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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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STORIES FROM THE SLUMS

Buhisan Cebu City Area-December 2017

1Ministry Highlights

Church Christmas Party.
Praise the Lord! We celebrated our first Christmas party by giving gift packs to fifty six (56) families last December 19. Ptr. Junery shared the Word of God during the celebration. Everyone was blessed and encouraged. We had games for adults and young people. It was their first Christmas celebration as a community. After that, we ate together (boodle fight) as one family and one community. Before the program ended, we gave special gifts to those who faithfully attended our Bible studies and worship services. We had raffle gifts for those who attended the party. All in all, there were ninety eight (98) adults, twenty five (25) young people and thirty four (34) children who attended our event. Indeed, a good opportunity for the team to open more home Bible studies.

Children’s Christmas Party and Gift Giving.
We thank the Lord for His provision in our gift giving for one hundred eighty (180) children in our ministry area. We prepared exciting games that they really enjoyed. After the games we gave them food to eat such as “pansit” (noodle), sandwich and juice. The children were very happy receiving their Christmas gifts which consist of “sando” (sleeveless shirt), towels, toys, chocolates and candies. The team’s plan is to follow them up for Sunday school and feeding program at the same time to encourage their parents to have home Bible studies and attend our weekly Sunday worship service.

Temporary Shelter.
We praise the Lord for His provision of temporary shelter for our worship, feeding program, youth gathering and some group Bible studies. The people in the community helped in building the temporary shelter. The team were blessed with the goodness of their hearts. Having a temporary shelter was a big help for us in this rainy season.
Prayer Concerns

1. The spiritual growth of Bible sharing members
2. God’s provision for regular feeding program
3. For the lives of young people that they will continue to grow in the knowledge of Christ
5. For the team’s family needs and good health
6. God’s provision for our first Youth fellowship outing on the 3rd Saturday of January 2018