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

Southville 8B Phase 5 Rizal Team-December 2017

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New church leaders received training certificate last December 16, 2017

Ministry Highlight

Seven were Commissioned as Church Leaders.
Finally we were confident to leave and start another church planting ministry in a new area. Last December 16, CWTP Executive Director, Rev. Winston Pinzon, together with his church members distributed grocery packs to selected families from the community. Along with this special gathering, we grabbed the opportunity for our new church leaders to be recognized by the church members and the visitors. There were seven (7) leaders who committed their lives to serve the Lord through the newly church planted. They were Adrian Vergara, Kathleen Dulay, Jenalyn Maaga, Gileta Bacarra, Lani Enchano, and Kate Dulay. Our team witnessed how those new leaders have grown in their faith through the church. Thus, really thankful to the Lord for the opportunity to be part of their transformation.

Adrian Vergara, although struggling in his work as a construction worker, still manages his time to attend in the midweek prayer meeting. He also helps Pastor Zaldy every Sunday in worship celebration. The other young leaders, Kathleen Dulay and Jenelyn Maaga, are helping in the feeding program and teaching the children through Bible stories. Occasionally, they help the children in their school assignments. While the adult leaders namely, Gileta Bacarra, Lani Enchono and Kate Dulay, are assigned in home visitations and Bible study.

Praises and Thank Giving from the Two Church Planters;

“It’s my joy seeing them growing in their faith”, remarked by Sis. Ligaya Esquierda, one of our teammates. Sis. Ligaya has been involved in full time church planting ministry for four years and her husband, Bro. Ronie Esquierda, supported her in this desire to serve the Lord.

Sis. Rebecca Bata-anon is also one of our teammates who has four (4) young children but still manages to lead Bible study and helps train the leaders. She started serving the Lord after receiving a miraculous healing from Him. “The Lord is good and gracious, He cares for the needy”, Sis. Rebecca shared. She got an unexplained mole in her body, but because they do not have money for medication, she prayed and continued leading her Bible study. God granted her prayers and the mole was gone. “I just give back to the Lord what is due to Him”, Rebecca expressed during our sharing time. Her motivation in working among the poor is to share the miracle she received from the Lord.
Next Plan
Our team is praying and scheduling in February 2018 to visit a potential ministry area for church planting. While we don’t have community yet to start church planting ministry, we will continue pray as a team. Our target is to start, Lord willing, another church planting ministry early of March 2018.
Prayer Concerns

1. God’s wisdom and direction for our team as we pray for a new community to start another church planting ministry
2. For the new leaders in the church to have a firm commitment to the Lord
3. Our team’s financial needs for family and ministry