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.



Besmonte, Sonny, Grace, and family

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Children: Daniel, Abigail, Jason, Patrick, and Gabriel.

Sonny’s Journey:

Someone said “Life is like a coin and you can only spend it once.” Because of this I want to spend my life for what will only give eternal meaning and significance.

I am Brother Jose Sonny Besmonte, or Brother Sonny. I am 45 years old, married to Maria Gracia Sison Besmonte, and have five children, four boys and one girl. I live in Tatalon, Quezon City, Philippines. I am a missionary staff of Companion with the Poor. For more than 10 years I have been a church planter in slum communities and relocation sites in the Philippines.

Sonny’s Mission:

As of now my team has been assigned to evaluate each of our 44 CWTP churches to see how we can improve our ministry and continue to strengthen and partner with our partner churches. Previously, my ministry area was in Southville 8B Barangay San Isidro Rodriguez Rizal, Philippines. We worked as team in partnership with a local church, Living Stones on the Rock Church. I am the team leader in our team, and also handle the youth ministry. Thanks to God, the Lord blessed our ministry in our area.

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Email: sonnygrace_mmp@yahoo.com