Imagine a single father seeing his son fighting for his life and not knowing what to do.
It’s a circumstance that is very similar to what happened during Jesus’ time, when an official’s son almost died and begged Jesus to save him.
“Jesus then said, “Your son will live. Go on home to him.” The man believed Jesus and started back home. Some of the official’s servants met him along the road and told him, “Your son is better!” He asked them when the boy got better, and they answered, “The fever left him yesterday at one o’clock.” The boy’s father realized that at one o’clock the day before, Jesus had told him, “Your son will live!” So the man and everyone in his family put their faith in Jesus” (John 4:50, CEV).
It was like that for Teddy Baldera, a single father who does odd jobs to support his two children.
Teddy took on various jobs to sustain his two children. “I was just doing my part for us to survive,” he said.
He and his 9-year-old son Kent rummage trash for scrap metal, which is one of his sources of income. However, Kent began to have lung issues, possibly due to pollution.
Kent was sent to a nearby hospital, and thankfully, he got better.
Meanwhile, it became a habit for Teddy to watch the episodes of The 700 Club Asia. He was inspired and encouraged by the testimonies he saw. He was also always taking notes on the lesson he learned and writing on a notepad the Prayer Center’s contact information.
For Teddy, CBN Asia was a reliable help in times of need.
And he wasn’t wrong.
Kent began to have difficulty breathing while playing a year after recovering. He was gasping for air, and Teddy was panicking, not knowing what to do.
But then he remembered he had the Prayer Center’s contact information. Teddy hurried to a nearby store and used their phone to make a call, desperately asking for prayers.
A Prayer Center representative prayed for him and said, “God healed your son; go home to him now.”
Teddy came home to see Kent looking healthy and normal, as if nothing happened. He realized he was one call away from receiving a miracle.
Are you sick and need healing? God can heal you, too.
Call us now and together, we will bring your concerns to God.
Have you tried everything to succeed, only to face repeated failure?
Do these failures make you question God’s love and care for you?
If yes, we are here to assure you that the Lord looks after you!
Jomel and Rosanna Nibungco can testify how God is able and willing to turn things around in your life, breaking the cycle of defeat and helplessness.
Burdened with debts since the start of their marriage and lacking a stable income, Jomel struggled to support his new family.
“We faced countless trials. In fact, when we got married, we had to borrow money for the wedding. I felt deeply ashamed because as the head of the family, I didn’t have a job,” Jomel recalled.
However, their financial prospects took a turn for the worse when Jomel’s gambling addiction caused marital discord and plunged them into millions of peso debt.
Like Jomel, have you ever found yourself in a situation where you’ve exerted your utmost effort but still couldn’t overcome a weakness?
If you’re feeling disappointed with yourself and your progress, it’s important to be honest with others about your struggles. Seek God’s counsel and allow Him to work deep within you.
That’s what the couple did as they endured the consequences of financial negligence.
They also found encouragement during this time when they met Krystal Nacilla, a testimony giver in one of the episodes of The 700 Club Asia.
Despite facing financial struggles, they were inspired to support God’s ministry after hearing Krystal’s testimony.
Through watching The 700 Club Asia, Rosanna started to entrust their problems and concerns to the Lord. She also learned to claim His promise in Matthew 21:22 (ESV), “And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”
They went from drowning in debt to managing multiple successful businesses and properties, earning recognition as the best construction company locally and internationally.
“The Lord is truly good. He’s never forsaken us. It’s not always that every time we give or help, the Lord returns it to us. But the Lord knows exactly when we truly need Him. Every time we help others, He really returns more to us,” shared Jomel.
Just like how God blessed Jomel and Rosanna, His plan for your life is not just for you to be debt-free, but for you to bask in the goodness of His favor, enjoying His abundance and being used as His instrument of blessings.
No matter how many times you fail or how weak you are, you can always count on God.
“Taste of His goodness; see how wonderful the Eternal truly is. Anyone who puts trust in Him will be blessed and comforted.” (Psalm 34:8, VOICE)
Are you seeking God’s power over your relationship, career, or finances?
Be inspired by stories of miracles, breakthroughs, and healing on The 700 Club Asia Live TV Special, “Blessings: I-Mine Mo Na!” every midnight on GMA Network, from February 19 to 23 and February 26 to March 1, 2024.
Growing up, Shaina struggled with low self-esteem and an inferiority complex as people bullied her for the way she looked. Whenever she heard insults, writing was her outlet. That’s how she pours out her feelings.
Like Shaina, have you ever lost confidence in yourself because of what others say? How did you cope?
She coped through writing. In college, Shaina enjoyed writing as a hobby and though others saw her talent, she couldn’t fully realize and embrace it.
Until people started praising her posts on social media, and even suggested she write more—maybe even a book. Encouraged by their feedback, Shaina decided to begin writing her book during the pandemic.
She prayed and found inspiration in the story of Esther in the Bible. God allowed her to see the connection between faith and mental health.
Shaina approached a publishing company after she completed her manuscript in 2020. After a year of waiting, she received approval for her book proposal. However, her manuscript was too long. When asked to reduce the word count from 50,000 to 20,000, she refused, saying she wouldn’t compromise her book.
During Shaina’s moments of doubt and discouragement, God intervened and brought hope.
Her father encouraged her to watch The 700 Club Asia, where she saw a story about an author who successfully published her book during the pandemic.
This story inspired Shaina and gave her hope for her own book to be published despite challenges. Instead of worrying, she entrusted her concerns to God through prayer, seeking His will to prevail.
“I trust and rely on God because His ways and timing are perfect,” she said.
Two weeks later, the publisher proposed to trim down the words to 35,000 to 40,000 which Shaina willfully complied.
Last year, her book titled, “Chosen” was published and launched at Rockwell. After being invited to the Manila International Book Fair, her book has since sold almost 2,000 copies, reaching readers in the Philippines, US, and Canada.
If God is also touching your heart to use your talents and skills, even if there are discouraging circumstances, do not lose hope. God is in control! Nothing is impossible when your heart is aligned to His.
He will make it happen in His perfect time.
“God can turn impossibilities into possibilities,” Shaina declared. May this truth resonate with your own hopes and dreams, too.
One could reminisce about the joys of being loved by a father—recalling how dad taught you to ride a bike, picked you up from school, or showed you how to shoot a ball. For some, cherishing memories also means recalling the positive words that shaped who they’ve become.
This was an experience Caesar Gomez could not relate to.
To Caesar, the father who gave him life was the reason why he hated his life growing up. The father he expected to love him like no one else ended up inflicting wounds that would haunt him for years.
To Caesar, there’s no room for forgiveness for a father who, in a moment of anger, threw his own son out of a window for crying.
“I realized that even when I was still a child, my father was cruel. The things he did got stitched into my heart,” he recalled.
Like Caesar, do you carry the weight of a painful history and a fractured relationship with your father? Has your anger over the things he did and didn’t do hindered your journey toward forgiveness and reconciliation?
Remember, you are not alone. Your scars are valid.
The only vivid memory Caesar had with his dad was his desire to have his father pay for the pain he caused. He wanted to seek revenge for himself and his mother.
When he thought that his misery would end with his father’s death, Caesar realized that his anger was so deeply rooted that, even in his dreams, his painful experiences continued to haunt him.
To escape the pain, Caesar chased after vices. His anger towards his father acted like a slow-spreading disease, gradually taking control of his life.
As the years passed, the peace he yearned for remained elusive.
Until, one sleepless night, he tuned into an episode of the 700 Club Asia.
In that unexpected moment, he found solace by surrendering his life to Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Through that heartfelt prayer, he discovered the peace he longed for.
“I surrendered to God all the resentment, anger, or bitterness I felt towards everything my father did to us. I don’t want it to repeat in myself, my family, and my children,” Caesar shared.
He was able to forgive the father who never apologized, and through that act of forgiveness, he found peace and healing that no vice could ever provide.
God met Caesar in his trauma and healed him whole. This compelled him to build his family with the love he didn’t experience from his dad.
With joy, he shares, “The feeling of freedom cannot compare to any riches.”
You might think that God doesn’t understand your pain. Perhaps, you even harbored anger towards him for your painful childhood.
But as what Psalms 147:3 says, God desires to heal you from the wounds and free you from anger.
So, if you’ve been holding on to your resentment for so long, surrender it to God.
Through God’s forgiveness, Caesar was able to not only forgive but love in a way that he never experienced. God wants to do the same with you.
Have you ever wondered why it feels like your life is always a series of crises and difficulties?
Lerma Gabane had.
The feeling was so strong that the question was engraved in her mind.
As a mom, caring for a growing family and managing a household is already challenging and exhausting.
For Lerma, thinking about their financial needs has also been a heavy burden, as her partner’s weekly earnings of Php 500 could never meet their daily necessities.
This struggle is shared by many families who face the difficulties of living without a stable and sufficient income.
If you find yourself in Lerma’s shoes, hold on and let her story help you discover how you can unlock God’s blessings for your life.
Faced with overwhelming challenges, she questioned why her life wasn’t improving despite her earnest efforts to bring about change. “Lord, You said You love me, so why is it still like this? I’ve accepted You, thinking I would be lifted from hardship. What more is hindering me?” she would pray.
Do Lerma’s thoughts resonate with you?
Do you wonder why you are still suffering even after inviting Jesus into your life?
While there are various reasons why people suffer in life, Lerma discovered hers when one sleepless night she stumbled upon The 700 Club Asia and heard Peter Kairuz’s prayer.
As she joined the prayer, she was convicted when the host spoke about someone who was living a sinful lifestyle.
The Lord opened her eyes to realize that her setbacks were due to her sinful lifestyle—cohabiting with someone as her spouse outside the context of marriage.
You might be wondering how it became sinful when almost everyone does it today. However, the Word of God is clear on this matter.
As Hebrews 13:4 (NLT) says, “Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery.”
The Lord, the Author of marriage—not the patterns of the world nor the societal norms—holds the authority to define what is acceptable, moral, and righteous.
Upon realizing her position before the Lord, Lerma aspired to prioritize pleasing and obeying God.
After 11 years, she and her partner finally tied the knot, sealing their union under the blessing of marriage.
From that point onward, the Lord began to pour out His favor and blessings upon her and her household.
Her husband, who used to work as a contractual laborer, has finally secured regular employment. He earns more than triple his previous weekly income.
Before, they had to search for different apartments because they couldn’t settle the rental fee. Now, they are enjoying the comfort and peace of having their own home.
Additionally, their children have become responsible and compassionate, assisting them now that they have jobs of their own.
“I am super blessed. Just follow God. Hold onto His promises, and you will surely succeed in every aspect of life,” Lerma happily shared.
Truly, those who obey God will enjoy a harvest of blessings!
There may be hardships but the Lord is the One who will sustain, strengthen, and save everyone who chooses to obey Him.
“Thanks to the Lord, thanks to The 700 Club Asia. I truly gained lessons. The difficulties I’ve been through, it turns out, will strengthen me,” Lerma stated.
“How joyful are those who fear the Lord—all who follow his ways! You will enjoy the fruit of your labor. How joyful and prosperous you will be (Psalm 128:1-2, NLT).”
Do you also want to enjoy life with the blessings God has for you?
Choose to seek and follow Him! The key to unlocking God’s blessings is through obedience.
Following God’s will may seem daunting, but as you deepen your understanding of God, you will come to love obeying His commands.
On the other hand, disobedience brings curses, unnecessary heartbreaks, and troubles. When we neglect God’s commands, we are blocking the flow of blessings into our lives.
If today, you feel like nothing good is happening in your life—no growth, progress, or change—perhaps the Lord wants to address something in your heart.
We are here to help you lift your concerns and struggles to the Lord! The CBN Asia Prayer Center is available 24/7 to pray for you and with you.
And if the Lord is prompting you to partner with us as we bring His love, joy, and hope to many other families and communities who are yet to hear and experience the Lord, we encourage you to partner with us!
Thank you so much for supporting our ministry! May God’s love and truth richly dwell in you, and may He grant you the desires of your heart and make all your plans succeed (Psalm 20:4).
How can the trials that you face today – the sickness that has rendered you jobless, the dysfunctional relationships that have given you trauma, or the job-induced anxiety that has kept you awake every night – be something that you’d be grateful for tomorrow?
Let the story of Marilyn Teodoro encourage you that every pain you endure has a purpose; that what the enemy meant for evil, God truly meant for good.
Marilyn was no stranger to suffering. At a young age, she witnessed the separation of her parents. While it was something she learned to accept and live with, it was something that scared her.
This gave birth to the fear that if she got married, she would also have a broken marriage.
This fear became a painful reality as she endured physical abuse from the husband she unconditionally loved. She fought for that marriage to work at the expense of being a battered wife.
Marilyn eventually mustered the strength to walk away from the destructive marriage, a decision that marked a turning point in her life.
We all have suffered in one way or another. And when you’re in the middle of the trial, it can be difficult to believe that God has a good purpose for it.
But believe it when God says through Scripture that suffering is never for nothing.
“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.” (James 1:2-4 NLT)
The suffering that Marilyn despised was the very place God used to introduce Himself as her personal Savior.
Coming out of that abusive relationship, Marilyn found her way to a church where she came to know Jesus and the community which encouraged her to watch The 700 Club Asia.
With everything that she’s been through, The700 Club Asia and her community have helped her find the deeper purpose of her suffering. She realized that faith and prayer are the cornerstone of a joyful life.
Knowing this, she called CBN Asia Prayer Center and opened up about her greatest desire – that God would reconcile her broken family.
A year later, Marilyn received news about his father, who was suffering from lymphoma. While this was heartbreaking news, God used this situation to bring the family together and reconcile her parents.
Marilyn shares, “I was surprised because my mom held my dad’s hand and said that she sought forgiveness and hoped for his healing. My dad was moved to tears.”
God has answered her prayer for a happy home, a heart free from hatred, and the grace to forgive the person who abused her.
Her heart overflows with gratitude for the Lord and this has compelled her to give and support CBN Asia.
Truly, God is faithful to His promises in His Word.
“As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.” (Genesis 50:20 ESV)
All that Marilyn went through was a prequel to the beautiful plans and purpose God fulfilled: her finding God as her friend and Savior and the joyful home God always wanted her to have.
Before she received a second chance from God, her life was a mess, and she felt the same way about herself, too.
She knew who Jesus is but had no personal relationship with Him. She felt He is too good to be true, and she was too wretched to be saved.
Everything changed when her husband, Rio, was jailed due to drugs.
Confused, devastated, angry, and lost, Jessamine didn’t know how to raise their child alone, especially since she didn’t have a job.
If you were in her shoes, what would you do?
Jessamine couldn’t do anything because she was crippled by all her problems coming at once.
But God did something.
She chanced upon one of the episodes of The 700 Club Asia and was surprised to hear that most of the testimonies reflected her story!
Like a beacon of light in the darkest of times, The 700 Club Asia sparked hope in Jessamine to believe again—to believe that God is the God of second chances, and it’s not too late for them.
“I found hope that our family would be complete again,” she recalled.
Jessamine gave her life to Jesus. She accepted Him as her Lord and Savior, and she was never the same.
She wanted the same thing to happen to her husband, but little did she know, God has already met Rio where he was—inside his prison cell.
While in prison, Rio repented and called on God day and night, asking for strength.
Pastors visited Rio and his cellmates to preach and to read the Bible for them. That was when he realized how great God’s grace was—enough for Him to give Rio a second chance at life.
Who would have thought that all this happened 5 years ago?
Now, Jessamine and Rio serve at a local church, where they grow spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and even financially. Rio is currently working as a driver, while Jessamine has a work-from-home job.
It’s inspiring to see that God can use one episode to give someone a second chance.
In these dark times, would you want to be a beacon of hope and also give a second chance to those in need? Partner with us now!
Are you overwhelmed with heartbreaks that you have no idea how to solve?
Doreen Gonzales felt the same when she found out that her mom was sick and her dad was having an affair.
Doreen shared a close bond with her mother, Yolanda. She was amazed with her mother’s faith after she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior.
They both loved watching The 700 Club Asia and as time passed by, they showed character growth and grew closer to God.
As Doreen was transformed by God, her faith was challenged. She discovered her father’s affair and her mother’s cancer.
“I saw my father’s photos with his girlfriend and it hurt me to see my mom getting balder and thinner,” she recalled.
This filled her with so much hatred and so many questions.
Life went on, but it was never easy.
After completing her nursing degree, Doreen entered a relationship. Despite the love they felt at first, her boyfriend married someone else.
He married someone from another country to obtain citizenship. Doreen chose to end the relationship, but the guy insisted.
He was willing to give her what she wanted, so Doreen tried his sincerity by asking for a house and lot.
When the man’s legal family found out, they filed a case against Doreen. She was helpless as all her problems piled up but there was no solution in sight.
Doreen remembered The 700 Club Asia and reached out to the CBN Asia Prayer Center. She pleaded for prayer support.
With the ongoing legal battles instigated by her ex-boyfriend’s family, Doreen didn’t expect that she would meet her future husband. Her prayers were answered as the court dismissed the case.
Doreen experienced God’s faithfulness in her career, too. During her last board exam, she prayed to pass, even with a modest score of 75.6.
To her surprise, God exceeded her expectations—she passed the exam with flying colors! She considered CBN Asia Prayer Center as her vital support in prayer.
Now, Doreen and her husband actively serve the Lord. She also decided to forgive her father.
“There is really a God that changes a person’s life,” she shared.
Let Doreen’s life remind you that every situation is designed to teach you perseverance, and faith in God’s plans. With faith, hope, and prayer, you can overcome even the most challenging circumstances.
You can find joy in the midst of it all.
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” (James 1:2-4 NIV)
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Have you ever found yourself thinking that you had your life all planned out for the future?
Little did you know, God has something bigger prepared for you.
Just like how he surprised Alejandro Duarte.
After working as a driver for a hardware store while studying an Automotive course, Alejandro became a car technician in a well-known car company. He was able to provide for his family’s needs and save for himself.
In search of a better life, Alejandro decided to leave his job and join a networking business. However, he found himself slowly losing his savings and he knew that his decision was not right at that time.
After getting married, he decided to go back to his previous employer and work again as a car technician to support his family.
“When I got home one night, my wife asked if I already had my salary because we only had a Php 100 budget left for our needs. Right then, I knew that my salary was not enough for our family,” Alejandro recalled.
But this situation did not hinder Alejandro from helping and giving to CBN Asia. While he was watching its program, The 700 Club Asia, with his wife, he was so inspired by the stories of hope and faith, that he also encouraged his wife to give to the Lord’s ministry.
Even in their lack, Alejandro was eager to donate and help those in need.
That’s when they experienced God’s faithfulness.
Just weeks after Alejandro and his wife gave a Php 500 donation, God blessed them with so much more than what they needed!
They now have a sari-sari store, a Siomai franchise, and a water-refilling station.
After experiencing God’s goodness, Alejandro decided to accept Jesus Christ in his heart as his Savior and allowed God to use him to bless many people.
Just like Alejandro, Your Heavenly Father has something bigger prepared for you, and He can use you to do greater things.
You can hold on to God’s promise found in Matthew 19:26, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
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