Today, I just want to recount how God has been faithful the past year. I wanna share with you some of our milestones and unexpected blessings last year.
2016 started with my life testimony broadcast on The 700 Club Asia. It was aired a year ago yesterday, January 19.
Mid last year, Gummy was blessed with her first ever TV commercial. It was an answered prayer. When she was 3 and a half, Gummy expressed to me her desire to be in a commercial like her Ate Kendra (Kramer). Summer of 2016 we received news that she was handpicked for the latest TVC of Knorr for their Sinigang Mix. What was totally unexpected was to find out on the day of the shoot that Gummy was the lead role. 🙂 Until today, when we go out, she is being fondly teased “asim kilig.” Thank you Lord for answering my little girl’s prayer.
Four months after her Asim Kilig commercial, we appear together for the first time in an iVideo for M.Y.San Grahams. It is our dream to cook or bake (or something like it) on-cam in a commercial format for an endorsement. And truly when the Lord answers, He gives it in full. We are now commissioned to endorse this brand that I have been using for years – making my cheesecake cup crusts; and currently for my SMORES Brownies that’s undergoing R&D. Watch to refresh your memory on how to make these delicious M.Y.San Grahams Brownie Pops!
The response to our video, especially on Gummy’s adorable (pagpasensiyahan niyo na ko alam niyo naman ang Nanay… 🙂 ) and candid performance is overwhelming. Over talaga, nakakaiyak! Over 1 MILLION views in less than a month and now on its 2nd month, our M.Y. San Grahams Brownie Pops tutorial has been viewed 2.4M times! Thank you Lord! Truly you bless those who work with all their heart as if they work for You!
Personally, the highlight of 2016 was my water baptism last December 4, 2016 at the Mt. Mailing Re-Creation Center. It was the perfect day to get married. 🙂 I never got to post the video because of its length. But here are photos, moment by moment taken by my Ate Kat.
Thank you Lord for making that day happen. Thank you for what You made me feel that day. I have never felt that loved, that safe, that sure and secure, that ready to give myself to anyone. Thank you for the preview of how I must feel about saying yes to marry Your Best for me. I will know it is him if THAT is how I would feel when he asks and THAT is how his love for me, like Yours. 🙂
Now let’s talk about bigger and grander blessings this year. 🙂
Before 2016 closed, I signed up for a company I never imagined I would endorse. Never, not in any way thought that they would get me. A global, multilevel marketing company and the number one player in its industry. What was of an even bigger surprise to me was to learn that I am their first endorser for this burgeoning category. What an honour to not just be called the “First Ever Avon Home Ambassador” but to be hailed as their “Kitchen Idol.” Lord, you are REALLY the God of how-much-more, who gives far more abundantly, immeasurably, beyond all that we could ask or think of!
Below is a 2-minuter video where I share Bettina’s Bites or Kitchen tips – 5 in particular to make your work in the kitchen more efficient and enjoyable.
And finally, as the first month of this new year even comes to an end, it is with inexplicable excitement that I share with you my daughter’s first solo endorsement for… Johnson & Johnson’s Shiny Drops Shampoo. YAAAAAAY!!!!!
The first of the 3 hair tutorial videos will be aired this weekend so please stay tuned to learn and be inspired to take the time to beautify your little girls!!!
Thank you Lord, our 2017 opened with unimaginably big blessings! We praise You and thank You for Your love, kindness and faithfulness! We do not deserve ANY of this. This is purely out of Your grace and goodness. SALAMAT PO!