When the Presence Was on Lockdown

When the Presence Was on Lockdown

Our Worship Journey Imagine yourself standing somewhere in the middle of an auditorium. You’re among dozens, maybe even hundreds, singing praises to God in one accord. A worship band is right on centerstage, leading the crowd in exuberant worship music. Colorful...
Rising from the Ashes of Rape and Imprisonment

Rising from the Ashes of Rape and Imprisonment

Miracles Since My Infancy When my mother was three months pregnant, she had a miscarriage—the baby inside her was pronounced dead. The doctor immediately came to attend to her. After a few minutes, the doctor surprisingly heard a heartbeat. My mom couldn’t help but...
When The Scandal Of Disgrace Meets God’s Grace

When The Scandal Of Disgrace Meets God’s Grace

“To that person who gets to read this article, perhaps you’re at the point in your life where you feel like there’s no hope or you have no purpose anymore. I just want to let you know that if God can use an ‘Amalayer’ like me, paano ka pa?” – Paula Jamie...
THE COST OF THE CAUSE (Part 2)

THE COST OF THE CAUSE (Part 2)

I told my parents and they got mad. Nevertheless they still bought me a ticket bound for Mindanao. My faith in Jesus Christ caused me to leave my family and travel alone via ship at the age of 15. It was scary. But I knew that there was no turning back after truly...
THE COST OF THE CAUSE (Part 1)

THE COST OF THE CAUSE (Part 1)

My Lukewarm Childhood I grew up in a Bible-believing community because my mother was already attending a local church when I was born. My mother made sure I grew up attending church choir, children’s Sunday school, daily vacation bible school, and other church...
Prison Ministry: A Fulfilling Challenge and a Calling

Prison Ministry: A Fulfilling Challenge and a Calling

Scripture Reference: Luke 4:18-19; Matthew 25:34-36 Prison Ministry is Difficult Prison ministry is not an American dream. It is not the land of milk and honey, not a wonderful mission field as well. It is a very difficult mission field. You expose your life to...
The “WHY?” Behind Prison Ministry

The “WHY?” Behind Prison Ministry

Editor’s Note: This week, we take a look at prison ministry. Why do people reach out to those behind bars? Jayson Belleza gave us his thoughts when asked this question. His story of freedom was published on our website last August 4, 2020, as well as in our print...
Awakening the Dream (Part 2)

Awakening the Dream (Part 2)

The story of Noelle Paula Llave continues…  One evening, I couldn’t sleep. I was about to cut myself with a blade when I suddenly heard this voice in my mind saying, “If papatayin mo ang sarili mo ngayon, alam mo na ba kung saan ka mapupunta?” (“If you would kill...
Awakening the Dream (Part 1)

Awakening the Dream (Part 1)

Just My Past Growing up, I was diagnosed with ADHD. I thought my diagnosis would always define who I was. Back in school, I struggled so much with my academic subjects and was always chosen last by my peers when it came to group projects. Because I knew I was lacking,...
A Wrecked Life Made Whole

A Wrecked Life Made Whole

My Childhood I was born and raised in a typical family in Cebu City. My mother was a housewife and my father was a carpenter. We lived together with my two sisters, one older and one younger than me. We lived a simple life. Sometimes we had enough, and other times we...