebook page.

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Depressed? Anxious? Physically Ill?

Public school teacher Edilyn De Lima had little time to be all that. But in 2014, she noticed an abnormal lump under her left breast. She had a feeling that it was a sign of something worse.

“It was very painful; it felt like it was going to explode,” Edilyn recalled. “I was thinking, ‘God, what is this cyst? Is this cancer?’”

Edilyn started to feel depressed, anxious, and physically ill, but because of extreme fear, she chose to keep her condition to herself.

Do you also keep your problems to yourself?

Are you also overpowered by fear and worry?

Edilyn could relate to you. She thought that she had no time to succumb to her trials—she has a family to support and a class to take care of. She couldn’t put her loved ones into this. So, for six long years, Edilyn battled silently, hoping that it will soon go away.

But she was wrong.

Her condition did not improve, in fact, it worsened. Until this year, the pain and swelling in her left chest became unbearable. Edilyn could not take the excruciating pain any longer and rushed herself to the hospital.

Right there, she was confronted by the truth that she has been avoiding for so long—her doctors discovered that there is a cancerous cyst growing in her left breast.

“The doctor told me that I need to undergo a biopsy. My mother did not want me to undergo biopsy as she feared it might cause complications,” Edilyn shared.

She has gone through numerous trials in life, but nothing prepared her for the fear, anxiety, and confusion that were caused by the malignant tumor spreading in her body.

In times like these, where do you turn to for hope and comfort?

In this desperate time, Edilyn experienced God’s comforting love through Tanglaw, CBN Asia’s devotional app.

The devotional was about the story of King Jehoshaphat, who won a war despite not having enough soldiers. Edilyn was amazed by how God gave them victory because Jehoshaphat sought him in prayer. She realized that she, too, can seek God’s help.

“Whenever we have problems, look up! Let’s look to the Lord and fix our eyes on Him, because He is a victorious God,” Edilyn declared, claiming victory over her illness.

This message encouraged her to pray and seek God’s guidance. It encouraged her to trust the process and undergo biopsy. During this tough season, the CBN Asia Prayer Center became her prayer companion.

“Everything that I’ve been through at the hospital—step by step—I would message CBN Asia. God truly gave me the strength to face all problems,” Edilyn said.

Praying, waiting, and holding on to her miracle.

This was Edilyn’s posture in front of her adversity. She was told to wait for a month to see the results of her biopsy. But on the 15th day, God surprised her with her long-awaited healing.

“I have never been that nervous in my life. When I heard the results, I cried tears of happiness. They said my tumor is benign!” Edilyn recalled in tears. The doctors successfully extracted the cyst, and by God’s grace, she is completely healed.

Today, Edilyn loves to share about the power of prayer and a God who heals.

“No one is exempted from experiencing trials in life. What’s different about having Jesus in our lives is we have the courage to face those trials,” she ended.

Have you been depressed, anxious, and physically ill for too long?

God was able to speak peace to the heart and mind of Edilyn. He can do the same for you. Seek God in prayer and allow Him to prove that He is your great and awesome healer.

When the sick and distressed cry to God, He hears them. He delivers them. From emotional healing to recovery from sickness, God in His love speaks, and it is done—the body and soul are restored to health.

“Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction. Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!” (Psalms 107:19-21 ESV)

Do you need prayers for healing?

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

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



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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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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


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.


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