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.



Southville 8B Phase 5 Rizal Team-October 2017


Adrian Vergara is among the potential leader in the church. Gradually, he is assigned to pray and sometimes in Scripture reading. Occasionally, he helps in feeding the children every Saturday morning.

Ministry Highlights

Potential Leaders from the Church. We have been praying and doing our best to train leaders for the church. Finally, our efforts were rewarded and there were potential leaders from youth and adults. Adrian Vergara, Cathleen Dulay, Jenelyn Amaga were among those youths in the church that displayed leadership potential; Adrian and Cathleen were leading the worship and occasionally leading the congregation in prayer. Sherlyn Limpiado was also leading the worship through singing and sometimes assigned to teach children. We kept investing our time and effort for them to grow in their faith in the Lord. Among the adults potential leaders were Kate Lawan, Gellita Bacara and Sally Dela Cruz.

Time to Bond. Last October 23, 2017, Ptr. Zaldy and his wife Che, Ptr. Johnrey and his wife Emily, Sis. Ligaya and Sis. Rebecca, Ptr. Ely and his wife Lourdes set aside time to have fellowship despite their busy schedules. It was the best time to share and enjoy each other’s company. “It’s my first to have night swimming,” Sis. Rebecca remarked. She is one of the veteran church planters but her family has no extra money to have swimming. Each one shared for foods and drinks.
Ministry Next Plans

Our team will help Pastor Zaldy until December 2017 in training leaders, in establishing more Bible study and in implementing Alternative Learning System (ALS). Next year, Lord’s willing our team will start another church planting ministry.
Prayer Concerns

1. For committed leaders to help Pastor Zaldy in reaching out the community and their spiritual growth
2. God’s provision for the financial needs of Ptr. Zaldy, Sis. Ligaya, Sis. Rebecca, Ptr. Ely, Sis. Flor and Sis. Hadassah
3. Our next community to start another church planting ministry