WHO WE ARE

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

Partner with Us

1. Contributing to CWTP

Gifts or contributions to CWTP or its missionaries can be given in the­ following ways:

a) Make a donation directly to our office (contact information is below). If writing a check, please make it payable to Companion with the Poor, Inc. BDO # 3980-2006-25,  and indicate for where or who you are designating your support.

Comapnion with the Poor, Inc.
Office: 167-G Kamias Extension
Quezon City 1101, Philippines
Tel./fax. no. (63 2) 9270664­
Email: info@companionwiththepoor.org

Office Staff:

  • Abrillo Galang
  • Mary Ann Flores
  • Renato Milca Jr.

b) For US/Canada partners you can make your check out to Mission Ministries, Inc, which is a registered 501C3, and send to:

Mission Ministries USA
c/o John Mark Lindvall
President
or Debby Rush
Mission Ministries, Inc.
Donations: P.O. Box 6546, Santa Ana, CA 92706
( a tax-deductible receipt will be sent to you )
(909)305-3739
debbylindvallrush@hotmail.com
missionmin@aol.com

2. Becoming a Church Planting Partner

We do not plant a church without the partnership of a local church. Our approach. Empowers local churches with a vision to reach into nearby slum communities by coming alongside that vision with our resources and experience. We do not plant churches to build CWTP. We exist to serve the local church and its desire to plant new congregations. Usually we are able to plant a holistic church in two years, stepping back so that the mother church is the primary influence on the new, but established church plant. If you or your church is interested in partnering with CWTP in this way. We would love to hear about your interest.

You can contact us or you can download the application below.
[ Visiting Team Forms ]

3. Become an CWTP Missionary

If you have a call to ministry and would like to consider CWTP, we would love to talk with you. We suggest that you contact our director or our office staff to let us know about your interest.

4. Volunteer or send a Summer Team

We always need help. If you would like to volunteer, be an intern ( read the article below on internship ) and give some of your time with us, or if you would like to bring a summer team to work among the poor, email or call us about your interest. We would love to have you! If you have interest in coming as a summer team, please download the visiting team form below, fill it out and send it to us.

[ Visiting Team Forms ]

 


INTERNSHIP

Melanie Ferrer – CWTP/MMP Intern, May – October 2011

melanie-ferrerI have had the privilege of serving alongside of CWTP/MMP for the past five months and my experience has been nothing short of amazing! I am a student from Azusa Pacific University who chose to study and serve in the Philippines for my major’s required Global Learning Term. As a Filipina-American, I came to get in touch with my roots, live life in communion with the locals and to serve the urban poor.

My time with CWTP has been extremely fruitful for my academics and spirituality. I am very encouraged by the work that CWTP is doing within urban poor communities. They sincerely care about the poverty spread across Metro Manila. CWTP does not stop at concern but they take action to help community organize and spiritually nurture their communities. I joined Villa San Isidro’s team two months into their church plant. During my time here we conducted surveys, found leaders within the community, held events to familiarize ourselves with community members, launched a feeding program, started livelihood training and began bible studies. Through the events and programs I saw the community take initiative, unite as people and hope to see them continue to mobilize toward common goals.

It is encouraging to see an organization truly living out Jesus. We know Jesus came to earth to offer spiritual help, but Christians often forget that His ministry on earth had a deep concern for the both the poor and for social justice. Jesus Himself went to the synagogue, stood up and read ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” CWTP understands how to collide the physical, social and spiritual. I see CWTP looking at poverty in the face, taking the courage and compassion of Jesus, and transforming communities to be sustainable and Spirit-led. The heart of CWTP is beating at the same rhythm of Jesus’ heart. I am deeply inspired by their diligence and authenticity to serve country and communities!