A Journey of Healing, Faith, and Love

A Journey of Healing, Faith, and Love

Nothing is more important than our relationship with God. He will always remain faithful to us—even if we aren’t. Here is a story of a doctor who was reminded of God’s immeasurable love for her while recovering from COVID-19.

I am a doctor and a full-time mom to my daughter. Because of my two challenging “jobs,” I was always busy—I hardly had time to rest and spend some quiet time with God. 

In March, I was exposed to a patient who had a hard time disclosing his true travel history. He felt compelled to withdraw that information out of fear. So when he tested positive for COVID-19 a week later, I knew there was a possibility that I had contracted the virus, too. I had been preparing myself for the worst even before that happened but it was different at that time. It became more real to me.

On April 1, as expected, my test results came back positive. I had no fever, cough, or breathing difficulties—but I had severe headaches, occasional chest pains, and diarrhea. I thought I was prepared for what would happen. But I was wrong. Being one of the first few who contracted the disease made me doubt if I would still get well. It was an uncertain, scary experience. It didn’t feel right to be in the hospital, clad in personal protective equipment (PPE), not as a doctor but as a patient. 

While in quarantine, filled with worry—not just for myself but also for my daughter whom I had close contact with—God revealed so many things to me. I felt a gentle nudge from Him, like a father asking his child to hold his hand and come home after wandering away for so long.

Ironically, it was during that time that I remembered how much I actually missed spending time with God. It was part of my daily routine to read my Bible and have quiet time with Him when I was growing up. But somewhere along the way, other things became more important to me. The exhaustion brought by my responsibilities at home and at work became a convenient excuse for me to put off my relationship with Him. And though unexpected, because of what happened, I finally had the chance to rekindle an old love. My ugly situation was turned into a beautiful time spent with God. Every day was filled with hope from His word and grace.

When my second swab result came back negative, I was happy and thankful, but I was also worried that I would just go back to my old, busy self and have no time for God again. I considered it a favor when I was told that I would have to stay isolated for a few more days and wait for another test. It was a gift that allowed me to have a week of pure time alone with Him. It reminded me that even if my love for Him had dwindled, His love for me is the same.

On April 10, I was finally discharged from the hospital after getting the result of my third swab test. It was a sweet time that God later used so He could minister to my colleagues who—one by one—started contracting the disease, too. He inspired me to form a support group inside our hospital that helped them find hope in the midst of a trying situation.

My journey against COVID-19 reminded me that in this life, nothing is more important than our relationship with God. He will never abandon us, especially at the lowest point of our lives. His love will always remain faithful to us—even if we weren’t faithful from the start. 

What I went through also made me appreciate every waking moment. Every additional day with God and my loved ones is a blessing. I may be a doctor, but only He can bring healing to the wounded parts of my soul. And though we don’t always put Him first, we can be assured that we will always have His love.

We love because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19

Doc Dial is part of our church in Los Baños. She continues to minister to those who are battling with COVID-19 by sharing God’s message of hope and healing.

New Series: Self Less

New Series: Self Less

How do we express love in our marriages and relationships? How important is faith to how we do so, and what is the ultimate goal of love in the first place?

Join us for our February series, “Self Less,” as we use Ephesians 2 and Ephesians 5 to see our marriages and relations from a missional and eternal perspective.

After this series, may we all understand that God selflessly loved us first, and we have opportunity to mirror this love with everyone we meet, so that they may experience God’s love through us.

Check out the list of weekly topics:

February 4 and 5: Love
February 11 and 12: Marriage
February 18 and 19: Relationships
February 25 and 26: Compassion

Join us at a Victory location nearest you! Victory is one church in Metro Manila meeting in 31 locations across the metropolis. We also meet in multiple venues throughout the Philippines.

If you’re posting about the “Self Less” series, please use the official hashtag #SelfLessPH.

Don’t forget to invite your family and friends! See you at our services!

Ways you can Show Love to Your Family

In week six of our “All and Nothing” series, we learned what it means to honor God in our family relationships. Today, let’s explore how we can put what we learned into practice. What are different ways we can show love to our family members?


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We have an opportunity daily to be a blessing, not only in serving and generosity, but with our words. The Bible encourages us to speak life, and when we encourage our families, we let God’s words be our words, and become instruments of His blessing to them.

When was the last time you told a family member that you loved them? Encourage a family member today by highlighting something that he or she did that genuinely impresses or encourages you.



Through our Service

“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)

Jesus set the example of service by laying his life down for His disciples. In the same way, we can follow His example of service and humility, especially in our households. It’s a good thing when we volunteer in our respective local centers, but let us not forget that serving should first start in our homes.

In the next weekend, take the time to serve your family in a greater capacity. Family members can run errands, make repairs, clean the house or car, or take care of the meals or laundry.  Dads or older brothers can help out with homework or just spend much-needed quality time.


Through Prayer

 “The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” (James 5:16)

One of the most important—and impactful—things we can do for our family members is praying for them. Whether we’re believing for their salvation, restoration, healing, or abundant financial provision, we can bring these concerns before God and trust that He hears and answers.

Take time this week to pray for your family members. Ask God for wisdom and discernment for the right things to pray for them, including provision, salvation, restoration of relationships, and healing; if you have some who are sick, visit them. Trust the Holy Spirit to give you the right words to bless and encourage those for whom you pray personally.


Through Forgiveness


God’s Word commands us to forgive those who have wronged us, because God forgave us through Christ. Our families are far from perfect, but God’s Word says that we are ministers of reconciliation.

Today, take a moment to ask for forgiveness from someone you’ve offended in your family. Ask God for grace and wisdom as you approach this person. Believe God for restoration and healing in your relationship.



Jesus best exemplified love for us, and He did so by dying on the cross for each of us more than 2,000 years ago. Let’s remember to show that same love He showed us to our family members.


Marriage is deeper than love

Marriage is deeper than love

“Every time you are unfaithful to your spouse, you are breaking the covenant of marriage.”

In this video blog  entry, Victory Greenhills senior pastor Dennis Sy discusses why marriage is considered deeper than love, and what this concept looks like in the covenant of marriage.

Let’s stay together

Let’s stay together

“God knew what He was doing when He made man in His own image – and made them male and female. It’s her hand, her voice, her smile, her kindness, brought forth by the unfading beauty of a gentle, quiet spirit which is of great worth in God’s sight.”

Pastor Joey Bonifacio ruminates about loneliness while paying tribute to his wife, Marie, in this heartfelt blog entry.

Why Love is the Greatest of These

Why Love is the Greatest of These

“This is how we are to treat our relationship with God, foremost, nothing quite like it. If we are asked what is the greatest love there is, our definitive answer should be – Jesus. Nothing and no one compares.”

Pastor Joey Bonifacio waxes poetic in this blog entry on love, identifying three things about love that point us back to God.

Let’s Talk About Love: “Will You” series recap

Let’s Talk About Love: “Will You” series recap

For the whole month of February, we talked about the different seasons of a love relationship in our series, “Will You.” We asked our attendees what their biggest takeaways were from our three-week message, and here’s what everyone shared on our social networks: http://storify.com/victoryph/will-you-series-recap

New Series: Will You . . .

New Series: Will You . . .

We are kicking off our February series, “Will You…” After this series, we look forward to having a biblical perspective in every season of a person’s love life. May each of us have Jesus in the center of all our relationships!

Here is the list of weekly topics for “Will You . . . ”:

Week one: . . . be my Friend?
Week two: . . . be my Valentine?
Week three: . . . Marry me?

Invite your family and friends to a Victory location nearest you! We are one church meeting in fifteen locations in Metro Manila. We also meet at various congregations across the Philippines.

Let’s know more about love this February! See you at our services!

New Series: Love Different

New Series: Love Different

Join us at a Victory location nearest you, as we talk about love this February! “Love Different” is a three-week series that will discuss what love is according to God’s Word as opposed to what the world is saying, leading to relationships that will bring God honor.

Check out Victory’s weekly topics for “Love Different:”

Week One: Love at First Sight. Learn about why appearances should not reign supreme as we debunk the myth of “love at first sight.”
Week Two: Follow Your Heart. Learn about why emotions should not reign supreme, and what awaits people who “follow their hearts.”
Week Three: Love is Blind. See what happens when one views love through the lens of truth.

Victory meets in multiple locations in Metro Manila and in provinces all over the Philippines. We’d love to have your family and friends join our church in the Philippines for three weeks of talking about love!


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New Series: LoveLife

New Series: LoveLife

Love is a topic we all love talking about on radio stations, TV shows, and in our favorite songs. “All we need is love,” one song goes. But what is the kind of love that really fulfills and satisfies us?

Starting this February, we invite you to join us in our new series: “LoveLife.” This series will help us gain the right perspective of love, sex, and marriage founded on God’s Word, and develop godly convictions that would result in a life that pleases God.

Here are the weekly topics:

Week One: Love
Week Two: Marriage
Week Three: Sex

Join us at a Victory location nearest you! Victory, a church in the Philippines, meets in fifteen different locations in Metro Manila and forty-five different locations in the provinces. Check out our national directory. You may also get the latest updates on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Invite your family, friends, and colleagues to join us! See you at our services!