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.



Taniman QC Area- December 2017

2Ministry Highlights

Potential Community Area Visits. Last December 11, our team visited a potential area in Marikina City together with Pastor Ronie Rico. Pastor Ronie was our main contact to connect with Pastor Joel. Then, we met Pastor Joel and his wife in their church. Our main target place was “Little Tondo” as per Atty. Raineer Chu’s (CWTP Elder) suggestion. As we visited the place, we found out it was already established and organized. Pastor Joel helped us to visit another potential area in Monterey, two rides away from Little Tondo. The community was on the river side but as we visited it also, it did not fit our specific counts of 500 families or more. Now, we pray harder to find a new area for the church planting ministry that God prepared for us.

Food Committee at CWTP Christmas Fellowship. One day before CWTP Christmas fellowship last December 12, our team was too busy in preparing for the said event. Our team led by Bro. Marcelo has been assigned as the food committee. Though the preparation was hard, by God’s grace we did our task well. It’s been the most wonderful reward for us. Tired but really blessed, as Jesus taught us to love one another, to serve one another in love. After the Christmas fellowship, our team enjoyed the Christmas vacation with our families and friends, spent our time of prayer for the potential area in 2018.
Prayer Concerns

1. God’s guidance, protection and will for our new potential community area
2. God’s provision for each team member
3. God’s wisdom for His will in 2018