WHO WE ARE

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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Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature. - Eric Hoffer

STORIES FROM THE SLUMS

Encomio, Flor

Encomio, Flor 1Flor’s Journey:

I was born into a Christian family and I grew up attending Sunday school and church activities. I am the third of seven siblings. I was good and righteous! At least that is what I used to think about myself. I kept on doing good works, thinking these would help me go to heaven when I die. I was wrong!

On August 8, 1998 Mrs. Lorena Abordo who was a missionary of Christian Missionary Alliance shared the word of God to me about how can a person can be saved or go to heaven when he or she dies. She shared Ephesians 2:8 which says, “For by grace we have been saved through faith not of your own selves; it is the gift of God.” So I realized that my salvation is not based on my good works; it is only by God’s grace. I realized how sinful I am. Later that day I finally decided to receive Jesus as my Lord and Savior.

Now that I have a relationship with God, my life is more meaningful than ever before. I found it is a joy to serve Him in many ways. A turning point happened in April 1995 when I attended a Youth Camp. During that camp the preacher challenged us to give ourselves to full time ministry. Although I wasn’t sure about my feelings during that time, I accepted the challenge. In college, I became active in campus ministry. After college, I served as a substitute teacher in Sultan Unding Alliance Academy, a mission school for the YM. In 2000, the Lord brought me to Companion With the Poor.

On December 3, 2000 my home church, Christ Our Life Fellowship (COLF), commissioned me and sent me out as a missionary to the urban poor. I will serve Him among the poor until He comes. I count it a great privilege to be a part of God’s family at CWTP and to work for Him among the poor people.

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