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PRAY.COM ーWorld’s No. 1 Prayer Appー names Gary V as Philippine Ambassador

SEPTEMBER 9, 2021 — On Pray.com app’s virtual launch, Gary Valenciano shares about the power of prayer and how, in most cases God answers his in ways he would not have expected but turnes out to be exactly what he needed to hear.

The total performer from the Philippines is about to channel his “pure energy” towards a new endeavor as the world’s number 1 app for daily prayer and Bible-based audio content, chose him to be Pray.com’s Philippine ambassador, focusing light on one of Gary’s most enduring passions: connecting to the power of God through prayer. No other name could better represent the app in our country than our very own prayer warrior indeed.

Photo credits to Sir Raymund Isaac

Pray.com co-founder Steve Gatena explains the company’s decision to partner with the beloved Filipino-Puerto Rican artist: “Gary V is an inspiration to Pray.com and the world. The way he talks about his faith, his willingness to reach out to people directly, and encourage them to pray – it’s special. With so many out there struggling with mental and spiritual health because of the pandemic, Gary has chosen to share his voice with all of us. Now you can pray with Gary V anytime on Pray.com,” says Gatena. Since its founing five years ago, the app is now loaded with content featuring Gary V.  With his unwavering Christian faith and devotion, Valenciano is the ideal choice for this prayer app.

A living miracle himself, Valenciano reveals he was honored to join Pray.com especially that the app would help empower praying to more Filipinos. “I want to encourage everyone to pray. I have survived so many health challenges. I am here with you today only by the grace of God. I am unashamed to share my faith in my Lord Jesus Christ. I am grateful, first of all to God, and to Pray.com for giving me a platform to help others draw closer to the Almighty God who gave His only Son to save us,” says Valenciano.

Since its launch in 2017, the app was able to reach 10 million people globally through its mobile app and website with a mission to grow faith and cultivate a community. It is the simplest way to incorporate prayer into your daily life. Pray.com provides encouragement and inspiration through daily prayers, pastor podcasts, and Bedtime Bible Stories. In this new venture, Valenciano becomes the voice behind bible stories like Joseph as well as meditation prayers that will inspire his millions of fans. An option for parents is the Kids section where bedtime stories tailored for children can be found.

Prayer forms a vital part of Valenciano’s day. Whether he is working from home or at the ABS-CBN studios for his weekly ASAP Natin ‘To performances, an app like Pray.com on his mobile devices helps him seamlessly make time for quiet moments with God no matter how busy his schedule gets. Prayer has been Valenciano’s sanctuary and refuge, especially during this pandemic. During this heartbreaking season, no one has been spared from challenges, from grief, pain, and loss. Just recently Valenciano lost his photographer of 30 years, Raymund Isaac, to Covid19, who took his photographs for the posters of Pray.com.

“I want to encourage everyone – no matter what you are going through – take a moment, stop, and pray.  Prayer doesn’t have to be complicated. Start a conversation with God who loves you, God who is everywhere, God who knows you and hears your every cry. The Word promises – we can approach His throne of grace and always, we will find help in our time of need; He who has promised is so much more than able,” Valenciano adds.

Photo credits to Sir Raymund Isaac

Some of Valenciano’s most intimate conversations with God have found expression through songs of praise; many of his compositions have become timeless classics – multi-platinum hits like “Shout For Joy,” “Take Me Out Of The Dark,” as well as his vocal renditions of “Lead Me Lord” and “I Will Be Here.”  Prayer has taken many forms for the multi-awarded recording artist and these songs reflect this truth.  His timely ambassadorship with Pray.com becomes even more significant as he recently released yet another song of praise entitled “Make Us Whole Again.”  Written in the summer of 2020, the song is Valenciano’s way of expressing his journey during the pandemic, grappling with hope and fear, life and death, frailties and faith. As a line in the song goes: “No, our hearts won’t tire / Our faith’s on fire,” Valenciano’s faith is resolute as it flourishes, despite the persistent suffering and perplexing tragedies that plague the world.  This is a testament to the strength of his faith and the power of his connection to the divine.  With prayer as his priority from the moment he wakes, Valenciano lives a life of faith that stokes inspiration and admiration among many of his fans.

The new Pray.com app aims to enable more people of faith to make prayer a part of their daily lives. The platform has multiple functions that can be accessed by registered users: daily prayers every morning, nightly prayers before bedtime, audio Bible stories, Christian meditations, prayer plans, podcasts of pastors from around the world including globally renowned Christian personalities like John Piper, TD Jakes, Joyce Meyer, Manny Pacquiao, and even Philippine pastors such as James Aiton of Favor Church, Paul and Shoddy Chase and Mylene Evangelista of New Life Church, and Bo Sanchez of Light Of Jesus Family. It also has inspirational music of different genres. 

In a time of global crisis, prayer is a path to guidance, healing, and comfort. Valenciano and Gatena hope that Pray.com will become part of every Filipino’s life as we navigate the uncertainties of a world in great turmoil and persevere to overcome. 

For exciting updates and more information on Gary Valenciano, visit www.GaryV.com; follow @GaryValenciano1 on Twitter and @garyvalenciano on Instagram; subscribe to Gary Valenciano on YouTube; and like Gary Valenciano Official on Facebook.

Pray.com is available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play; and check out “Make Us Whole Again” on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music.

Help spread the word about Pray.com by posting it on your social media platforms using the hashtags #PrayPhilippines and #PrayWithGaryV.

Make Your Vacation Worthwhile with Nimo TV

As a self-proclaimed, young-at-heart #TitaOfManila, I recently just started raising a virtual pet through a Tamagotchi. Unfortunately, I accidentally left it at home one hectic workday and when I returned to check it, my 6-year-old virtual pet (one week in real time), was already gone.

It’s been days and although it was just a toy, I felt a sting of regret. Actually, too much that I cannot start raising a new pet yet. I am a casual gamer by the way and failing to raise a Tamagotchi to adulthood feels the same as being defeated in a game. All your effort down the drain and it really hurts.

To somehow recover from the loss, I engulfed myself on a different game for the time being. MOBA games are another favorite of mine aside from RPG’s and luckily, there are a lot of games to choose from now. Also, as a #titagamer, I enjoy watching online game streams and tutorials whenever a new game or hero (game character) is out. I love watching younger people enjoy the games that I, too love.

Nimo TV, one of the country’s leading video game streaming platform, is an excellent past time for students who love gaming and learn new skills at the same time. It offers 8 – 12 MP quality live streaming and can be accessed via mobile or PC make it easier for everyone to start live streaming as a hobby and eventually make it a career.

Nimo TV’s unique ecosystem, which consists of streamers, viewers, brand sponsors and celebrity players can help newcomers discover different techniques in starting their channel. It has a chat feature where streamers and viewers can communicate with one another and exchange tips on how to win a game they play.

Games like Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), Mobile Legends, Dota 2, Rules of Survival and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive are some of the exciting content that streamers can play via the app.

Nimo TV’s presence in Southeast Asian countries like Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand will also help you increase your fan base making it easier for every newbie to grow their channel and interact more with other gamers.

Download the Nimo TV app at Apple app store and Google Play store by clicking the link here https://nimotv.onelink.me/B6cW/25ba46b7 and start streaming your way to the top.

About NiMO TV

Nimo TV is a leading global platform that allows millions of gamers from all around the world to play and broadcast their games to other like-minded players building a community of players, gamers, and fans that drive conversation, and allows peer-to-peer rewards and recognition. Utilizing a high-quality interactive technology, audiences can interact with streamers, and gain access to exclusive esports events and tournaments, along with unprecedented access to the top streamers from across the region.

Slow PC?

There are times when we have a lot of things to do on our computer we forget to turn it off even just for a while. Machines have limitations too no matter how advanced the technology applied. Sometimes, we won’t notice it until our PC starts to perform slower than the usual. It needs a remedy already when that happens. System Mechanic slow computer fix helps speed up your PC and restores the originally fast response of it.

Everything has its limitations. Even us. Have enough rest. That way we can preserve our resources and have more energy to perform more tasks.

Something new

I was browsing through some of Nadine’s blogsssss and found this interesting post about The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. I’ve wanted to watch that movie too but since I am not that so into movies, my thought of it passed by just like all the other movies which I planned on watching. On the other hand, she says there’s an ebook of it and that’s when I started to get more interested. Sad thing is, I don’t have an android phone and I cannot bring this laptop at school so yeah. Still, I’m more into hardcopy, though than e-files. But if given a chance to own an android phone or kobo ereader, I wouldn’t think twice into reading ebooks. 🙂

My future phone?

Fail is what Nokia 101 to me. I think Nokia is not that great yet when it comes to dual sim phones and I deeply regret buying that Nokia 101. That is why I am very eager to have a new phone now that I have saved a few hundreds on my Paypal, all I need to do is to make it tangible. So since my money is still on the virtual world, I have time to look for a phone fit for my needs and most definitely for my budget. Below is the list of phones that caught my attention while browsing the net or simply seeing other people use it. I might need your opinions about them or maybe recommend some phones you  think is better.

1. Samsung Chat 335

I like this one simply because it’s pink! Haha. I also saw VJ Chino (MYX) promoting it. I am not sure but I think some version of this is dual sim? Anyway, I am afraid to buy dual sim phones already since I had this bad experience from Nokia. But I searched for reviews for this phone and sadly, most of the comments were negative. That the keypad is fragile and the letters fade, the WiFi is not working well and so on. I don’t know if I should still try this one because it’s cheap enough.

2. Nokia Asha 302

A friend of mine owns one like this so I have tried this already, I can say that as expected from Nokia, it is very user friendly and it is not dual sim. 🙂 I would still prefer Nokia though but not on dual sim phones, I really insist that. The features are okay but the font is too big I think? Anyways, a phone the same as my friend’s is still the last option. 🙂

3. Nokia Asha 203

Another single sim Nokia phone. Bea recommended this to me and judging by some reviews and friends’ stories, I can say that this is already okay for me. It costs about 4k only which is within my budget range and it’s very handy and not that elegant-looking type so I am quite safe for snatchers. Haha! The last thing I need is to at least try this maybe at some cellphone store at the mall. 🙂

4. Cherry Mobile Comet

Because I suddenly want to own a small and simple phone. I saw this one on a mall near our home and got curious about what it can do judging by its size. I think it’s the smallest phone by Cherry Mobile and it comes in color pink also! 🙂 Some sites say that it has an mp3 player and bluetooth. Not bad. But still, I have to try one first.

So yeah, that’s all for now. I  really want Nokia but their phones are very expensive compared to other brands and I am afraid to try on other brands because Nokia is tried and tested and I am using my own money to buy the phone so it should be worth my hardwork. Haha!

Anyways, all I want for a phone is a decent camera which I can use to capture random things that I want to put in my blog and probably a WiFi ready one? (if that is what it’s called haha) My budget is 4-5k only. 😀

 

Barcode scanners

I am very proud of my friends who are fresh graduates but already have a job. A lot of them are from PLP and even though I didn’t study there, I witnessed their hardships and eagerness to graduate that’s why I am happy for them.

I can still remember when they were very busy planning, organizing and documenting their thesis. The topics of their research paper were actually given by the professors so it became harder because they didn’t get to choose. I remember some of them being assigned to make a thesis that includes barcode readers as the device. I think logic controls products fit best for thesis like this and in real life situations also. I hope they’ve found out this brand earlier and for future researchers also.