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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Marcelo’s Journey:

In 1995, a Pastor of Kamuning Bible Christian Fellowship shared about Jesus Christ. Little did I know that it was God’s way of fulfilling my desire to seek His Kingdom. And for me it is to the urban poor.

I joined CWTP as a volunteer in 2007 while studying at Asian Theological Seminary under the MATUL program. My volunteer experiences in working with the urban poor gave me and my wife joy; no words could describe it. In 2010 I decided to apply as a missionary. The decision came after working in the secular world for almost twenty-nine years but still longing for something only God could fill in.

This was also welcomed by my wife, my number one supporter. We believed that this is part of God’s plan in our marriage life since we have no children. Our prayer is to be content to possess nothing except Jesus like other saints despite the difficulties and comforts this world offers.

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