Every Overseas Filipino Worker has a story to tell.
Veronica Olasiman’s experience could be one of the most heart-wrenching OFW stories.
If you have hit the lowest point of your life, then you can relate to her.
Veronica flew to Taiwan with hopes of providing a good future for her family. Sacrifices after sacrifices, she provided for her 3 kids, just like what a loving mother would do.
After some years of enduring the pain of being away from her family, however, Veronica learned that her husband was having an affair with another woman.
Her world shattered when he decided to abandon their family.
Since then, Veronica had borne all the sacrifices of raising their children, turning the day into night and vice versa, and depending on her overtime pay to make ends meet.
Until one day, the company she works for could no longer pay her extra. Veronica had to borrow money to support the increasing needs of her loved ones. Later, her loans piled up and she began drowning in debt.
“That time, I blamed God. I cried to Him. I am not a bad person; I am not a bad parent nor a bad wife. Why do I have to endure these struggles? What did I do wrong?” Veronica lamented, thinking God has left her during her misery.
As she spiraled into depression and hopelessness, rescue came in. She came across an inspiring post from the Facebook page of The 700 Club Asia that struck her heart. It was a testimony of a woman who has also been cheated on.
“I opened the link, and it gave me hope about my family. It’s as if someone embraced me. I cried and after joining the prayer, I felt relieved,” Veronica recalled.
Veronica immediately called the CBN Asia Prayer Center and was blessed to find people who would listen to her and pray for her, “I could not even speak, I could not stop crying. When they prayed for me, it felt like I was talking to an angel.”
Seeing how God moves through the ministry, Veronica decided to support despite her financial lack.
God blessed her sacrificial giving and just a week after, she was given multiple side jobs and a new business opportunity. Her earnings become more than what she used to receive. After realizing that she can never outgive God, she doubled her donation to CBN Asia.
“With all the struggles and setbacks we experience, we can trust God. Jesus Christ raised me up. He is the Comforter, Healer, and Savior,” Veronica ended.
Do you also want to experience the comforting, healing, and saving love of God?
You can always trust God. He will never fail you. Amid this changing world, His promise to give you hope and a future remain constant.
Like Veronica, do you need someone to pray for you? Our lines are open, 24/7. You may call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8737-0700 and we would love to lift you up in prayers.
You can also help transform lives by supporting God’s ministry! Visit the CBN Asia website and know how you can take part.