For Melody Ortega of Cebu, watching The 700 Club Asia has been part of her evening routine. She’s been tuning in to the show since 2009. She never expected that her late night pastime would change her life.
An Unexpected Blessing
Melody was supposed to go to Dubai to find a better job, but she failed the requisite medical examination. The findings revealed that she’s suffering from an inflamed upper left lung.
“I was devastated upon seeing the results. There was so much disappointment,” she said. But one night, while watching The 700 Club Asia, she heard something surprisingly familiar.
“It was during Peter Kairuz’s prayer for the sick. I was surprised because he mentioned my illness: ‘a woman suffering from an inflamed upper left lung.’ I knew it was not a coincidence, so I claimed my healing right away!” she recalled.
A few days later, Melody went to the doctor to have her checkup and was amazed to see the results.
“There was no trace of inflammation on either of my lungs. It was a miracle!” exclaimed Melody, who could not contain her joy.
And that was just the start. She continued watching the show every night. “I would even text the Counseling Center to ask for prayers, and I always get answered prayers and it really brings me joy.”
A Place to Belong
Aside from her healing breakthrough, Melody also decided to fully commit her life to Jesus Christ through a prayer on the show. Then The 700 Club Counseling Center referred her to a partner church in Cebu.
Having a small group in church, Melody found new friends and confidantes. “I found a second home at my church. I feel accepted and free to worship God. I enjoy singing praise songs to God that I can’t help but cry during worship time in church,” she said in between sobs.
“Ever since I started attending church, I’ve grown and learned a lot. I started reading the Bible and discovered how God truly loves me. I also got rid of all the idols in my house,” she added.
“I also noticed that I became more forgiving and soft-hearted toward my detractors,” shared Melody. “I used to go to albularyos to inflict curses on my enemies, and now I regretted it. I repented from all my sins, and I know God has already forgiven me.”
Now that Melody knows who God really is, going to church has become a different kind of experience that she looks forward to every Sunday.
She said, “I want to thank The 700 Club Asia for introducing God’s love to me, for being a channel of His miraculous healing touch, and leading me to a church where I can grow. It’s more than just a TV show; it’s a life-changing program.”
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