This year has been a year of challenges and breakthrough. I thank God He works on that pattern. For every challenge, there is a breakthrough.
1. Isaiah’s surgery and healing
Our family started the year in the hospital. My son Isaiah was diagnosed with a rare condition in the stomach called pyloric stenosis. The first 10 days of the year where the longest days of our lives as a family so far. Today Isaiah is as healthy as can be. It seems like there was no trace of his surgery. It was also during our dark times where we experience the love of family. church and strangers. The thousands of prayers that were lifted up kept us strong in the midst of the trial.
2. Actlikeaman and You Version Philippines Partnership
Thank you to Prudy Verzo for trusting the contents of Act Like a Man to be part of the reading plan of YouVersion Philippines.
Three of the bloggers of Act Like a Man released their books this year. Thank you to Jayson Lo for pushing us and managing the distribution of our books that are now available in all leading bookstores nationwide.
The books published this year are:
Randell Tiongson’s NO NONSENSE PERSONAL FINANCE
Jayson Lo’s YOUNIQUE YOUTH EDITION
Yeng Remulla’s START SOMETHING
Dennis Sy’s RICH FOR LIFE.
also special mention to Marvin Germo’s STOCK SMARTS.
All our books are in 2nd printing already making it a best seller!!
4. Talks and more talks.
This year I was able to do a lot of talks in the different Victory churches and other Bible based churches and also was able to do some talks in the business and finance circle ( something I was praying for). Thank you for the people who trusted me to share my insights and thoughts.
This year we had experience a battle with cancer. My mom was diagnosed with Stage 2A Lung cancer. It was the first in our family and it all took us by surprise. We thank God that the cancer is gone and God healed my mom. We have 2 more relatives who had cancer this year but one was also miraculously healed while the other is fighting s stage 4 lung cancer.
6. Church growth.
Our church in Victory Greenhills experienced growth this year and thanks to all our church leaders who never gets tired in making disciples. Excited for what God is going to do in 2014.
7. Social Media Influence.
This year was a breakthrough year for Actlikeaman.org as it has expand its reach to more than 393,000 visitors, 775,000 page views and growing. Thank you for all of you who have shared, read and re-tweeted the contents of this site.