Do You Feel Like Your Life is Falling Apart?

“My life is falling apart…”

These were the thoughts running through Flordeliza Lalic’s head as she endured one setback after another.

Everything of her family’s possessions was destroyed in the 1991 Mt. Pinatubo eruption. With 2 children to support, her husband loaned money so they could start anew. However, on his way home, he was robbed and stabbed to death.

“My husband took out a Php 38,000 loan. On his way home, he was called by a group of drunk men who saw the money in his wallet. They went after him and ended his life,” she recalled.

Desperate and hopeless, Flordeliza fell on her knees to pray. She asked God to help her and give her hope. She asked God to give her a job so that she could support her children.

“Lord, please help me. I need to raise my children well,” she prayed.

Are you also facing challenges after challenges?

No matter how difficult life may be, there’s always hope!

It was also during this time that she chanced upon The 700 Club Asia. She found encouragement in the story of the testimony giver whose generosity to the ministry was repaid by God with a shower of blessings. Flordeliza was moved to give Php 300.

“I asked how to donate to The 700 Club Asia because I really wanted to,” she shared.

A few days after, she was recommended by a friend to a Korean employer who offered her a job as a caretaker. Along with this, is a salary good enough to take care of their family’s needs.

Because of this, she was able to provide for her children and send them to school. Now, she has stopped working because her daughter, who already graduated from college, volunteered to be the breadwinner of the family.

On top of the blessing, they have now acquired a new home and started their sari-sari store business!

God’s presence, help, and comfort are truly ever-present in times of difficulty. After everything Flordeliza has gone through, God was there to rescue her.

He can do the same for you. If you feel like your life is falling apart, call unto Jesus, and He will be your ever-present help.

“Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for You are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.” (Psalm 23:4 NLT)

If you are struggling and in need of prayers, the CBN Asia Prayer Center is available around the clock, every day of the week. Share your prayer requests with us right now, call 8-737-0-700.

Meanwhile, if you want to bless more people like Flordeliza, partner with us today!

Do You Want to Bless Others, But You Don’t Know How?

Playing outside, watching television, reading books, meeting friends, going on a family vacation–these are what children usually do nowadays.

However, not all of them are privileged to have this kind of life.

Like Sid Espin. At a young age, he experienced a major challenge in his life.

Sid was born with Hernia­­–which happens when an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle. Surgical repair is sometimes offered to patients to prevent further complications.

Because of Sid’s medical condition, he got bullied by other kids. “I cry every time they tease me,” Sid shared.

Sid’s grandmother, Rufina, shared their consultation with one of Sid’s doctors, “His doctor told us that he needs to undergo surgery, and we need to prepare Php 120,000. We don’t have enough money.”

They tried to reach out for help. Sid was about to have an operation at one of the hospitals in Davao but due to the pandemic, it was delayed.

Until one of Rufina’s acquaintances introduced Operation Blessing.

Operation Blessing is the humanitarian arm of CBN Asia. Their mission is to share God’s love by helping our kababayans in need through disaster response, healthcare, children’s program, and hunger relief.

With the help of Operation Blessing, Sid was referred to Tebow Cure Hospital. One of the good news they got was that they no longer had to worry about his medical finances!

Tebow Cure Hospital is a partner of Operation Blessing in giving hope to children with disabilities through life-changing surgery.

Rufina shared his grandson’s reaction when he heard about the news, “Sid said that he’s very excited because finally, his health problem will be solved.

After a long wait, in August 2022, Sid underwent an operation to treat his Hernia.

Rufina expressed her thankfulness, “Thank you to Tebow Cure Hospital, especially to Operation Blessing. They were the ones who led us to that hospital.”

Sid is currently enjoying his normal life with his family and friends.

“Thank you to Tebow Cure Hospital and Operation Blessing for helping me with my surgery,” Sid happily shared.

Do you want to be an instrument of hope to children like Sid? You can be a part of Operation Blessing’s mission! Partner with us now!

What If God Calls You to Give, But You Do Not Have Enough to Offer?

Would you be afraid? Or would you trust God?

Marie Betita, a Real Estate Agent, was called by God to give. However, she finds it difficult to give back to God because her husband is unemployed, and she is the sole breadwinner of their family. Thinking about the bills to pay and the expenses, she hesitates to do so.

Marie came to the point when she asked God to lend her money for her tithes, “I promised God that I would give if He could lend me some money.” Marie added that she cannot imagine that she was asking God for that.

One night, God touched her heart to respond to her calling when she watched The 700 Club Asia. She saw kids going to feeding programs to eat and did not have clean water to drink. It reminded her how blessed she is.

Do you have the same mindset as Marie?

“I have clean water to drink. I also have a job. All I need to do is to trust God. Though I do not have enough now, I was eager to give,” said Marie.

So, when Marie received her paycheck, she donated to God’s ministry.

God honored her obedience. Marie closed a deal and received Php 60,000 with Php 2,500 commission. She then decided to give her commission to The 700 Club Asia.

God proved she can never outgive Him!

Her Php 2,500 donation multiplied up to Php 70,000 when she sold a house! Marie’s doubts about giving to God perished when she learned how God works. All she needs to do is to trust the Lord with all her heart.

Marie feels like her cup is overflowing. As she responded to God’s call through giving, her whole life changed. He even surprised her with a house and lot that she won from a company raffle!

Indeed, God works beyond what we can think or imagine. As promised in His Word:

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38 NIV)

Is God calling you to give but you feel like you do not have enough to offer?

Trust God and hold on to His promises. Because when God calls you to do something, He will provide everything you need to follow Him.

Do you want to give and be blessed like Marie? You can partner with us and be a blessing to our kababayans!

If you are struggling with your finances and you need prayers, the CBN Asia Prayer Center is here for you. Call us at 8737-0700 or email prayforme@cbnasia.org.

Fresh Eyes to See God’s Goodness

Imagine what it feels like to feel weak around your eye and feel like something is pulling around it. Imagine having to tilt or turn your head just to see an image clearly. And imagine how confusing it is to see two different images at the same time.

During her early years, Diana Rose Alfonso’s life was filled with cuts and bruises, figuratively and literally, from always falling to the ground due to her condition. She was diagnosed with strabismus, or having crossed eyes, which made her early childhood difficult.

As a child, she loved to play with her neighbors around her age. But doing what seemed normal for other kids—playing, running around, and watching television shows—was extra challenging for her.

There were times she could run around and play, but at the risk of always tripping and falling on the ground.

Dally, Diana Rose’s mother, was pained to see her daughter incapable of doing seemingly normal things and not enjoying her childhood. She was also worried about her future.

“I’m afraid that she’d be unable to read and write. I’m worried that she might have a more difficult time in the future,” Dally said.

But her fears and worries were short-lived when Operation Blessing reached their town to help.

It was the year 2013 when the team first saw Diana Rose, and she was just 2 years old at that time. They saw how she tripped and fell after running around. Moved by compassion, Operation Blessing offered free eye surgery for Diana.

With Operation Blessing’s help and a volunteer medical team from the United States, the operation was successful. Finally, Diana Rose was completely healed from having crossed eyes!

God is indeed good, and He loves seeing people get healed. If you are in a similar situation right now, remember to “trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths” (Proverbs 3:5–6, ESV).

It was the year 2018 when Operation Blessing visited Diana Rose and her family again. Six years passed, and they saw the huge impact of the surgery on Diana’s life.

She is freely and happily playing, without fear of falling, and enjoying the best of her childhood. She is also good at reading and writing, which brought so much relief to her mother.

A young girl’s life was changed, and a bright future awaited straight ahead of her.

“I’m happy to see her happy. We’re so grateful for Operation Blessing. God used them so my daughter could be healed,” Dally said.

Diana is just one of the many lives that God changed through Operation Blessing. And this couldn’t be done without your help.

Many of our kababayans are in desperate need right now, and you can be the light in the most challenging times—so they can see God’s goodness in their lives!

If you are moved by Diana’s story, you can partner with us to make something like this happen again!

Do you need prayers? The CBN Asia Prayer Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Send us your prayer requests or call 8737-0700!

 

Bedridden Teenager Experiences God’s Miracle

Are you praying for healing?

If you are severely sick or you know someone who is bedridden, let Ricardo Gayo’s story give you hope. He was diagnosed with 3 fatal diseases.

Ricardo grew up in a religion where it’s forbidden to read the Bible, so he constantly smoked cigarettes and drank alcohol. He thought nothing was wrong with these vices.

At the early age of 13, Ricardo chanced upon a few episodes of The 700 Club Asia.

“I was amazed by how God shows His power. But that’s it,” he said. It was not enough to push him to be better.

Despite his enjoyment of a ruleless life, Ricardo started experiencing physical discomfort, chest pains, and shortness of breath. And at 15 years old, he was diagnosed with a severe heart problem.

Imagine how stressful and hopeless a teenager feels after being told that his heart is failing. The thought of not affording hospital fees and medicines has drained his energy.

While he was still looking for a cure for his cardiac problem, another disease arose. It was just as bad as the first one, cancer of the blood cells–Leukemia.

Without enough money to address these diseases, Ricardo stayed at home and treated himself the best he could.

But his diseases worsened.

“My sickness kept me awake all the time. I had no appetite, so I kept losing weight. My fingers were already turning purple. Every day, I felt more fragile.” Ricardo expresses his burden.

His sister witnessed Ricardo’s heartbreaking situation, “We still had a traditional thermometer before, and I really saw the red line reach the end. That’s how high his fever was.”

Just when he thought that two diseases are difficult enough, here comes a third one.

The doctors told him he had malaria of the brain.

“You only have 3 days to live,” the doctors finally said.

The small amount of hope Ricardo had before is now completely gone. He just laid on his bed and accepted his death.

Ricardo’s mother came to him on his bed and cried. He always argued with his mother before, so he didn’t expect that she would be the one earnestly praying for his healing.

She held his hand and asked him to accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior.

Thinking that he was about to die, he invited and accepted Jesus in his heart.

He suddenly recalled watching The 700 Club Asia when he was younger.

“I heard them say that if you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you will experience a miracle.”

After his mother’s prayer, he fell into a deep sleep like never before. He woke up feeling renewed and replenished. He simply described it as instant healing.

They returned to the hospital and all the tests came back negative. All his diseases are now cured. He is healed.

“The testimonies I watched before really helped me. I realized that God was already preparing me at that time,” he said, smiling.

At the age of 21, he offered his life to God as a preacher in a Christian church.

And after a few years, he now has his own family who serves God with him.

Ricardo’s life has made him testify of the goodness of God, “He is really the God of healing. What may seem impossible to men is really possible with God.”

Are you already losing hope because of a sickness?

Draw near to God, now more than ever. Seek and follow His Words. Put your trust in His power and believe that He can restore your strength.

My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.” – Proverbs 4:20-22

If you have prayer requests, you can reach us at 8-737-0-700 or click here.

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