In Business and in Health


Marlene and Adine Dalupang

Marlene Dalupang and her husband Adine of Tuguegarao have been blessed with a remarkable spirit of generosity. For many years, they have been visiting an orphanage every Sunday to feed the orphans and sharing the love of Jesus to eight families in a Philippine Non Government Organization’s (NGO) housing site. The couple’s desire to give and share more was further heightened in 2008 when they accepted Jesus as their Lord and personal Savior.

Nagpapalipat-lipat ako ng channel sa TV and napanood ko si Coney Reyes sa panalangin at nakita ko din ang maraming tinutulungan ng 700 Club kaya nagdesisyon kaming mag-asawa na magbigay din ng buwanang donasyon sa 700 Club (I was switching channels when I chanced upon Coney Reyes praying and we also saw how 700 Club has been helping so many people so my husband and I decided to commit a monthly donation to the 700 Club).” Marlene said.

The couple has been selling tires and car batteries since 1995. This has allowed them to put up their own house and buy several vehicles. But like any other businesses, Marlene confessed that there were bad days when sales were slow. Worse, similar businesses sprouted right smack in their area competing for clients. Still, the couple did not stop giving.

Kahit may kita o wala sa negosyo, sinisiguro namin na kada buwan ay hindi puwedeng hindi kami magbigay sa 700 Club ( Whether we have profit or not, we make sure that we would give our share every month to 700 Club),” Marlene adds.

But as Marlene and Adine would soon find out, they could never really outgive the Lord.

Nagpapa-inventory ako yearly and lagi ako nag-aalala na mababa ang benta pero magugulat na lang ako pag nakita ko na imbes na bumaba ang kita ay nadagdagan pa pala. Pinapakita lang nito ang blessing ni Lord sa aming negosyo. Kung ang ibang business ay nagsara na, ang negosyo namin ay buhay pa din at patuloy na lumalago (I do inventories yearly and I was always worried that profit is down but surprisingly, instead of reduced profit, we saw that sales even grew. That just shows God’s blessings in our business. While other businesses have already closed shop, ours continues to grow)

As their business grew, Marlene and Adine were never wanting in their daily provisions.

Everything was going great until Marlene detected a lump on her breast which caused her serious bouts of anxiety.

Sabin ng pinsan ko, magpa-opera agad ako pero ayoko, natatakot ako dahil maraming nagpapa-opera na may hindi magandang kinakahinatnan. Sabi ng mister ko, mag-pray tayo ng healing kay Lord (My cousin prodded me to undergo surgery right away but I refused, I was afraid because there were a lot of people who have gone under the knife and the surgeries did not end well. My husband said we should instead pray to the Lord for healing).

The couple prayed unceasingly but when the cyst caused Marlene unbearable pain in 2010, she called up the CBN Asia Prayer Center for healing and with unshaken faith, claimed her healing.

True to what she believed in, her next visit to the doctor showed that the lump had disappeared. God healed Marlene completely!

Watching The 700 Club Asia and reaching out to the CBN Asia Prayer Center have become second-nature to the couple.“Gumagaan pakiramdam ko, pag dun (CBN Asia Prayer Center) ako nagpa-pray . Dahil may kasama akong nagdarasal, nagkakaroon ako ng hope. Pag nanonood ka naman ng 700 Club, marami kang natututunan at sumasabay ako sa prayer ng mga hosts kaya nararamdaman ko na nabe-bless din ako (I feel so light every time I call up the CBN Asia Prayer Center because there is someone else praying for me so there is hope. The 700 Club shares a lot of valuable life lessons to its viewers and whenever I join the hosts in their prayers, I feel that I get blessed as well),” Marlene said.

Today, Marlene and Adine continues to enjoy unlimited blessings and favor as they passionately pursue their mission of sharing and giving for the glory of God.


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