When an unexpectedly strong and devastating monsoon flooded the capital recently, our staff in the Philippines feared for the many church partners that were affected by the rains and flooding.Continue Reading ›
After meeting our staff and church partners on the field, reports of natural disasters, civil unrest and family tragedies suddenly becomes more personal.Continue Reading ›
Rowel kept telling himself, “I’m going to be rich someday, and when I grow up I am going to show everyone in my neighborhood, especially my father, that I am good for something.”
Do we as Christians, children of God, need to suffer storms in life? What storms are you going through at the moment?
Our Philippines office used to play a unique game of volleyball. But, it wasn’t a ball they would toss to one another – it was blame!
So. Let me tell you about living in poverty in the Philippines.
We began our ministry in the Philippines in 1972 with the Child Sponsorship Program. In 1996, we started the Leadership Development Program and in 2005, the Child Survival Program.
In a developing city in south-central Philippines there is a peculiar little town called Abkasa. It is cut off from the rest of the main city by a single dusty road that is narrow and very bumpy, a couple of kilometers through tall sugar cane.
In episode four we find ourselves on the outskirts of Iloilo City, Philippines in the dumps of Calajonan. Sisters Florence and Hannah forage through garbage to earn (at most) $2.50 a day.