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?
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