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“When you are at your lowest, there's no way to go but up.”

Updated: Aug 29, 2022


IIf you’re stuck in a rut and your life is not going how you want it to, don’t lose hope for your breakthrough is just right around the corner. God has a breakthrough for you that would change the course of your life going forward and ensures that things will never be the same for you again.

Sister Badette Bagalso, an IT missionary who is currently based in Vietnam shared that she was at her lowest point in life then once she surrendered everything to God, she started seeing what God has in store for her.

It was February 2015 when she was invited by her aunt, Pastor Nelia to join the Access 1 Training of International Teams Philippines, a mission-sending organization. Sis Badette wanted to join but she didn’t have the money to pay for the registration fee. Her salary from her work was delayed so she had no means to pay but told no one about it. Without her knowledge, Pastor Nelia paid for it already and she told her to attend the training. While Sis Badette was listening to the preaching of Pastor Gani Sison, IT’s Executive Director, she was so encouraged to go on missions and claimed in her heart that she could also go. “When you are at your lowest, it means the only way is up.” Those words left a great impression on her heart.

“The training was a blessing for me because I was really feeling so low then I heard those words and I know that I will fly soon.” Sis Badette recalled. Her despair turned into excitement. Sis Badette was looking forward to joining the mission exposure in Cambodia in October that year. However, she didn’t have money to book her ticket and for her travel expenses.

Her aunt, Pastor Nelia, was supposed to go on a sponsored trip to Europe. However, her visa was denied. Despite what happened, Pastor Nelia wasn’t sad at all. Pastor Nelia’s sponsor thought that she was saddened by the news, so he gave her 50,000 pesos to cheer her up. That 50,000 pesos would be enough for two people to travel to Cambodia. Pastor Nelia told Sis Badette that she would pay for her ticket and expenses. Sis Badette couldn’t believe it. Everything was working out for her.

The trainees who would go for the exposure trip to Cambodia were scheduled to leave on October 13. The day before that, Sis Badette got the replacement for her lost passport, booked her ticket, and received her salary from her work. However, she had to leave most of the money to her children. Sis Badette only had $20 as her pocket money going to Cambodia.

When she and her aunt arrived in Cambodia, they met the other IT missionaries who are serving there. After a few days, Pastor Nelia had to return to the Philippines leaving Sis Badette on her own. Pastor Nelia left her only $20. Sis Badette’s total money was only $40, but she decided to cook a delicious meal for the other missionaries there. Since she spent the money on buying groceries, she didn’t have enough money left. But God provides. Every time she was low on cash, she would receive money through some people God would use until she got a job as an English teacher in one of the schools in Cambodia.

Sis Badette also prayed for a bicycle she can use in going to work. As she told Donna, one of the IT missionaries about it, Sis Badette’s prayer was answered. Before Sis Badette arrived in Cambodia, Donna stopped using her bicycle because she had an unpleasant memory of it. When Donna knew that Sis Badette needed it, she lent it to her. "It was those tiny details and events where I could see that God had prepared everything before I even told Him" commented Sis Badette.

This is just the beginning of how God showed what He could do in Sis Badette’s life. As you continue to read her story, you would be amazed by God’s sovereignty over things!

Isn’t it wonderful to know that God wants us to talk with Him and tell Him our needs? We all need to spend more time in prayer! Because God knows all things, including our needs from hour to hour, we can be confident that He will take care of us. We are blessed to serve the all-knowing God who knows our needs before we even ask for them. Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; His understanding is beyond measure!

Matthew 6:8

Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

(Written by: Venus Jablo)

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