The Lord is mightier.

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The Lord, our God, is mightier than your troubles and problems in life.
Most of the time, we think that the waves of trials are bigger than us and that the flood of worries will drown us.
But in this verse, it is clearly stated that God is above all of these things.
God is greater and He will be able to lift you up and help you.
God is greater than all of your problems in life.
The Lord on high is mightier
Than the noise of many waters,
Than the mighty waves of the sea.
Psalm 93:4
So, if you have any problems, be it physically, mentally, financially, emotionally or spiritually, just call unto Him.
He is greater than all your problems in life.
He will calm all storms.

God bless you!

Spirit lead me

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Oceans by Hillsong is one of my favorite songs.
It is said that the inspiration of this song was from Matthew 14, where Jesus called out Peter into the sea.
That moment was truly a test of faith.
Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior

When God calls you, do not be afraid.
Take the leap of faith.
He will be there to catch you.

God bless!

God is in control

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I know there are times were you feel like you are all alone.
At times, you do not even know what to do when you are in a difficult situation,
but God said not to be anxious.
Just pray and lift up everything to Him.
He will take care of it, just trust Him.
God is in control. Do not worry.
God is in control. Do not worry.
"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:6-7

God bless!

Walk by Faith

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God will test you because He wants you to mature. He wants you to develop a walk with Him that is not based on your fluctuating emotions, but on your commitment to Him as you learn to walk by faith.
Greg Laurie
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
2 Corinthians 5:7

Let us Walk and Live by Faith. :)
Have a blessed afternoon guys. God bless!

Arms High and Heart Abandoned

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When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon,
my soul expands in the worship of the creator. 
Mahatma Gandhi
surrendering all to God
So I'll stand with arms high and heart abandoned,
in awe of the One who gave it all.
I'll stand, my soul, Lord to You surrendered,
all I am is Yours.
The Stand

God bless you!

Bold as a Lion

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The boldness of the Lion symbolizes our spiritual strength as Christians.
When we know that we are doing right by God, we are confident that God is with us.

"If we walk in righteousness He will carry us through."
A. B. Simpson
the righteous are bold
"The wicked flee when no one pursues,
But the righteous are bold as a lion."
Proverbs 28:1

Wicked people are always guilty even though there are no accusations against them, whereas, righteous people are not afraid because they know that God is on their side.
Growing spiritually does not happen overnight, it requires dedication, time, trials and hardships in life.

God molds us by putting us through rough situations, and in our little victories we mature in spirit.
So when you are in a difficult circumstance, trust that God has allowed it to make you a better Christian.
God bless you!

Here I am to Worship

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“Worship is not an experience. Worship is an act, and this takes discipline. We are to worship ‘in spirit and in truth.’ Never mind about the feelings. We are to worship in spite of them.”
Elisabeth Elliot

You are my God

This song was created by Tim Hughes in the year 1999 after reading the book of Philippians and it has already been sang and covered by a number of different music artists.

Here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You're my God
You're altogether lovely
Altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me

The lyrics of the song were so wonderful and amazing, that you can feel the love of Jesus, remember His sacrifices, and experience the spirit of humility by listening to it.

God loves you and He wants you to worship Him in spirit and in truth.
I encourage you to just bow before the Lord and give Him the praises and glory that He alone deserves.

God bless you!

God's Word

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"Read your Bible, pray everyday, and you'll grow, grow, grow"
If you are familiar with this song, you most probably grew up in a Christian church.
But do we really read the Bible everyday?
I, for one, have struggled in this area.
But the trick to reading the words daily is to have the dedication.
The Bible contains everything we need to know to live in line with the will of the Lord
read the Bible
Fill your mind with God's word and you will have no room for Satan's lie.

Satan will always try to distract you, he will work double time to keep you away from the word of God.
So beware, and rebuke him every time you find it hard to read the Bible.

If you want to start reading but you don't know where to start, go to the book of John.
It was written by apostle John, so that all may believe in Jesus Christ the Son of God who gives eternal life.

God bless you!

He heals the brokenhearted

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Some of you might have tried so hard to fix your broken heart but with no avail.
Often times, we try to seek for solution to ease the pain.
But the only one who could fix your heart is the One who made it.
So surrender your heart to the Lord and let Him heal you.
Jesus heals the brokenhearted
"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."

God is enough

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God, truly, is enough for us and only through Him, we can experience fullness of Joy.
If you are one of those people that constantly seeks for something or someone in life, just take a step back and breathe.
Remember that God gave His only Son, Jesus, to die for your sins
He is, in fact, more than enough.
When we have nothing left but God, we discover that God is enough
"When we have nothing left but God, 
we discover that GOD IS ENOUGH."

Have a blessed morning!

God is within her

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"As an image bearer of God, you can't know who you are or what your purpose is if you don't know the One you're supposed to be becoming like..."
Custis James
woman of faith
"God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day."
Psalm 46:5

Fear not, for I am with you

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Satan wants us to walk by fear, but God wants us to walk by faith.
walk by faith
"Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."
Isaiah 41:10

I will worship you, until the very end...

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"I love you
I need you
Though my world may fall i'll never let you go
My saviour, My closest friend.
I will worship you
Until the very end."
This is indeed a beautiful song by Hillsong. 
Have a great day ahead and may God bless you!

Check my previous article about booking a Saudi Prometric Exam for Nurses.

Complete Guide on Saudi Prometric Exam for Nurses (Saudi Licensure Exam)

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Updated: May 2017

Presently, a lot of Filipino nurses are having difficulties on applying for a Saudi Prometric Exam because of the changes made by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS). When I scheduled my exam years ago, you only have to vistit the Prometric Site. However, in the new process, nurses are required to have an eligibility number before scheduling the exam. This revision of policy allowed them to screen first the candidates before permitting them to take the exam.

With reference to this matter, I have decided to make a blog post on how to get an eligibility number for a Prometric exam (Saudi Licensing Exam) to help my fellow Filipino nurses.
How to book for a Saudi Prometric Exam for Nurses

I. Acquiring your Eligibility Number (I highly recommend using a desktop/laptop, web browsing in phone might cause you problems during the process.)

1. First and foremost, go to the SCFHS website, click the box for E-Services, then click Mumaris > Practitioners > Create Eligibility Number for Applicant from outside KSA. Then, read the instructions and click the link given at the end. Click here for the same link (Note: the url address may vary from time to time).

How to schedule a saudi prometric exam for nurses

2. On the Mumaris System home page. Click Practitioner New Account to create your new account. Read the general instructions carefully, then click Done to proceed. Afterwards, answer the questions on the site. Do you have a SCFHS Professional Registration Card? - No. Are you applying from out side KSA? - Yes.

How to schedule a saudi prometric exam for nurses

3. The process from here onwards are pretty much easy and straightforward. There's no need to fill up the entries for arabic language (ARA). Just make sure that you fill in the necessary information, especially those marked with a red star. Also, the site will automatically generate the Hijri dates (Islamic Calendar) for you, so no need to stress about that. After reviewing your information, click Proceed.

4. You will then receive an activation link from SCFHS on your email address. Click the link and follow the instructions. At this moment, you just have to continue filling out the forms and uploading essential documents. If you are experiencing difficulties, refer to this PDF file by SCFHS for step by step instructions.

5. You can now start uploading your documents (your files must be attached in PDF and photos in JPEG that does not exceed 1 mb). Mentioned hereunder are the required documents:

Qualifications Certificate (College Diploma)
Experience Certificate (Certificate of Employment)
Board Certificate, Board Rating, PRC License ID
Academic Transcript / Log Book / Training Program Content (TOR and RLE)
Passport Copy (PDF)
Passport sized Photo in white background (JPEG)

6. After uploading all the needed documents, just wait for their response which will be sent on your email address. The email will contain 2 numbers, one is your eligibility ID and the other one is the verification code for your Data Flow Registration. (Note: Please click the link on your email directly to avoid errors such as "Eligibility ID does not exist or is already used.")

II. Scheduling your Exam (Prometric or Pearson Vue Test Center)

The computer based licensing examination can now be taken in two testing centers (Prometric and Pearson Vue).

PROMETRICS GUIDE:

When you receive your eligibility number and the link sends you to Prometric website, just follow the instructions below.

1.1 On your email click the link for Classification Exams, then go to Professional classification examinations.

How to schedule a saudi prometric exam for nurses

1.2 On Step 1: Select your program, select Academic, Professional Licensure & Certification, Government, and Corporate Programs, then choose Saudi Licensing Examination. On Step 2: Select your region, choose Philippines.

1.3 On the next page, select schedule an appointment, then click Next, afterwards review the policy and then select I agree.

1.4 You then need to provide the Eligibility ID number that was sent to you and type the first 4 letters of your Last Name. 

1.5 After that, you can now choose your desired test location and dates. Here are the locations of Prometric Test Centers in the Philippines: 

#8475 & #8479 | 2/F Ateneo Professional Schools, 130 HV Dela Costa St. Salcedo Village, Makati City. In Manila, exams are on Tuesdays until Fridays.


#8473 | Cebu City Int'l Stc, C/O Train, Educ & Dec Cons Inc Suite 308, Centro Maximo D Jakosalem Street, Cebu City. In Cebu, exams are on Mondays 'til Thursdays.

1.6 After choosing your test schedule, proceed to the payment of the exam which is currently $239 as of May 2017 (thank you for the update Josephine). Fill in the details of your credit card and click Complete Registration.

PEARSON VUE GUIDE:

However, if you are sent to the Pearson Vue website, do not worry. The process of booking the exam is quite similar.

2.1 Sign-in with the login credentials you are given on your email. (you do not need to create a new account in the Pearson Vue website).

2.2 Schedule your examination date. Test locations of Pearson Vue Test Centers in Philippines:

MISNet Education, Inc.-Manila, Philippines | Unit 2201 Antel Corporate 2000 Centre, 121 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City 1227

Pearson Professional Centers-Manila, Philippines | 27th Floor, Trident Tower, 312 Senator Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City 1227

MISNet Education Inc. - Cebu City | Unit 401 Don A.Gothong Centre (Sugbutel), Sergio OsmeƱa Boulevard, North Reclamation Area, Cebu City 600

2.3 After paying the exam fee ($239), you will receive a confirmation email (within 48 hours). If any information is incorrect, you can call at 800 844 3692 (if you are in Saudi Arabia) and at +971 4 453 5380 (International Calls) between 08:30 and 17:00 UAE time, Sunday to Thursday, excluding Fridays, Saturdays and UAE Holidays or email them.

2.4 If everything is good, print the booking confirmation and bring it with you together with your valid ID or passport on the day of your exam.

WHAT TO REVIEW?
Here are the study references posted on their website:
  1. Student Workbook and Resource Guide for Olds' Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Women's Health Across the Lifespan by Michele W Davidson RN Ph.D. CNM, Latest Edition.
  2. Olds' Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Women's Health Across the Lifespan, by Michele R. Davidson, Latest Edition.
  3. NCLEX-RN® Maternal-Neonatal Nursing Made Incredibly Easy by Lippincott, Latest Edition.
  4. All-In-One Care Planning Resource, By Swearinger, Elsevier, Latest Edition.
  5. Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Latest Edition.
  6. Nursing Assistant: A nursing Process Approach, Hegner, Acella and Caldwell, Delmar, Latest Edition.
  7. Care of the Patient in Surgery, By Rothrock, Elsevier, Latest Edition.
  8. Fundamentals of Nursing: Standards and Practice, Delmar, Latest Edition.
  9. Brunner and Suddarth’s Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Latest Edition.
  10. Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing (Hockenbury, M.J. and Wilson ,D) Missouri: Mosby, Latest Edition.
  11. Essentials of Pediatric Nursing (Kyle,T. and Carman,S.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Latest Edition.
The exam is 100 items Multiple Choice Questions that can be answered within 2 and a half hours. That means you have to allot 1.5 mins per question when answering the exam

The content/topics are:
1. Fundamentals - 24%
2. Medical - 19%
3. Surgical - 18%
4. Pediatrics - 16%
5. Community - 13%
6. Obstetrics and Gynecology - 10%

Passing Score: 
Nurse Technician - 45%
Nurse Specialist - 50%

III. Data Flow Registration

1. Click the link on your email, then sign up to create an account. Click here to sign up.

How to schedule a saudi prometric exam for nurses

2. Read and follow the instructions, then upload the necessary documents again.

3. You will need to pay about 500 SR (around Php 6,600) for the verification of your documents. Check the Verification Fees.

4. You just need to check the status of your data flow application from time to time. Check your status here.

AND YOUR DONE!
Important Things to Remember: 
  • Avoid duplicate accounts, you can only use your email and mobile number in one account.
  • Please be patient in waiting for your eligibility number, it might take a week or even a month.
  • The type of exam will be chosen by the SCHFS (Nurse Specialist Exam is usually harder than the Nurse Technician Exam)
  • On the day of examination, please bring a print out of your confirmation letter and don't forget your ID.

    Most importantly, PRAY! God has planted the desire on your heart to go abroad and that means He has purpose for you there. Pray in every step of your journey and ask God for guidance. To the one reading, I pray that and declare the victory in your exam in the Name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, Amen and Amen!
Additional Info:
  • For those who failed on their first and second attempt, you can request for reactivation of your eligibility number on this link
  • If you are a Filipino located in Saudi who doesn't have any previous registration in Saudi Council as a Nurse (meaning no Saudi License), you can still register thru Mumaris. The process will still be the same, the only difference is when you create a new account just answer the following questions with NO:
     Do you have a SCFHS Professional Registration Card? - No.
    Are you applying from outside KSA? - No.

You can also visit the Complete Guide on Overseas NMC Registration for Filipino Nurses if you are thinking of applying in UK as a nurse. God bless!

Nothing is impossible with God

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Our Bible verse for the day:
For with God nothing shall be impossible - Luke 1:37
"For with God nothing shall be be impossible."
Luke 1:37

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My next article: http://thatsfaith.blogspot.com/2016/07/saudi-prometric-exam-saudi-nursing.html

God shall supply...

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Hi! Let me share this wonderful verse with you guys.
Philippians 4:19
"And my God shall supply all your needs according to His Riches and Glory by Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19

I know some of you out there are undergoing financial constraints. But always remember, we have a big God that can give us what we need. All you have to do is ask.

If that is you, I pray for financial breakthrough in your life. I pray that you overcome any monetary problems that you have right now. I claim that the gates of heaven open and pour out blessings upon blessings in your life. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

That is Faith

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Hi! My name is Faith, a 26 year old nurse, who has worked in Saudi Arabia for almost three years and is currently back in the Philippines. In this blog, I will be talking about my journey in the Lord, topics that piques my interests, and guides or tutorials on things that I am familiar with.

Trust God in the dark

I passed across this quote of Charles Spurgeon on pinterest and decided to create a 'photo quote' of my own. I thought it was timely since I am about to write my first entry on this blog. Furthermore, I found most of them watermarked and I am afraid of violating any copyright law.

"To trust God in the light is nothing, but trust Him in the dark - that is faith.", this is a quote by Charles Spurgeon, who was also known as the Prince of Preachers, I don't really know much about him, but I do know that he wrote a great deal of Christian literature. 

Anyhow, this quote is a wonderful explanation of faith, one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Faith is trusting the Lord and knowing that He is there when you do not see anything. Of course, this is not just limited to one's self, this includes encouraging other people despite the circumstances.

Before I end this post, let me share a short testimony of my life: I was born in a Christian family, I grew up learning Bible verses, singing christian songs and dancing with tambourines. Although I knew His words by heart, there are plenty of times that I fail Him. I struggle with sin, but it is so amazing how God forgives me and loves me still. I am not, in any way, telling you that it is fine to commit sin. As Christians, we must hate sin. But I am sharing this to you, to tell you that even if you do something, just come before the Lord and he will cleanse you with all your unrighteousness. God is a forgiving God, and He will accept you no matter what you have done.

If you have read this, I know God has purpose, and I pray that whatever you are going through right now, you will surpass it, In Jesus' name, Amen.

God bless you and be a blessing!