Never underestimate the power of faith. Just take a look at Hayden Kho and Jodi Sta. Maria's respective lives: Hayden was able to leave in the past the shame and bad memories from those sex scandals he got involved in, and is now very much still happy and in love with Dr. Vicki Belo, a successful businessman, and the proud father of Scarlet Snow Belo. Jodi, on the other hand, is back on her feet after a crumbling marriage, and is now one of the most bankable actresses in the industry.
The common denominator between the two? Their faith helped them in finding their direction and purpose in life, enabling them to keep going and leading them to become better versions of themselves.
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Fast forward to 2016, both Hayden and Jodi are pursuing further studies on Christianity at Oxford University in London, together with Piolo Pascual, who also credits what he has now to his strong faith in God. In a series of lectures, they also got to have a conversation with renowned Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias, whom Kho has been a disciple and follower of since 2013:
Regardless of your religion, your faith will help you pull through the darkest days. With studies showing a link between faith and health, and that church attendance plays a role in reducing suicide risks, one can truly consider faith as a powerful tool in reforming one’s self. Just remember: When the going gets tough, keep the faith. Always.
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Collage by Jana Jimenez. Photographs from the official Facebook pages of Piolo Pascual and Jodi Sta. Maria, and Hayden Kho Jr.'s personal Facebook page.