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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

Montalban Area-August 2018

Volunteers and church partners after our             community survey

God is good He allows us to do our short term goal for August. We did have partnership signing, planning and community survey. Our team in now begins in visiting those willing for Bible study in which we encounter during the survey.
Partnership Signing

Couple Pastor Nario and Alva Nario was church leader when I was first came last 2003 when the Operation Blessing Foundation had partnership with World Christian Fellowship and that time Pastor Mandy Ortillo is resident pastor. Pastor Mandy started another church planting in which he now pastoring. I met Pastor Noel through his friend, Pastor Willian Cruz. After I shared the ministry, we visited a potential community to start another church planting, after I visited with team members; Ligaya Esquierda and Rebecca Bata-anon, I endorse to the Companion With The Poor (CWTP) leadership. And the Field Director, Marcelo Bo-ot visited the community he recommend to start the church planting. By grace and mercy of God we finally put into writing our partnership. The church through Pastor Noel and CWTP we signed partnership agreement last August 3, 2018. after our signing we proceed to have short planning to plot our next activities and schedule.   The team which composed of couple Pastor Noel and Alva, Pastor William Cruz from the church and Ligaya Esquireda, Rebecca Bata-anon, Bon Lachica and myself was prayed and commissioned by the congregation to start church planting in Sitio Katuwiran, we had short planning. We discussed the next activities such as community survey, courtesy visit to Barangay Captain and other community leader.

Community Survey
We conducted community survey last August 18, 2018. We visited 86 houses it more than 10% of the total number of households. Based on the data we gathered, majority of the residents are not believers, and another concern is many couple who are not married yet living together. Almost 40 couples are living together without legal documents. There is also need to start Alternative Learning System (ALS) Center for the out-of-school youth. We are praying to address these needs, but our main objective is to help people come to Christ.

Prayer Concern:
1. Please pray for our team, for our health, for God financial provision and wisdom.
2. Please also for the community that people will responsive to the gospel of Christ.
3. Please for the place for a place for meeting.