Sewing New Hope and Dreams for the Women of Marawi

When it comes to armed conflicts, it is not about who is right, but who is left.

This rings true for the people who witnessed and survived the siege in Marawi. When the Marawi siege broke out in 2017, hundreds and thousands of families were left wondering how to rebuild their lives.

Amid the massive displacement, damaged properties, and disrupted livelihood and peace, the survivors managed to rise from the rubble with the help of the government and humanitarian organizations, such as CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines.

For many women in Marawi, sewing became a regular source of income. However, it all came to an abrupt end when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country last 2020.

Once again, these women and their families were left to face another struggle, reeling from the pandemic’s impact. Some of them were forced to sell food instead, while others struggled to make ends meet.

As the resilient women of Marawi try to restore their livelihoods, Operation Blessing extends support once again!

Ten beneficiaries received sewing materials and equipment—including brand-new edging machines. These machines will help improve product quality and durability, making them more attractive to buyers and possibly, increasing the women’s income.

It has been a long road to recovery, but together, we can help more women and families rebuild their hopes and dreams by reviving their livelihoods.

Join us in this journey. You may make a one-time or monthly gift through cbnasia.com/give, or Operation Blessing’s donation channels. For more information on how you can support, call 09399215543 or 09189067753.

Superbook Shares the Gospel to the Aeta Community

There’s no stopping Superbook from sharing the gospel with the children all over the Philippines!

The Superbook team brought the fun-filled event Gizmo on the GO! at To God Be The Glory Christian Academy in Zambales. Many children from the Aeta community attend this school.

The day was filled with joy as the students arrived. They couldn’t hide their smiles and excitement! Everyone eagerly participated in the games and activities.

The highlight for many was watching the Superbook episode He is Risen, which tells the story of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection to save mankind from sin and death (John 19-20). This timeless Bible story not only taught them life lessons but also led them to receive Jesus in their hearts.

Fifteen-year-old Rijanaly shared her thoughts after watching Superbook. “Having Jesus in our lives is important, especially when we face tough times. I also learned to love and obey my parents,” she said.

Teacher Romalyn Ladringan shared that Superbook is an effective tool in teaching God’s Word to children, “It’s crucial to instill God’s Word in children so they can carry these lessons with them throughout their lives.”

The students’ excitement soared when their beloved robot friend, Gizmo, joined them. Together, they joyfully danced and sang along to The Salvation Poem. They also prayed a heartfelt prayer to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior, making the day more meaningful for them!

The children also received loot bags filled with yummy snacks and Superbook gifts.

Through Gizmo on the GO!, CBN Asia not only brought a joyful afternoon to the children of the Aeta community but also sowed seeds of faith, hope, and love. The lessons they have learned from Superbook can resonate in their hearts for years to come, shaping their character and guiding them on their life journey.

Join Superbook’s mission to share Jesus and touch the lives of children and families throughout the Philippines. Send us a message on Facebook if you want to be involved in our ministry.

CBN Asia Launches Superbook Cebuano, Empowers Churches to Reach More People for Jesus through Social Media

With hopes of empowering ministers and touching the lives of young Cebuanos, CBN Asia flew to the heart of Cebu and launched Superbook Cebuano, and conducted social media evangelism workshop in Robinsons Galleria Cebu, last October 7.

Bannering the title, “Growing Your Ministry through Social Media,” former CBN Asia Digital Media Manager Sheena Mangunay shared the best practices in maximizing social media platforms and tools to reach more audience and share the gospel online.

The workshop inspired 23 dedicated participants from Victory churches in Cebu to unveil the aspirations of their ministries, understand their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

They revisited their ministry’s vision, mission, core values, goals, and the audience they aim to reach. Ultimately, they received tools that can help them craft a customized social media growth strategy.

Clouie Lastima, one of the participants, couldn’t help but express her heartfelt gratitude for the invaluable experience she gained during the workshop.

“This is one for the books. It’s been an incredible privilege to hear directly from Miss Sheena. Her insights and strategies, especially on using social media to serve the Lord and our community, have been incredibly inspiring,” she said.

After a morning filled with insights followed an exciting afternoon for Cebuano kids—the Superbook Cebuano Grand Launch.

For the first time, children and their parents watched the Superbook episode, “A Giant Adventure” in Bisaya! Witnessing the kids engage in the story, now translated into their native language, was truly heartwarming.

Laughter filled the hall as they took on the challenge of Gizmo’s Talent Show, where they showcased their TikTok dance moves.

The fun experience didn’t end there; they played games, answered trivia questions, took home Superbook merchandise, and sang “The Salvation Poem” in Cebuano, too!

The journey extended to the Children’s Haven Orphanage in Cordova the following day, October 8.

Gizmo on the Go!’s Super Crew and everyone’s beloved robot friend, Gizmo, sparked hope and joy in the lives of children.

The kids, along with their teachers, danced and watched an exciting film. They also engaged in quizzes, challenged themselves, and delved into a mind-boggling, scientific question-and-answer session.

The Superbook team also visited the kids in Ganaan Christian Academy in Lapu-Lapu City. The day was filled with activities, and the children were thrilled to meet Gizmo and take home Superbook merchandise.

CBN Asia continues to empower ministries, inspire children, and share God’s love with Filipino communities and beyond.

You, too, can take part in this meaningful journey. Call 8-737-0-700 to know how you can be a blessing today!

Mom Shares How Superbook Helped 2 Generations of Their Family Learn More about God

What is one thing from your childhood that you want to pass on to your kids?

For SuperMom Rosabelita, it’s the Bible lessons she got from watching Superbook back in the ‘80s and ‘90s.

Rosabelita loved watching Superbook Classic and The Flying House when she was younger. Now, it’s her daughter Paula’s turn to join the fun Bible adventures of Chris, Joy, and Gizmo!

She doesn’t want Paula to just watch Superbook for fun without learning lessons from it. So, she decided to go on a Superbook journey once more–this time with her daughter!

The mother-and-daughter duo went to participate in a Gizmo on the GO! event in Robinsons Gapan, Nueva Ecija, last April. “Gizmo on the GO!” is a fun-filled event where kids can try different activities, play games, watch Superbook episodes, take a selfie with their favorite robot friend Gizmo, and more!

SuperMom Rosabelita proudly cheered for her daughter as Paula answered every question during Gizmo’s Lab, a quiz bee part of the show, with ease. She ended up being the winner, even taking home special prizes from Gizmo!

Rosabelita shared that Superbook’s visuals appeal to kids—encouraging them to learn about biblical lessons and good values. In fact, she noticed some similarities between Chris’ experience in the Superbook episode, He is Risen with that of her daughter.

“At first, Chris had a different attitude toward his mom. But after he went to Jesus’ time and then back to the present, his attitude toward his mother changed. That also happened with Paula,” she said, testifying on how Superbook helps her teach good values to her daughter.

The SuperMom also gave advice to other parents, “I hope that they will make time to watch Superbook together with their children, so they can explain life lessons from the show.”

Watching Superbook not only helps children understand Bible lessons better, but it also gives opportunities for parents and kids to bond. SuperParents can also use the Superbook Family Discussion Guide to help their learning time be more meaningful and productive!

Help us reach more Filipino children and parents through Superbook by becoming a CBN Asia partner today! Click here to know how you can donate.

JOB HIRING CBN ASIA

Mobilization Coordinator – Visayas

JOB HIRING CBN ASIA

Job Description:

The job entails the strategic mobilization of local churches and ministerial groups/fellowships in order to (1) promote awareness of ACM and mission programs, (2) recruit qualified applicants for the Missionary Training Program (MTP), and (3) assist in the formation of missional communities.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably from Bible school/seminary, or equivalent work experience
  • At least 2 years intensive experience in people-related jobs
  • Missions experience/exposure is a must
  • Sound understanding of biblical principles
  • Sound English proficiency skills; knowledge of other languages and dialects an advantage
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Computer proficient (MS applications)
  • Kairos graduate
  • Willing to travel
  • Knows how to drive​

Quake-Stunned Families in Abra Need Your Prayers and Helping Hands

It was a fine Wednesday morning for the residents of Abra who were just going about their usual routines. Light rain sizzle in the streets as the workers start their busy day, while others remained cooped up in their homes—oblivious to the tragedy that is about to befall the land.

Then a magnitude 7.0 earthquake jolted the whole province.

The next thing they know, everything they had was gone.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reports that the strong quake claimed lives, injured hundreds, displaced thousands, and damaged billions-worth of homes and infrastructures in Abra and northern parts of Luzon.

The whole province and nearby areas spent the following days in state of utter shock—hoping and praying that they could rise from the rubble again.

To share a ray of hope to quake-stunned families in Abra, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, swiftly deployed a disaster response team to conduct a rapid assessment and deliver lifesaving help.

Operation Blessing’s staff and volunteers braved their way to Abra and is set to reach survivors who are still reeling from one of the biggest earthquakes that shook the province.

The team has been coordinating and strategizing with the Local Government Unit to bring relief when and where it is needed most.

Through your prayers and support, we can help our kababayans get back on their feet!

Send hope by giving through GCash (Operation Blessing), through Operation Blessing’s website, 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

In-kind donations are also welcome. Reach out to your kababayans in Abra by dropping off your donations to 538 MRR Road, Mahogany Industrial Compound, Manggahan, Pasig City—from Monday to Friday, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Food items:

  • Rice
  • Canned goods
  • Noodles
  • Powdered milk
  • Coffee
  • Sugar

Hygiene items:

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Face towel
  • Sanitary napkin
  • Diaper
  • Slippers

Other non-food items (must be new):

  • Sleeping mats
  • Blankets
  • Malong
  • Bath towel

For more information on how you can donate, contact 0939-921-5543 or send a message through Operation Blessing’s Facebook page.

If you wish to support the entire CBN Asia Family of Ministries, here are the ways to give.

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Superbook Makes Life-Changing Impact on a Young Girl and Her Teacher

Like many children, 11-year-old Czerina Adaya is heavily influenced by what she sees and hears on TV. Thankfully, watching Superbook inspires her to be obedient, polite, and God-loving.

Superbook taught me to obey my parents, to pray every day, and to avoid saying bad words,” says Czerina, who discovered Superbook through YouTube and a Bible study.

The grade 6 student loves the show so much that she could not contain her excitement when she joined Superbook’s Gizmo on the Go event at Robinsons General Trias Mall last week.

Czerina and all the certified Batang Superbook sang, danced, prayed, and played exciting games! They were all thrilled to meet the Super Crew and their favorite robot friend, Gizmo.

To Czerina, the part she enjoyed most was Gizmo Lab, where they were quizzed about their favorite subjects. She said it was an amazing experience as it was her first time on stage.

The kid is grateful that she continues to discover more about Jesus and His saving love in a fun way through Superbook and Gizmo on the Go. As she watches the show, Czerina also prays that her family would also experience the joy she found in Jesus.

“I know Jesus is my Lord and Savior, and I pray that He will also save my entire family,” Czerina shared.

She and her friends were accompanied by their Sunday school teacher, Melanie Luna from Jesus Is Lord Church, in General Trias, Cavite.

According to her teacher Melanie, watching Superbook is highly recommended by their church pastor because not only does it promote good values, but it also teaches biblical principles in an interactive and enjoyable way!

Seeing the positive impact Superbook has on her students, teacher Melanie encourages parents and teachers to let their children watch Superbook.

She hopes that instead of spending much time playing online games, more kids will be inspired to watch the show that helps with values formation. Teacher Melanie also hopes that through Superbook, God will continue to touch the hearts of both the young and the old.

“I pray that God will continue to bless the kids with strength, wisdom, and excellence, and that He will continue to help us parents and teachers in guiding our children’s spiritual walk. Even though we, too, are struggling, I pray that we will not give up,” she said.

Stay updated on Gizmo’s next stops! Follow Batang Superbook on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Tiktok. You can also support Superbook by being a partner. Visit SuperGifts PH on Shopee and Lazada now!

God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this;

it is a gift from God. – Ephesians 2:8-9

Is there anyone who comes to mind that you know messed up his life big time and yet God continues to love and forgive him? We might be quick to say that the person is undeserving but in God’s eyes, that person is still considered a recipient of His love and forgiveness!

My friend, this is God’s amazing grace. It must be the most difficult concept in the Bible to understand yet the very heart of the Father for all of us!

This is grace – God’s unmerited favor. In it, you and I have been given a gift we didn’t earn. The Bible even says that we are saved by grace expressed by God’s forgiveness of our sins. His blessings to us even include peace and fulfillment in this life and, in the life to come, unencumbered fellowship with Him for all eternity.

Isn’t that something that amazes you? That is how much God loves us! That is His boundless grace – at the cross, His Son died for your sins and mine. So, we could be with Him forever.

Not only does this grace fill our relationship with God. This same boundless grace pouring out in us is the same grace that allows us to endure trials and sufferings. Amidst uncertainties and the seemingly never-ending pandemic, God’s abounding grace sustains.

You may have developed habits and lifestyles that make it hard for you to receive and extend grace especially during this pandemic. But the Bible gives us hope and reminds us that through God’s help, the impossible will be made possible. Remember, God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work (2 Corinthians 9:8).

The boundless grace of God is the good news you help us bring every time you give to CBN Asia and we cannot thank you enough for your partnership that brings hope and transformation to thousands upon thousands of people.

Because you heed the call to partner with our Family of Ministries, once messed up lives are now filled with the transforming love and boundless love of God. Thank you for helping us become witnesses of God’s grace through our live TV Special of The 700 Club Asia “Boundless Grace” that aired last August 23 to September 3, 2021, on GMA.

 By giving, you become a part of someone receiving the boundless grace from God. And as you continue to be an extension of God’s loving and helping hand through CBN Asia, may you receive God’s promises to those who faithfully give in His name. May His blessings overflow to you and to your family.

In His service,

PETER M. KAIRUZ
President and CEO, CBN Asia
Host, The 700 Club Asia

Job Hiring CBN Asia

Social Media Producer (Batang Superbook)

Job Description:

-Plan and create content for assigned social media platforms

-Responsible for the brand’s growth on assigned social media platforms

-Moderate comments and messages on assigned platforms

-Plans video and photoshoots; produce excellent and engaging photos/videos

-Strong storytelling skills and creative flair

-Able to produce content for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as needed

Job Qualifications:

-2+ years experience in journalism and/or social media/ video production

-Knowledge in social media marketing and content creation

-Deep knowledge of Instagram and YouTube

-Excellent communication skills in person and in various written formats (English and Filipino)

-Ability to multitask, work under pressure and beat deadlines

-Up-to-date with Instagram and YouTube trends

-Knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite is a plus

-Knowledge in Photography is a must

Interested? Send, fax, or email your resume to:

THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

CBN Asia Inc., P.O. Box 2572, MCPO, 1265, Makati City

Fax No. 8818-1620 | E-mail: jobs@cbnasia.org

Lent in Time of COVID-19: How to Spend Meaningful Holy Week on Quarantine

Are you wondering how you can spend a meaningful Holy Week during this time of pandemic?

Over the years, most Filipinos observe Holy Week through various outdoor activities such as visiting a church, going to prayer mountains, or enjoying a relaxing vacation with loved ones. However, doing such things may seem out of the question now, as most are on quarantine to stay safe from COVID-19. 

Worry not, here are some ways to make your Lenten season still meaningful even when you’re stuck inside your household: 

1. Spend time with God.

The world needs your prayers, now more than ever.

Whether as an individual or as a family, this quarantine provides an opportunity to spend more time with God. Close that door, open the Bible and meditate on God’s Word.

Ask, “What is this crisis telling me? How can this pandemic lead me closer to God?”

Apart from praying for protection, provision, and healing of this nation, may your prayer times be aHannah Goodwyn puts it in her CBN article entitled Lent: What Is It Good For? The days of Lent are a time of meditation, fasting and repentance, and a time to wage war against desires that may be contrary to God’s Word. 

2. Spend time with family.

Spending quality time with your family is one of the many things you can do during the quarantine.

You may gather and watch shows that foster good family values, help find your identity in Christ, and help you strengthen your faith and believe in miracles again. You may also dig into child-friendly resources online so the youngsters can enjoy them, too! 

Now that everybody’s at home, it could be a perfect time for expressing love, restoring relationships, and creating meaningful conversations with your family members.

Extend help.

Aside from taking care of the family, God also calls His people to show compassion to their neighborsBut, how can you perform acts of charity in a time of social distancing? 

Good news! You can help protect the frontliners and help families who are severely affected by COVID-19 by donating to organizations, like Operation Blessing, which distributes much-needed protective gear and food packs to hospitals and communities. Also, avoiding hoarding suppliecould help lessen the plight of others. 

As the saying goes, every crisis is an opportunity. Being on a quarantine this Holy Week could be a good opportunity to spend time with God, spend time with your family, and extend help to your kababayans in need. May you have a safe and meaningful Holy Week. 

Do you need prayers and encouragementSend your prayer requests to CBN Asia Prayer Center or call 8-737-0700. We would love to pray for you!

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