Dear Young Filipino, Here’s a Letter to the Hero Inside of You

2020 has been an overwhelming year so far, right?

How are you holding up?

Surelyyou would agree that the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of children and youth – especially those who belong to low-income families. It unraveled, if not magnified, their overwhelming struggles just to survive each passing day.

Hunger. A life-threatening diseaseJoblessness. Halted education. Down-spiraling mental health. The list of concerns could go on.

But, what if you’re told that 2020 is still your year? That you can do something to put an end to this crisis? That you can be a hero even in the midst of a crisis?

Yes, it is possible. Winning over this pandemic is not a one man’s job. In reality, no one can win this huge battle alone. Your helping hands are needed in pushing the country’s barrow onto its road to healing and recovery.

The real question is, do you have what it takes to be the hope of this country? Do you have the heart to help your fellow Filipinos?

Are you willing to cooperate?

During this season, the public is strongly advised to stay at home. Social distancing is extremely important and wearing a mask is a must. You can play your part by thoroughly following these rules and encouraging your family and friends to cooperate as well. 

Your choices and actions could literally save lives. Prove to your kababayans that they can count on you.

Are you willing to help if you can?

This pandemic brings out the bayanihan spirit the Filipinos are known forIf you’re among the young people who lend their time, efforts, and resources since the outbreak, you are a true hero!

However, there is still a lot to be done. Thousands of families still experience hunger. Hospitals and frontliners still need support. Five months after the quarantine was imposed, many people still long for comfort and salvation.

As a creative and innovative youth, how do you use your skills to bring about positive change? 

You can educate others on issues surrounding the pandemic. You can also be instrumental in volunteering, organizing donation drivesor donating to organizations that help your kababayans in need – like the Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines.

Are you willing to pray for others? 

As the whole nation faces the unknown, are you willing to open your heart and seek God for protection and healing?

Pray that He provides for the needy, and that He would enable you to help themtooAsk Him to guideprotect, and strengthen you, your loved ones, the country’s leadersand the health workers. Pray that He heals the sickcomforts the worried, and encounter His children during these trying times.

Dear Filipino youth, this International Youth Day, may God give you the wisdom, strength, and courage to prove to the world that despite your years, you are hopeful, generous, and compassionate. You want to do the right thing and you have what it takes to show them that you can do it, and you can do it well.

There’s a hero in you. Your young heart knows what and how to contribute in making this challenging season a bearable one – as the country quests for the light at the end of the tunnel.

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” (1 Timothy 4:12 NIV)

Do you need someone to pray for you?

Don’t hesitate to call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8737-0700 and we will stand with you in prayers. You may also send in your prayer request to our Facebook page. 

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