You Can Make Sure that Typhoon Maring-Affected Families Receive Help. Here’s How

The years 2020 and 2021 have seen a perfect storm that has left millions of families reeling from hunger — the COVID-19 pandemic. And it continues to affect the world.

This October, a literal storm ravaged the northern parts of the country – the Severe Tropical Storm Maring, known internationally as Kompasu.

Typhoon Maring hit 8 provinces in Luzon and brought heavy rains, strong winds, and severe flooding. It caused damage to billions of pesos-worth of agriculture and properties. The devastation it brought claimed 23 lives, and affected 155, 156 families, according to the latest report from Business Mirror.

Typhoon Maring’s onslaught on top of the hunger and economic crisis brought by the pandemic pushed many of our kababayans further to the brink of starvation.

Barangay Captain Kley Calado of Barangay Pappa in Sablan, Benguet witnessed how their community suffered from the typhoon’s impact.

“We can’t go out because almost all roads here are closed. Our power supply is not yet restored, and our crops were destroyed because of the strong winds and rains. Some areas are also affected by landslide,” he said.

It was a relief when Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, visited their town and delivered lifesaving supplies.

More than 150 families received food bags, solar lights, and toys for the kids. The disaster response team also prayed for the beneficiaries and offered words of encouragement.

“Thank you, Operation Blessing, for reaching out to us. May you continue your good work so you can help more people,” said captain Calado.

Over the weekend, Operation Blessing also visited several barangays in Salcedo, Ilocos Sur, and distributed food bags, mats, blankets, and other essential items.

The good were transported with the help of Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Civil Relations Service, 1st Civil Relations Group Hilagang Luzon, Off-road volunteers, Ilocos Sur Local Government Unit, and the overland group LIBUT from Angeles, Pampanga.

Today, more than 300 families of farmers in Barangay Lubo, Kibungan, Benguet received food bags, mats, blankets, diapers, and toys for their children.

Many Typhoon Maring-affected families were reached, but more are still in need of immediate relief.

You can help make sure that Operation Blessing’s disaster response team can help when and where it is needed most!

You may send your donations 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

For more information on how you can sponsor, call 0939-921-5543 or 0918-906-7753.

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Help Our Kababayans Recover from ‘Typhoon Jolina,’ Gear Up for ‘Typhoon Maring’

Thirty-six-year-old Carlo Lomuardo looked weary when he arrived to collect relief items from the Operation Blessing distribution site in Catbalogan, Samar.

The roof and walls of his wooden house in Barangay Rama fell to the force of Typhoon Jolina – known internationally as Conson – which battered the central Philippines last month.

Carlo’s family struggled on until the winds and rain became so heavy that he thought they wouldn’t make it.

“We nearly died because of that typhoon,” Carlo narrated.

During the onslaught of the typhoon, the flood waters engulfed their home and swept away their entire family.

“If it hadn’t been for a bamboo pole that we held on to during the storm, we don’t know where we would be right now,” he recalled.

Typhoon Jolina already left the Philippine Area of Responsibility, but it also left Carlo’s family and the whole province reeling from its impact.

To ease their suffering, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, distributed much-needed food bags and other essential items to thousands of Samareños.

The disaster response team also prayed for the affected families to give them hope and encouragement. We also partnered with a local church in the area to continue reaching out to them.

“This is a big help for us, especially the rice supply. We appreciate your kind gesture. Thank you, Operation Blessing,” Carlo said.

Although our kababayans have tried to minimize disruptions to their life as much as they could during this pandemic, the recent typhoons have brought fresh challenges. One is Typhoon Maring – another severe tropical storm that is currently lashing the northern parts of Luzon.

Support Operation Blessing’s One Step Ahead drive and help us gear up for Typhoon Maring relief operations!

Call 8-737-0-700 or visit the Operation Blessing website to know how you can give. You may also send your donations 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

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Your Gadget, Their Future: Support Operation Blessing’s “One Student, One Gadget” Campaign!

For a dreamer like Jeremy Kate Cordero, going back to school during the pandemic is a privilege.

It has always been her ambition to finish her studies and help her family escape poverty. But the COVID-19 pandemic has drained their resources and left Jeremy Kate wondering where she can find a tablet she can use for online learning.

Thankfully, she became one of the scholars of Operation Blessing’s Back-to-School program!

“I feel like I am just few steps away from pursuing my dreams,” Jeremy Kate said.

Thanks to the donors and partners of Operation Blessing who supported its One Student, One Gadget Campaign, Jeremy Kate got the much-needed tablet for her online classes!

“Thank you, Operation Blessing. You are the answer to the prayers of many poor students who have big dreams for the future like me. Your kindness motivates and inspires me to do well as a student, as I desire to give back to my parents and help our family,” she said gratefully.

You, too, can help more students like Jeremy Kate reach their dreams!

With your donation of cash, or brand new or used but functioning gadget, Back-to-School scholars and other underprivileged — yet deserving — students can continue with online learning. These gadgets can either be a laptop or a tablet that can be used for their online classes.

For cash donations, give through the Operation Blessing website or through these 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

For other ways to give, contact 0939-921-5543 or 0918-906-7753. You may also visit Operation Blessing’s Facebook page to know more about the work we do.

Stream “Boundless” – CBN Asia’s Anniversary Theme Song and Celebrate with Us!

Celebrate God’s Boundless Love and faithfulness through the official anniversary theme song of CBN Asia titled, “Boundless.”

Composed by Adrian Crisanto, arranged by Shadiel Chan, and sung by Dave Lamar, the song “Boundless” centers God’s overflowing favor for the past 27 years in CBN Asia.

The song’s upbeat vibes  conveys praise for the never-ending and immeasurable goodness of God, not just to CBN Asia’s Family of Ministries but, to you and every person’s life. It also highlights the unchanging Word of God through the years.

You can now stream the official song of Boundless via Youtube, Spotify, and Itunes

Do you want to hear more uplifting songs?

Join CBN Asia’s 27th Anniversary Celebration and witness inspiring performances from renowned artists Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Gary Valenciano, Yeng Constantino, Angela Ken, along with praise and worship teams, Gloryfall and Powerhouse Worship.

Aside from these performances, you can also join the breakout sessions hosted by CBN Asia’s Family of Ministries:

  • Asian Center for Missions – Engage in Missions in the New Normal
  • The 700 Club Asia – Get a Front Seat Behind the Scenes of The 700 Club Asia’s Stories
  • Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines – Learn How to be Resilient: A Webinar on Disaster Preparedness and Livelihood
  • Prayer Center – Rise Above Life’s Challenges in Difficult Situations
  • Special Projects – Make Learning from home Super Exciting
  • Digital Media – Grow Your Business through Social Media

For your gift of Php 1,000, you will get exclusive access to our virtual gathering!

We are excited to e-meet you during our virtual anniversary on October 6 and 7, from 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

Visit boundless.cbnasia.org/getticket to know how you can give. 

Let’s rejoice together as we celebrate God’s love and faithfulness for 27 fruitful years of proclaiming Christ and transforming lives!

Pat Robertson Steps Down as Host of The 700 Club – Will Turn to Teaching Students at Regent University

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), announced on the 60th anniversary of CBN’s first broadcast (October 1, 1961), that he has stepped down as the host of the long-running The 700 Club program.

“Today’s show will be my final as host of The 700 Club, “said Robertson. “My replacement will be my very capable son, Gordon, who will take over as full-time host of the program.”

During his time as host of The 700 Club, which began production in 1966, Robertson searched the world to interview interesting guests for his audience. Highlights include:

  • Exclusive interviews with United States Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, George H. Bush, and Donald Trump
  • In-depth interviews with a dozen Prime Ministers of the State of Israel, including Yitzhak Rabin Shimon Peres, Menachem Begin, Benjamin Netanyahu, Ehud Barak, Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert.
  • An interview with nuclear scientist Khidir Hamza, who was in charge of Saddam Hussein’s atomic research, during which he learned conclusively that Saddam was unable to manufacture a nuclear weapon, clearly disproving the claim of the existence of weapons of mass destruction by then US President George W. Bush.
  • Robertson met in Africa with rebel warlord Jonas Savimbi.  He also traveled by small airplane to rebel-held Mozambique to interview Afonso Dhlakama, leader of the Army known as RENAMO.
  • He journeyed to Quetta, Pakistan on the border of Afghanistan and sat on the floor of a tent to speak to leaders of a group known as the Mujahadin which later morphed into Al-Qaeda.  Robertson went to hospitals and viewed the suffering caused in the civilian population by Russian atrocities.  He was able to predict to his audience the decline of Soviet power resulting from their losses in Afghanistan.
  • During the span of 1967-85, an intelligence official named John Walker leaked to the Soviets the war plans of the American Atlantic Fleet.  No one knew of the source of the leak until a member of the family of John Walker contacted Robertson and appeared on The 700 Club with the identity of the spy who was her father.
  • Robertson interviewed the Presidents of South Africa, Zambia, Angola, Zaire, Vietnam, and virtually all of the leaders of Latin America.
  • He traveled to China and brought to his audience an exclusive interview with Prime Minister Zhu Rongji, and on subsequent visits met with the Minister of Poverty Alleviation in China to show the desperate plight of the poor in that nation.
  • Robertson brought to his viewers fascinating guests such as physicist Edward Teller and futurist Alvin Toffler, and other scientists, authors, statesmen, and composers, as well as providing spiritual teachings, insights, prayers, and inspiration.
  • Robertson was responsible for replacing the live band on The 700 Clubwith a segment featuring news and analysis presented by a dedicated news team bringing The 700 Club viewers insight into world events. Today, CBN News is a national/international, nonprofit news organization that provides programming 24 hours a day by cable, satellite, and the Internet. Staffed by a group of acclaimed news professionals, CBN News delivers stories from its headquarters in Virginia Beach and bureaus in Washington D.C., Jerusalem, and elsewhere around the world.

Starting in October, Robertson will appear on a monthly, interactive episode of The 700 Club, to answer viewer emails. He will also remain available as a senior consultant on international affairs, appearing occasionally as news warrants.

Robertson also looks forward to devoting his energy and experience full-time to helping train and equip members of the 11,000-strong student body of Regent University as they are preparing their mission to become “Christian Leaders to Change the World.

To commemorate the 60th anniversary, CBN today released a documentary, The CBN Story, available at www.CBNFamily.com The documentary looks at the humble beginnings of CBN, from the early formative years and miraculous growth to today’s global impact of the Christian Broadcasting Network. Narrated by Kevin Sorbo, The CBN Story is told through archival photographs, powerful interviews, and newly discovered footage.

“’Good and faithful’ doesn’t even begin to describe my father’s service to CBN for 60 years. His legacy and the example of his prayer life will continue to lead The 700 Club in the years to come,” said Gordon Robertson, who has served as co-host and executive producer of The 700 Club for two decades. “And the best part is, he is just going across the street to Regent University and will be on The 700 Club regularly in the future.”

About Christian Broadcasting Network 

The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) was founded in 1960.  In 1961 CBN launched the first Christian television station in the U.S. authorized to broadcast Christian programming full-time, based in Portsmouth, Virginia. Since then, CBN has become a major producer of Christian programs and content, broadcasting to 174 countries and territories and working in 70 languages and dialects.  Superbook is CBN’s ongoing series of animated Bible adventures, with home and Sunday School lessons, and a free children’s Bible app. Also, CBN.com and related international websites carry inspirational and ministry content to millions. CBN News broadcasts 24/7 via the internet from studios in Virginia, Washington D.C., and Jerusalem. CBN donors help support humanitarian work including feeding, medical, orphan and disaster relief programs.

3 Practical Ways to Find Perfect Peace Amid the Pandemic

3 Practical Ways to Find Perfect Peace Amid the Pandemic

The pandemic has taken away many things for many of us.

Maybe you have lost your dream job or the business that you have worked so hard to build. Or perhaps, you have lost a loved one to COVID-19.

But apart from the things and people you have lost, the pandemic keeps on shaking up the peace in your life on a regular basis. Do you feel troubled and worried?

Regain your peace today!

Here are three practical ways that can help you find perfect peace amid the pandemic:

3 Practical Ways to Find Perfect Peace Amid the Pandemic

1. Spend time with God in prayer

For more than a year, the pandemic has kept us from socializing with the people outside of our homes, including our best friends.

You might be missing having someone genuinely listening to you while you are going through tough times. You wish they were beside you right now when life seems so overwhelming.

The good news is, you do have someone who wants to listen to you and free you from your worries and pain: God! You are never alone. God is just waiting for you to go to Him.

When you are filled with anxious thoughts, spend time surrendering your worries to God in prayer.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7 NIV)

Set a time of the day to intentionally seek God in prayer. Find comfort knowing that God can hear all your requests amid your distress.

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 2. Read God’s Word

Have you ever found yourself aimlessly scrolling through your social media feeds every day?

As you browse through discouraging news, the latest trends, and so many more superficial posts, do you find yourself feeling empty and disheartened?

When events of this world shake your peace, turn to the unshakeable foundation of your peace – the Bible.

Instead of scrolling through your social media accounts, read chapters in the Bible filled with hope and promises of God.

Let the Word of God fill your thoughts and direct your life.

“Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” (Psalm 109:105 NLT)

Take heart and feel the peace that comes with the promises of God in the Bible and it will make your life filled with hope every day.

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3. Focus on God

As you find hope in prayer and direction through the Word of God, sustain your peace by focusing on God every day.

When worries start to kick in, let prayer and God’s Word lead you to an unshakeable peace brought about by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross.

“Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2 NIV)

One of the ways you can focus yourself on God is by listening to uplifting and feel-good music!

3 Practical Ways to Find Perfect Peace Amid the Pandemic

Watch out for Reverb Worship’s newest single, “Love and Light” by Joselle Feliciano – a song that will inspire you to rediscover God’s love and light even amid these pressing times.

Stream the song on Spotify, Apple Music, and all digital streaming platforms starting September 24.

Be updated with the latest songs of Reverb Worship PH by following them on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

CBN Asia Marks 27 Years of God’s Boundless Faithfulness with Virtual Celebration

Join us in celebrating 27 years of God’s boundless love and faithfulness to CBN Asia with a virtual event titled Boundless on October 6 and 7, from 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

You and your loved ones are invited to the two-day celebration filled with performances from renowned artists Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Gary Valenciano, Yeng Constantino, Angela Ken, and praise and worship teams, Gloryfall and Powerhouse Worship.

Hear inspiring messages from Christian Broadcasting Network President and Chief Executive Officer Gordon Robertson and CBN Asia President and CEO Peter Kairuz.

Play and take selfies at the Super booth and get a chance to join meet and greet with hosts from CBN Asia programs.

Apart from special performances and messages, you can join breakout sessions hosted by CBN Asia’s Family of Ministries:

  • Asian Center for Missions – Engage in Missions in the New Normal
  • The 700 Club AsiaGet a Front Seat Behind the Scenes of The 700 Club Asia’s Stories
  • Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines – Learn How to be Resilient: A Webinar on Disaster Preparedness and Livelihood
  • Prayer Center – Rise Above Life’s Challenges in Difficult Situations
  • Special Projects – Make Learning from home Super Exciting
  • Digital Media – Grow Your Business through Social Media

CBN Asia’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, John Valdes Tan, hopes that Boundless will help you grow in your faith, and will speak to your hearts about God’s faithfulness.

“I pray that this celebration will reflect God’s boundless grace, and all the attendees will be unleashed to achieve their greatest potential!” Tan said.

Get an exclusive access to this first-ever virtual gathering for your gift of Php 1,000! Visit boundless.cbnasia.org/getticket to know how you can give.

For more information, you may contact the following:

  • Landline:  +632 8 737 0711
  • Smart:   +63 9498898138
  • Sun:       +63 9431454815
  • Globe :  +63 9178361531

Together, let’s celebrate God’s boundless love and rejoice for 27 fruitful years of proclaiming Christ and transforming lives!

Brighten Your Mornings with Joselle Feliciano’s Latest Single, Love and Light!

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you wake up in the morning?

Is it checking your phone to see any news you might have missed? Wondering what today’s work or class would bring? Or perhaps, you don’t want to roll out of bed because your mind is filled with worries?

Joselle Feliciano’s latest song, Love and Light, is here to brighten your days!

Due to hit the airwaves this September 24, Love and Light will inspire listeners to pause, reflect, and rediscover God’s love and light in these bleak times.

Love and Light is an invitation to re-focus our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, the restorer of our hope and joy. If we let Him, He can breathe new life into our circumstances and work through us so that we can reflect His love and light to others,” said Joselle.

She sings about utterly relatable struggles many people experience during the pandemic. Like most of us, she has been cooped up in her home by herself. But despite that, she could still sing songs declaring how joy, positivity, and prayer help in overcoming life’s daily hurdles.

Songwriter Adrian Crisanto shares the same sentiment, “When I was writing this song, I was tapping into a lot of personal experiences, such as being disheartened with what I see and read on social media or the news. It’s so easy to lose hope in these situations. Love and Light is a song about finding hope amid hopelessness. And that hope is Christ in us.”

The song is produced by Reverb Worship PH, CBN Asia’s music arm.

CBN Asia’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Valdes Tan hopes that Love and Light brings the ultimate feel-good vibes and a ray of sunshine to your mornings.

Love and Light is a very apt song for what we are all going though right now. There is so much fear, weariness, and darkness around us. However, if we look to the world through the lens of faith and with the understanding of what Jesus has done for us, our world can be bright with His Love and His Light,” Tan said.

He continued, “I hope that when listeners hear this song, their spirits will be lifted, and smiles will be on their lips.”

 

Get ready for some Love and Light on September 24! Stream the song on Spotify, Apple Music, and all digital streaming platforms.

To catch the latest updates, follow Reverb Worship PH on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

Hope for the Homeless: Here’s How You Help them through Operation Blessing!

Food is life.

But amid the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of our kababayans have no idea where to get their next meal.

This is the everyday struggle of street dwellers in Manila.

Even before the pandemic, they are familiar with hunger and being exposed to health risks. However, the pandemic has made their already dire situation even worse.

One and a half year into the pandemic, homeless families are still reeling from the crisis, still with no steady source of income and food.

This is why Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, worked with the Armed Forces of the Philippines to bring much-needed relief to people living on the streets.

This week, the Operation Blessing team and the 7th Civil Relations Group – Civil Relations Service AFP and 11th Civil-Military Operation ”Kaugnayan” Battalion under the Joint Task Force NCR roamed the streets of Manila. They reached out to several street dwellers and distributed food bags and Bibles.

Since the start of the pandemic, access to food has been literally lifesaving.

The good news? We can continue to bring lifesaving aid through your help!

Partner with Operation Blessing today and together, we will spark hope to homeless families who are heavily affected by the pandemic.

You can donate any amount through Operation Blessing’s website, through GCash (Operation Blessing), 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

For more information on how to donate and make sponsorships, you may visit Operation Blessing’s Facebook page or contact 0939–921–5543 or 0918–906–7753.

Do you want to support the entire CBN Asia Family of Ministries? Visit this link to know how.

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The 700 Club Asia Wins Paragala’s Traditional Spiritual Program Award

Proclaiming God’s transforming love!

The 700 Club Asia, the flagship television program of CBN Asia, bagged this year’s Paragala Pang Kapakanan, a Traditional Spiritual Program Award in the recently concluded Paragala: The Central Luzon Media Awards held on August 28.

CBN Asia’s President and CEO Peter Kairuz received the award during a virtual ceremony.

In his acceptance speech, Kairuz emphasized that it is in trying times like these that people need to know the love of Jesus as they go through life difficulties.

“We tell people about the love of God by showing the true stories of those who have personally experienced the love of God in the midst of their miseries,” he shared.

Even during this pandemic, The 700 Club Asia continues to produce shows that feature testimonies of people whose lives have changed after encountering the saving love of God.

“Despite the constraints, we continue doing what we have been mandated to do. That is proclaiming Christ, transforming lives,” Kairuz said.

Above all, Kairuz emphasized that it is only through God that The 700 Club Asia is able to continue doing its mission.

All glory to God!

Do you also want to partner with us in sharing God’s love and hope?

Partner with the CBN Asia Family of Ministries and be a blessing to our kababayans. Visit this page to learn more.

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