A 24/7 Haven for Weary OFWs in Hong Kong

For the sake of their loved ones, our overseas Filipino workers went the extra mile.

With as many as 8.6 million documented by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, and possibly even more, OFW numbers continue to add up year after year.

In search of the proverbial greener pastures, many Filipinos have taken different jobs abroad for better pay. Domestic helpers, construction workers, caregivers, teachers, etc.—name it, they’ll grab it.

Dreams Turned Nightmares

In Hong Kong, close to 169,000 Filipinos continue to chase their dreams of a better life. However, many OFWs find themselves in unfortunate situations.

We’ve heard countless tales of overseas Pinoys battling sadness and homesickness. This is even more aggravated by the unkind treatment of some employers, physical abuse, verbal assaults, and, sometimes, even sexual violence.

These, sadly, pushes some of our poor kababayans to flee from Hong Kong without bringing anything home, except their painful experiences. Their dreams of greener pastures suddenly became nightmares.

At the CBN Asia Prayer Center in Manila, prayer counselors who are on standby 24/7 deal with these OFW nightmares on a regular basis.

“We receive international calls from OFWs in Hong Kong and their grievances. It is really difficult for them to live in a place where very few people understand them. And with their families and loved ones away from them, they have no one to turn to,” shares Pastor Salvador Bautista, head of the Prayer Center.

“That’s why it is important to reach out to our OFWs, communicate with them, and take care of them.”

Hello Hong Kong!

This is the reason why the CBN Asia Prayer Center recently launched its Hello Hong Kong hotline for OFWs who need prayers, emotional support, and sound advice.

OFWs in Hong Kong can call (852) 3114-5753 free of charge, made possible through Hong Kong-based VOIP service provider Tawag Tipid. Now our kababayans can now receive encouragement and guidance without worrying about excessive fees from overseas calls.

This new hotline connects to the CBN Asia Prayer Center in Manila 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so they can easily call at their own convenient time.

Hello Hong Kong is the Prayer Center’s latest initiative to reach out to OFWs across the globe. The Center has been a refuge for distressed and homesick OFWs by providing a prayer and counseling network via email, chat, and social media.

With the new hotline, Filipinos in Hong Kong can now talk directly to prayer counselors, who are ready to listen like a fellow kababayan, offer Bible-based guidance for OFWs’ problems, and extend uplifting prayers even from thousands of miles away.

“The new hotline is indeed a great help for OFWs in Hong Kong,” says Pastor Bautista. “Even if they are miles apart from their families, they can find a friend who will be a listening ear for their troubles, and a shoulder for them to cry on, especially during times of distress.”

Pastor Bautista adds, “It is our goal in the CBN Asia Prayer Center to provide them with comfort, care, love, and, most importantly, prayers. We need to take care of our OFWs and that’s what we will do, beginning with Hong Kong.”

OFWs can call the Hello Hong Kong hotline at (852) 3114-5753, open 24/7 and free of charge.

9 Comments

  • portiavaldezmoya

    nice,may God continue to use u as a channel of blessings to others.God bless po!

  • MARIFE

    Sana God provides also libre tawag here in Qatar kasi madami tlaga tayong mga kababayan dito na naliligaw ng landas dahil sa mga problema sa buhay at walang mapuntahan. I know they need also prayers and guidance from our Lord Jesus Christ. May the Lord God extend your services here in Qatar.

  • nayse gumanid

    Salamat Lord, ikaw na po ang bahala sa buhay ko kasi wala po akong magagawa kung ang sariling plano ko ang masusunod.Pinaubaya ko na po sa iyo ang lahat lahat.

    • Nayse kami ay nakikiisa sa iyong panalangin. Panghawakan mo ang Salita ng Diyos sa Kawikaan 16:3 “Ipagkatiwala mo kay Yahweh ang iyong mga gagawin, at magtatagumpay ka sa lahat ng iyong mga layunin.” God Bless you!

  • Leah ramintas garcia

    Magandang arw po…kami pong mag asawa ay nagtatrabaho sa doha qatar.tulungan nio po kami na ipagdasal ang aming application going to canada…kami po ay magppatuloy na magbibigy tulong sa programang ito at mabigyan kami ng malusog n pangangatwan…para maipagpatuloy namin ang misyon namin sa buhay…

    • Hi Leah, makakaasa kang kaagapay mo kami sa pananalangin. Ayun sa sukat ng inyong pananampalataya, tanggapin mo ang katugunan ng iyong mga pananalangin. Ang sabi sa salita ng Diyos, “Kaya’t sinasabi ko sa inyo, anuman ang hingin ninyo sa inyong panalangin, maniwala kayong natanggap na ninyo iyon, at matatanggap nga ninyo iyon.”

  • Mylene Cacho

    magandang gabi po..isa po akong ofw dito sa hongkong..nais ko po sanang isama sa prayers ang aming Ina..Lord alam niyo po ang pinagdadaanan nming magkakapatid..pero hinding hindi po ako nawawalan ng pag asa na isang araw magbalik loob ang aming ina sayo Panginoon..hindi po nmin kaya itong mga pinagdadaanan nmin Lord kung wala ka sa amin..wlang imposible sayo Panginoon…maraming salamat po sa programang 700 club asia..ilang buwan na din po ako nanunuod at bawat napapanuod ko po sobrang nabi blessed po ako…sa mga napapanuod ko po na nagtestimony halos pinagdaanan ko na din po kaya sobrang napakasarap mamuhay kapag kasama natin ang ating Diyos…You are amazing GOD

    • Salamat sa pagshare at patuloy na pagsubaybay sa ating programa, Mylene.
      Kaisa mo kami sa pagclaim ng desires ng iyong puso.
      Ayon sa 1 Peter 5:7 Ilagak ninyo sa kaniya ang lahat ninyong kabalisahan sapagkat siya ay nagmamalasakit sa inyo.

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