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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

Rosario Cavite Team – January 2018

Ministry Highlights

Bible Study Orientation of 4Ps Members. Last January 6, Companion with the Poor and GBCC mission team gathered more than two hundred twenty (220) members of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), especially the parents, for a Bible Study Orientation. Since our partner, Ptr. Paulo Taripe, was involved in a 4Ps program at Rosario, Cavite, we had this idea and plan to include Bible studies to 4Ps recipients in the area. The plan has been relayed by Ptr. Taripe to DSWD leaders in Rosario, Cavite and praise God for they agreed unlike in the previous years, they do not allow the facilitator to share the Gospel                                                                               during 4Ps sessions.

At present, we have a very good problem on how to divide the Bible study groups. There are seven (7) parent leaders with twenty five (25) to thirty (30) members each. We started last January 11 the eight (8) Bible study groups every Saturday morning and afternoon. Our plan is to split the members of the parent leaders into two (2) or three (3) groups because it is ideal to handle a small number of Bible study members. Please pray for our team.

Visiting Team from Three Crosses Church. Also in January 6, a team from Three Crosses Church-U.S.A. visited our ministry area. Their visit was very timely for we were having an on-going Bible study orientation. We presented to them our one year ladder of activities so that they will have ideas of the kind of ministry our team is doing in the slum area at Rosario, Cavite. They noticed children playing all over the area, poor families, small shanties with two (2) or three (3) families living together and the poor condition of the community.

Summary for the month
 Conducted a Bible study orientation to more than two hundred (200) member of 4Ps
 Started eight (8) home Bible study groups
 Home visitation and prayed for seven (7) parent leaders

Prayer Concerns

1. Courtesy meeting with the Mayor of Rosario, Cavite
2. Request to the Mayor’s Office for a church building lot
3. God’s protection against sickness
4. God’s provision spiritually, physically and financially