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Companion with the Poor is a non-profit, Christian organization that works with the poorest communities in Metro Manila by planting holistic churches that meet the spiritual and physical needs of the most marginalized in the least reached slums. CWTP partners with local churches to plant sustainable churches within two years.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature. - Eric Hoffer

STORIES FROM THE SLUMS

CSJDM, Bulacan Team – December 2017

2Ministry Highlight

Kids Gift Giving.
Last December 21 we gave gifts to forty (40) kids in the ministry area. The kids were full of joy while receiving their gifts. We praise the Lord for the generous donors of fifty (50) gift packs, funds for the foods and kids clothing.
Ministry Flashback

January – Team evaluated and revisited the strategic plan since the ministry begun last September 2016. That resulted to worship celebration every Sunday, established Bible study contacts & conducted medical and dental mission sponsored by A Cross ministry.

February – Followed up and had visitation to the recipients of A CROSS medical and dental mission in the ministry area last December 2016. Fifty (50) households were visited and ten (10) households opened up for Bible studies.

March – A group of KADAMAY association entered San Jose Heights. Our team sought the help of the City Mayor for housing unit application of our church members. On the other hand, the team attended the CWTP quarterly Silent Retreat.

April – Our team conducted Jesus Film showing in the ministry area. Two hundred (200) people came to watch the Film in Tagalog. Also, our church received a sound box from a donor.

May – The team conducted five (5) days of Daily Vacation Bible School (DVBS) for fifty (50) kids. Also, we sent ten (10) young people to CWTP yearly urban poor youth camp.

June – Our team distributed school supplies to fifty (50) participants of DVBS. We visited and shared the Gospel to the mothers of the DVBS students. Also, the team sent Jhay–ar, one of our young people in the ministry area, to ONESIMO one year youth program.

July – The team temporarily stopped the kids feeding program due to the harassment of the SIKAP leaders by occupying the units we were using for the program.

August – Our team led the sixty (60) members of TINIG association in daily prayer gathering to pray for SIKAP harassment and bullying of TINIG members.

September – We had forty (40) adults in Sunday worship service attendance, most of them comes from the TINIG association members. And we distributed Old and New Testaments (Tagalog Bibles) to them.

October – Our team shared the Gospel to a young couple whose husband is a former inmate. We started Bible study with them. Also, Sis. Liway assisted the TINIG members in complying on paper requirements for housing unit application.

November – Sis. Marigin, one of our church members who has been infected of Lupus, shared the good news regarding the improvement of her health condition ever since she started attending our Bible study and Sunday worship.
Prayer Concerns
1. For the team ministry evaluation and team planning on January 6, 2018
2. Continue to pray for our church members’ housing units application
3. Continue to pray for healing to Sis. Marigin and Sis. Jocelyn