Bringing Goods and the Good News: Here’s How You Helped Typhoon Tisoy-affected Families

Bringing Goods and the Good News: Here’s How You Helped Typhoon Tisoy-affected Families

Ruel Paunil can still vividly recall the fear he felt for his family when the strong winds of Typhoon Tisoy ripped off the roof of their humble home in Sorsogon. The raging floods also washed away their crops – destroying their only source of livelihood.  Still favored, none of his family members were hurt. However, the father of two was worried about how they would make ends meet after the disaster.   “I was inside our house when the floods swept away our things. We are deeply saddened […]

Are you feeling hopeless this Christmas? | Beyond Small Talk

Are you feeling hopeless this Christmas? | Beyond Small Talk

Not admitted by many, but the holidays are tough times – especially for those who have lost their loved ones, those who can’t be home with their families, those who are stressed and facing daunting challenges.   There are number of reasons why people get lonely and depressed.   According to Kendra Cherry in her article An Overview of the Holiday Blues in Verywell Mind, “The most common symptom of the holiday blues is a persistent or recurring feeling of sadness […]

CBN Asia Prayer Center, Compassion International, Trained Counselors in Masbate

CBN Asia Prayer Center, Compassion International, Trained Counselors in Masbate

To hone local case workers and counselors, the CBN Asia Prayer Center External once again partnered with the Compassion International Philippines – Masbate Cluster, and conducted a Case Workers’ Conference in Love of Christ Church, Masbate City, on November 27 to 29.  As a ministry dedicated to alleviating children’s poverty, Compassion International’s Masbate Cluster sought the help of CBN Asia in training their case workers – following their first counseling training this […]

Are You on the Verge of Giving Up?

Are You on the Verge of Giving Up?

Jeffrey Flores knows full well that giving up on schooling would be the end of his dreams.  Nevertheless, he was forced to quit his studies when his guardians separated. They were an indigent family. No matter how hard they tried to make ends meet, his stepfather could not support him and his younger sibling and they were left in the care of their mother.  Apart from giving up on schooling, Jeffrey’s guardians’ […]

CBN Asia Honored Outstanding Huwarang OFW 2019 Winners

CBN Asia Honored Outstanding Huwarang OFW 2019 Winners

To honor the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who triumphed in their respective fields, CBN Asia, together with iRemit, awarded this year’s Huwarang OFW at Alphaland Makati Place, on December 9. Now on its 5th year, the winners in 3 categories – Missionary, Individual, and Family, were chosen according to their positive impact in their families, workplaces, and communities, and how they emerged victorious over life’s challenges. Amy Recto, who was hailed as the Huwarang OFW Missionary 2019 category winner, inspired many with her […]

Can you Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart?

Can you Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart?

It’s easy to have faith in God’s promises when things are going your way. But when everything seems to fall apart, can you trust in the Lord with all your heart?  Couple George and Merlyn Rivera recalled that at first, they did not trust God. In fact, it was a distant idea when they kick-started their business.  “God was not in the picture at all. I didn’t think that […]

5 Tips to Manage Holiday Stress | Beyond Small Talk

5 Tips to Manage Holiday Stress | Beyond Small Talk

Are you frustrated because you’re far away from your family this Christmas?  Pressured to spend extravagant gifts for your loved ones?   Or overwhelmed by traffic?  No matter what it is that’s causing you to be anxious or depressed this holiday season, God can turn what seems to be a season of mourning into a season of hope.   To help you, follow our Beyond Small Talk hosts Trisha Denise Campañer, Archie Dela Cruz, and Peter Kairuz’s wise advice on how […]

Are you willing to be God’s business partner? 

Are you willing to be God’s business partner? 

At first, Elvira Nuestro never thought that she would be.  Just like any loving mother, Elvira has always dreamed of giving the best life for her children. Even though her husband is an engineer, Elvira still finds themselves struggling to make ends meet.  “I had a lot of plans for my family. I wanted a car and a bigger house because my kids […]

Holiday Stress? You’re Not Alone | Beyond Small Talk

Holiday Stress? You’re Not Alone | Beyond Small Talk

Christmas is just around the corner! While it’s called the most wonderful time of the year with all the holiday parties, getaways, gift-giving, and festive decorations wherever you turn, there are people who are still lonely, anxious, and depressed. As a matter of fact, surveys say that many people’s stress level elevate during the holidays. If you are one of […]

Typhoon Tisoy-affected families need your help! |Support Operation Blessing’s One Step Ahead

Typhoon Tisoy-affected families need your help! |Support Operation Blessing’s One Step Ahead

Typhoon Tisoy, known internationally as Kammuri, brought heavy rains and strong winds after its first landfall on Monday evening in the province of Sorsogon. Although the typhoon has left the Philippine Area of Responsibility, it also left a trail of destruction: fatalities and damages amounting to hundreds of millions.   Due to the onslaught of Typhoon Tisoy, thousands of people in several regions have been evacuated from […]

What to Do when Someone You Know has AIDS? | World AIDS Day 2019

What to Do when Someone You Know has AIDS? | World AIDS Day 2019

Every time December arrives, people normally think of the holidays and the celebrations that they could cherish with loved ones and communities. Unbeknownst to many, the 1st of December and the rest of the month are also important opportunities to observe the World AIDS Day. Bannering the theme Communities Make the Difference, this year’s commemoration encourages every individual to unite in the fight against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), and show support for people living with it. According to World AIDS Day.org, there are an estimated 36.7 […]

Pamilya Maleta and Operation Blessing Bring Families Together In Leyte

Pamilya Maleta and Operation Blessing Bring Families Together In Leyte

A wave of healing and restoration swept over families in Palanog, Tacloban and Palo, Leyte after Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines (OB), CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, and Pamilya Maleta, Trumpets’ first Filipino evangelical musical drama, teamed up to conduct a 3-day community outreach last October. Many were moved to tears as Pamilya Maleta captivated the residents through the story of the […]

Do You Want to be Rich?

Do You Want to be Rich?

Henrick Quiatchon aspired to be.  At a young age, Henrick already aspired to dream big by pursuing his studies. Financial problems and other hardships during his childhood years did not stop him from dreaming to be rich.  However, after graduating from high school, his father died due to a severe liver condition. To shoulder the new responsibility for their whole family, Henrick had […]

What is the Value of My Life?

What is the Value of My Life?

Alfie Persia used to ask this question over and over again. He never expected that searching for the answer would change his seemingly perfect childhood and affect his life forever.  In a sudden turn of events, Alfie found out that the man he grew up with was not his real father. After that revelation, Alfie had to be separated from the adoptive parent who provides for his studies. […]

Stressed Out? Here’s What the Bible Says

Stressed Out? Here’s What the Bible Says

The hard truth is – the Bible does not promise a stress-free life. Although stress is not stated in the Bible, negative emotions are usually connected with it, such as worry, anxiety, and troubles. Jesus forewarned in John 16:33 that in this world you will have many trials and sorrows. It’s not always smooth sailing, but unforeseen storms in life […]