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.



Halang Naic, Cavite Team – November 2017


Commissioning/Partnership Agreement Signing at JIBC – Imus with guest speaker, Rev. Dan Feliciano (center), CBAP Regional Director

Ministry Highlights

Sunday Worship Service at JIBC. Our team attended the Worship Service of Jesus Intercessors Baptist Church (JIBC) – Imus last Nov. 5. We altogether witnessed the Commissioning of Ptr. Sonny Besmonte (CWTP Exec. Comm. member) and his team for Kawit ministry area. A meeting about potential partnership of Naic team with JIBC took place after the lunch fellowship.

Ocular Visit at Naic. Last Nov. 9, Rev. Ramon Advincula, JIBC – Imus Senior Pastor, together with his JIBC Mission Team visited our ministry area in Naic, Cavite. They were able to meet the church members and enjoyed the fellowship together. Everyone felt so excited afterwards because JIBC – Imus expressed their willingness to adopt the church in Naic and welcome Ptra. Bernadette Batiancila as their local pastor ministering with the team.

CWTP Silent Retreat. Ptr. Leo Armas led the recent quarterly CWTP Silent Retreat (Nov. 23-25) with a theme “Way of the Heart.” Our team has been blessed to be part of the rest of church planting teams who enjoyed the silence and being present with God for three days.

Commissioning/Partnership Agreement Signing. Indeed, it is humbling and worthy of thanksgiving to see and feel how God works in our team continually. One of which happened last Nov. 26; wherein our team attended again the JIBC Worship Service in Imus. After the service was the commissioning of Ptra. Bernadette Batiancila as the partner Pastor in Naic ministry area and the signing of Partnership Agreement officiated by Rev. Ramon Advincula. JIBC – Imus leaders together with our co-missionaries and families shared a bountiful and meaningful lunch fellowship before parting ways that very day.

CWTP Worship Day. Ptr. Ramon Padilla shared God’s message during CWTP Worship Day last Nov. 22. The Montalban team led the worship at BF Homes, Quezon City.
Ministry Updates
God has answered our prayer in finding a Church that is more than willing to adopt our existing ministry in a local church at Naic and be our Church partner at the same time. Thanks be to God for bringing JIBC – Imus and CWTP together.
Prayer Concerns
Pray for our upcoming Community Survey with JIBC – Imus volunteers — good weather, workers’ health and the community itself. Target date is on the 2nd week of December 2017.