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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STORIES FROM THE SLUMS

Lamar, McLloyd, Jenny, and family

Lamar, McLloyd 1Children: Hosanna.

McLloyd’s Journey:

I am the youngest of four siblings of Mr. and Mrs. Nemesio Lamar. My parents are farmers in Mindoro and are both born-again Christians. I used to live a miserable life through vices and bad peers until God caught me in May, 2002 through my spiritual father Ptr. Leonard Larroza in one–on-one evangelism. From then on, I have been in discipleship under him.

I became a youth pastor of the church in Blessed Hope Christian Ministries in Marinduque. Since it was a pioneering church, I was exposed to evangelism, Bible study, youth and adult discipleship, and the music team. I came to Manila in 2005 to work at Rural bank of Makati as project encoder in order to support my family financially because of the hard condition my parents were in as farmers. I had finished Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Educational System Technological Institute in Boac, Mariduque in 2004.

In 2007, I took a job with Center for Community Transformation Cooperative (CCT) as Project Assistant. But still the conviction and the calling was always there knocking at the door of my heart. In 2009, because of my compassion for the lost, I decided to pursue my dreams and ambition to serve the Lord in full time ministry. Since my heart beats for the poor, I became a missionary to the poor with Salvation of the Lord in slum areas in Taguig. In that organization, I was a missionary coordinator and an elder of a local church in that slum.

In 2010, God lead me to Companion With the Poor who I have been working with all the way until today. As part of a CWTP missionary, I underwent the Missionary in Training program, and have also had training through Foundation for Christian Leadership (FCL).

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