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.



CSJDM, Bulacan Team – November 2017

TINIG meeting

Home owners association meeting with the church planting team

Ministry Highlight

Manipulation of the TINIG members’ housing interviews application to Urban Poor Affairs Office (UPAO). The team were saddened to discover that the housing interview application forms of some members of TINIG association have been missing. Ma’am Buen and Pastor Philip went to UPAO to know the reason behind it. We were advised to write complaint letters testifying that during the UPAO and National Housing Authority (NHA) interviews we were present and interviewed by both UPAO and NHA staff. Ma’am Buen and Pastora Liway complied and assisted the TINIG members in writing the formal complaint letters. Thank God for our church application forms were intact at the UPAO.
Ministry Updates

  •  Pastora Liway and Pastora Irene attended the Companion With The Poor Silent Retreat at Tagaytay City last November 23 – 25. About 40 staff joined the retreat.
  • Sister Marigin shared good news about her Lupus case condition. The Doctor told Marigin that she is improving very well and soon will no longer need to take her Lupus medicines except for her vitamins.
  • The team is raising fund for its monthly ministry budget in the year 2018 amounting to twenty thousand pesos (Php20,000) per month. The breakdown will be five thousand pesos (Php 5,000) per team member (Pastora Irene, Pastora Liway, Pastor Philip and Pastor Jeffrey) for transportation and food budget every ministry area day. Please prayerfully consider to help us meet the needed budget.
  •  Lastly, the team is continually doing the regular ministry activities in the ministry area such as Lectio prayer time, evangelism, Bible studies and Sunday worship.