Tanikala 2017

 

Tanikala (Shackles) is CBN Asia’s yearly TV drama special that airs nationwide in the Philippines every Holy Week. It features true-to-life stories of Filipinos who fought their way out of the darkness of their lives, and found the light of the truth in Jesus.

Love The Word, Live The Word

Love the Word, Live the Word

January 30, 2017

Dear CBN Asia Partner,

Greetings in the matchless name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

I would like to ask you to join us in prayer as we hold our first telethon for 2017.  The telethon will air live from January 30 to February 3, from 12:00 midnight to 1:00 a.m., on GMA Channel 7 (Channel 12 on SkyCable and Destiny Cable).

Towards the end of 2016, we sensed a leading from God to embark on a year-long campaign this year to encourage and inspire people to read the Bible and experience the power of God’s Word.  Thus, we have aptly named next week’s telethon “Love the Word, Live the Word,” as it will also serve as the official launch of the campaign by the same title.

More than ever, we need to point people to the Lord as the only true source of hope and security in these very uncertain times.  And so we ask you to join us in earnest prayer for the success of the telethon and our “Love the Word, Live the Word” campaign.  The following are our specific prayer points:

  1. For the telethon and the subsequent regular episodes of The 700 Club Asia to air on time on GMA 7 and other carrier networks
  2. For the Lord to draw millions of people all over the world to watch the telethon and The 700 Club Asia on TV and online and cause them to watch the programs in their entirety
  3. For God’s Word and message to be shared with love and the power of the Holy Spirit through the hosts and the segments of the telethon and The 700 Club Asia and our regular and volunteer phone counselors
  4. For people’s hearts to be open to God, for millions to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and for viewers, in general, to experience God’s love and miracle-working power in their lives
  5. For God to use the telethon to pour out His financial provision to enable us to do more and reach more people for Him
  6. For every piece of equipment that will be used in the telethon to function properly and for the broadcast/webcast to be clear and smooth
  7. For all premiums to be ready in time for the telethon and be channels of God’s blessing to our donors and their friends and loved ones
  8. For the spirit of love, joy, faith and unity to be upon us as we serve Him
  9. For God’s powerful anointing on the “Love the Word, Live the Word” campaign which will be launched during the telethon

As I close, I am reminded of this verse from Scripture:  “The people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits” (Daniel 11:32, NKJV).  Let us continue to work together until “the earth [is] filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea” (Habakkuk 2:14, NKJV), “’not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the LORD’” (Zechariah 4:6).

We thank you for partnering with us in prayer.  May our faithful God continue to bless you, your loved ones and your endeavors.

In Christ,

 Peter M. Kairuz

President and CEO

CBN Asia Inc.

 

Partners in the Gospel

Church Partnership
Church Partnership

“Proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to the people of the Philippines and the rest of Asia.”

To achieve the mission God mandated the CBN Asia Family of Ministries, we are committed to the strategic use of mass communication, humanitarian outreaches, cross – cultural missions training and counseling.

Our TV program, The 700 Club Asia shares the Gospel to its viewers. Those who respond are encouraged to contact the CBN Asia Prayer Center. We pray and counsel them. We refer them to our partner churches. The discouraged, helpless, and troubled were given hope and enlightenment through the Word of God.

The Church Partnership Program, headed by the Prayer Center – External Operations, works with different churches and Christian organizations. With 8,785 church partners here and abroad, we strive together in “proclaiming Christ, transforming lives.”

This partnership have seen hundreds of lives changed. In 2016, CBN Asia was able to entrust 16,766 of The 700 Club Asia viewers and Prayer Center callers to its church partners.

Partner with us in fulfilling the Great Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ!

Better Marriage

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“Marriage is a life – long covenant instituted by God Himself between one man and one woman held together in an exclusive bond characterized by selfless love, mutual respect, daily acts of kindness and enduring faithfulness.”

– Dr. Albert Clavo

 

This is one of the areas Mrs. Lenie R. Castañeda was struggling with.

She was a law graduate and master’s degree holder, a former faculty member of UP Cebu, and a former legal assistant at International Justice Mission (IJM) turned government employee.

Yet CBN Asia’s Ministering to Ministers (M2M) helped her a lot in this area of struggle, and in many other ways, when she attended their conference on July 22, 2016 in Dipolog City.

 

Her story before M2M

“Our marriage has been difficult from the start until that day. It’s an uphill battle for both of us.  We have been dealing with a lot of issues, individually and as a couple. Besides that, we are raising our three kids, who are very young.

I thought I was the good one.”

After the M2M Experience, here’s what she has to say

 Through Ministering to Ministers, God showed me my heart and my attitude. I have been critical and argumentative. I nagged. I complained. A lot of things has to be changed.

M2M reminded me that my husband is a prize from God, a reward from Him. The Lord taught me to submit to my husband: revere him, respect him, nurture him, encourage and build him up.

Because I have a difficulty with it, I needed to surrender it to God. I learned – in subjection, I have adjust myself beside him. It is an affectionate, and cheerful subjection too.

Pastor Peter and Sister Christine provided us with a model of how it is to have a Christ – centered marriage.”

 

To a Better Marriage

“M2M was used to change me and transform me to be the wife that my husband needs and deserves.

The Bible and the books given to us helped me in our faith, to strengthen our marriage. It allowed me to grow in my walk with God, to put Him first and have the proper priorities in life. It encouraged me to pray. It helped me to humble myself before God. To ask His help to submit and respect my husband. I learned to admire my husband, to be loyal to him and deeply love him.

M2M was God’s way to heal our marriage.  When we made Jesus Christ the center of it, God redeemed, resurrected and made our marriage thrive. The renewal of vows allowed us to renew our commitment to God and to each other, to God be all the glory!

We also started to have meaningful conversations. I can say that since that day, our marriage is better. Truly, marriage is an orchestra, like a symphony, we are working together in – sync and we are growing in the Lord.

As a volunteer in VCF Dipolog City, M2M encouraged me to serve God with joy as the joy of the Lord is my strength.”

Why should other CBN Asia Community Partners attend M2M?

“M2M is a great way to improve the marriage, to renew the love of the husband and wife and to grow together as Christians. With God’s Word, ideas, tips, the Bible, the books and other tools given to us, we were equipped to be a blessing to our local church and our community.

God bless CBN Asia for M2M!”

Reinforced

 

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Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ, so said Galatians. But how will a church do that? One church’s approach varies from another.

Four months ago, Jesus Is Lord (JIL) Church opened its doors to pastors and church leaders of Dipolog City when it hosted CBN Asia’s Basic Counseling Training.

Pastor Michael Ursolino Venegas understood the need for such training. This eighteen – year old church at the Gateway to Western Mindanao has outreaches in Brgy Aseniero, Dapitan City and Brgy Del Pilar, Piñan, Zamboanga del Norte.

One of their aims is to be relevant in their social responsibility, thus, leadership development and strengthening church management are requisites.

After the training, Pastor Mike was asked if his expectations were met. Here’s his response.

“Training was very good. Material was practical and biblical. Trainer was excellent in teaching and facilitating the training.

Today, I have learned what counseling really is. It has reinforced my previous trainings about counseling. It has also added some practical techniques in doing it.”

Where could he best apply the techniques he has learned?

I could best apply them at my pastoral ministry. I had some leaders with me who attended the training. It will ease the burden on doing this ministry alone. The church now has a handful of counselors to go to, who are basically equipped in counseling.

I would also re – echo this training to my pastors and leaders under my supervision.”

 

It was July when CBN Asia conducted a Basic Counseling Training at Upper Turno Highway.

Recently, JIL MIS officer Jojo Tizon gave this feedback: “Yes, nakatulong po ng malaki sa pag – conduct po ng counseling.” (Yes, it helped a lot in facilitating counseling)

Good Reward

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“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.”

– Ecclesiastes 4:9 NKJV

 

CBN Asia takes part in the fulfillment of God’s mission in this world, bringing the lost to the light and the hopeless to the source of hope – the Lord Jesus Christ.

In 2010, a church in Gagalangin, Tondo, Manila signed up with CBN Asia’s Church Partnership Program. Since then, the Manila Faith Assembly of God has continually endeavored to follow-up on, pray for, and counsel c viewers or callers referred to them.

This partnership yielded good rewards. The presence of Christ has never been more evident. Meeting these viewers or callers is in itself a great pleasure. While they are being established in the faith, love and knowledge of the Lord, those who are ministering to them are also being encouraged.

Manila Faith gathered them three times within the year 2016 where two batches visited CBN Asia office and studio. Their stories are very uplifting.

It is both a privilege and a  blessing to be in partnership in advancing the kingdom of God. There is surely good reward for the labor.

Partner with us in fulfilling the Great Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ!