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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

CSJDM, Bulacan Team – January 2018

First worship celebration January 7, 2018

Ministry Highlights

Team Evaluation and Planning. This month, the team evaluated the progression of our ministry in San Jose Heights and at the same time we did our planning for this year. God willing our team may leave the ministry area by September this year and start scouting a new area. Below are the team goals for 2018:

1. To start training leaders in the church that will become a team of Pastor Philip, our partner pastor
2. To start the livelihood for the mothers — rag making and sewing
3. To start the Alternative Learning System (ALS)

First Worship Service in 2018. We praise the Lord for the first worship celebration last January 7. We had a wonderful fellowship. God also had shown to the team of His purpose why we are still present in this complicated community. As you already know, all the people residing here have illegal entry but hoping that the National Housing Authority (NHA) may formally award to them the units they currently occupy.

Plan/Goal for the Next Month
 To make a proposal to conduct small medical mission in the ministry area by July
 To start scouting young people who are interested to join the CWTP youth camp in April
 To start of training church leaders

Prayer Concerns

1. Continue to pray for housing application of our church members in the TINIG association and for Sis. Liway Escleto in leading the TINIG association on their housing application
2. Our Bible study groups headed by Sis. Irene Tuliao, Pastor Philip Cayabyab and Pastor Jeffrey Samontanez, and the leadership development from our Bible study
3. For the team’s scouting of eighteen (18) non-believer young people to participate in the CWTP yearly youth camp
4. Our livelihood project proposal application to the U.S. embassy and for the grant approval