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.



Escleto, Liway, Indalicio, and family

Escleto, Liway 1Liway’s Journey:

I am Maria Liwayway B. Escleto. I am 36 years old, and married with three children. Presently, I live in the city of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. I am enrolled at Assembly of God School of Ministry (AGSOM) working towards a Pastoral Degree. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Philippine Normal University (PNU) on Taft Avenue in Manila. If given the chance I would like to further my studies in the field of counseling.

In 2001, I received Jesus Christ and accepted Him as my Lord and Savior, through His servant Ptr. Rey Alejaga of Christ is Coming Church. Following my conversion, Ptr. Rey Alejaga served as my Spiritual father. He was patient and eager to teach me to be a servant of God. I currently attend and serve at the Assembly of God Bagong Buhay B Church under the supervision of Ptra. Lucia Roa. God has trusted me to be a leader in many ministries at the church, including; the Women’s ministry, the Church Prayer Warrior ministry, prayer meetings, the Worship Team Ministry, the Church Secretary, and part time teaching adults, youth and kids. I also had the opportunity to serve the church as the Christ Ambassador Adviser, and for 3 years I was a Church Pastor at Assembly of God Area F.

At this time, I am choosing to follow Jesus as He lives with and among the poor alongside Companion with the Poor (CWTP). I am ready to be used by God to the fullest level of calling using my Spiritual Gifts in administration, wisdom and discernment. Until my dying day, I pray to remain a faithful servant of God in His vineyard. In everything I offer it to God for His Glory!

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