Cooler weather and festive decorations usher in the most wonderful time of the year. And in the Philippines, Christmas begins at the advent of September.
But the season could be a drag for some. The laughter, a facade for breaking hearts. Celebrations evoke hurts sometimes. A thousand and one reason to hinder them from reaching out to the One.
More than ever, it’s that time of the year that we get to point to the real reason for the season.
The CBN Asia Prayer Center received 7,559 calls, made 5,515 for a total of 13,074 calls. It received 87,039 text messages, 580 emails, 5 letters and chatted with 4,504 online. The Center also sent 349,371 text messages, and replied to 957 emails and letters.
These brought about 10, 439 being led to Christ with 1,224 referred to church partners, of which 20 are being nurtured. CBN Asia also got 256 potential new partners and 6 partnership reactivations. A total 216 of inquired and pledged to support monetarily. The Center also got 23 thanksgiving for answered prayers.
As for the staff, tis’ the season of reflection. The Lord had been gracious. Our lives, here and after, we offer solely to Him.