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.



Basijan, Irene, Jose, and family

Irene 2Irene’s Journey:

Before I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my God and Savior, I thought of myself as a worthless, useless youth. I was so timid that even the faintest failure would send me coiling back into the comforts of my house. I was always at the rear in my studies at school and I was so faint-hearted. I felt as though I didn’t deserve to be in my group of peers so I came to a point where I tried vices just to fit in.

I was imperfect, but God was gracious and loving. God looked past my flaws and failures. My transformation began during an evening fellowship one Christmas season. God extended his love and mercy to me through a pastor who told us that if we didn’t have Christ in our hearts we would be punished in hell. I was bothered. I didn’t want to go to hell so after a few days of wrestling with myself, on the night of December 18, 1986, I surrendered and I accepted Jesus into my heart and into my life.

Because of God’s blessing in my life, He gradually changed me and He used me to reach out to others, and bring them to Him. Now, through His help, I am a pioneering pastor in Towerville, Sapang Lamig, and am at the same time a missionary of Companion with the Poor in Towerville Phase-5.

It is now my desire, as long as I’m breathing, to bring more souls to God from different places, and share with them the same hope I found in Him.

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