Are You Struggling Financially?

Cesar Avenido did.

Yeteven in his financial struggle, Cesar continued to believe in giving without asking for anything in return.

From the humble beginnings of his business venture as a calamansi juice seller, Cesar learned to invest in God’s business of blessing people and transforming lives.

Even though his loans were piling up and his income does not always suffice the needs of his family, he continues to give to different missionaries and ministries, including the Asian Center for Missions (ACM) – the missionary training arm of CBN Asia.

As a pastor himself, Cesar knows full well that missionaries need support to fulfill their godly mandate of proclaiming the gospel to nations and sharing God’s love to the lost and hurting.

However, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the countryhis faith and obedience were put to test.

“I held on to God’s Word in 2 Corinthians 8:2 where the Macedonian churches or Christians supported the missionaries despite their lack. Their situation resulted to generous giving. It made me realize that our current difficulties should not hinder our support to God’s Kingdom,” Cesar shares.

While other businesses suffered during the pandemic, Cesar’s business surprisingly flourished.

Because of his obedience to God, his calamansi juice products became a hit. Thanks to its ability to boost the immune system to fight the virus! Cesar’s sales went up during the lockdown, enabling him to reserve his income to continue operating in the next months.

Apart from it, he was able to pay some of his loans, and give grocery items to church members who lost their jobs during the lockdown. God also used Cesar in blessing the frontliners in 15 towns in Bohol through his healthy calamansi juice products.

“God has a purpose why you experience financial difficulties. God wants you to embrace Him, and to keep the faith burning. Give even if it hurts you. Give and share your blessings because it’s a huge help to others,” Cesar ended.

Like Cesar, are you also experiencing financial difficulties right now?

Cesar’s story shows that no one can outgive God. He knows what you need and always gives back what you give to others – pressed down, shaken together, and running over. Like Cesar, you can help support missionaries around the globe by partnering with ACM.

Do you need prayers about your finances? You may call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8737-0700 or send us a message through our CBN Asia Facebook page. We would love to pray for you.


  • Jill mae sumalinog

    Hi i’m jill mae good morning! Please for me i”m struggling from financial crisi tight now mu debts are pilling up i really don’t know what to do anymore. Hoping for your prayers. Thank you so much

    • Hi Jill, we would love to pray for you. Praying that God would bless you tremendously so you would be able to experience financial breakthroughs. We encourage you to seek God and entrust to Him everything. He knows your needs and will never leave nor forsake you. Let us share with you the word of God from Psalm 121:1-2 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. God bless you and your family!

  • Please pray for me. Im struggling financially since Jan. I lost my job, I started a travelling agency that didnt work because of the pandemic. I have lots of debts. And finding a job has been so difficult. I need prayers and I need God to keep me strong.

    • Hello Jam, good evening! Thank you for sharing with us your prayer concerns. Stand firm in faith. Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord! We speak financial breakthrough and stability on your finances, in Jesus’s name. AMEN!

  • Jennifer Martinez

    My loans are piling due to monthly interests but I know God has a plan for all of these. Hoping for your prayers for me and my family.

    • Hi Jennifer, thank you for reaching out to us. God is bigger and greater than all. God will fight for you and give you a wonderful victory. We speak financial breakthrough upon you in Jesus’name. AMEN!

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