Our Mission

Today, across the globe, over one billion people live in extreme poverty. An overwhelming proportion of them live in large mega cities. Manila, Philippines has one of the largest populations of urban poor in the world. Approximately 6 million Filipinos live in densely populated areas called informal settlements. Within these settlements are precious lives continuously caught in the vicious cycle of poverty.

Mark, Melissa, Kharis & Jaxen

Jesus is calling our family to “GO” and serve these remarkable people. We are being called to develop leaders, schools and churches among the 1 million families living in informal settlements across Manila.

We are teaming up with Cells Alive Fellowship, a dynamic CM&A church in east Manila. This organization planted a church and opened a school for displaced children and families living in the informal settlement of San Buena.

Our call is to come alongside their ministry and advance the work of God into these communities. Doing so could mean reaching several thousand children and their parents with the good news that Jesus came to bring them life and to do so to the fullest!

We are passionate about seeing children exposed to the good news of Christ’s love and given opportunities to choose a life of restoration and healing.

What is our story?

Two and half years ago Jesus began to lay it on our hearts to help the urban poor in Manila, Philippines. Through tremendous amounts of prayer and multiple trips to Manila, it has become clear that God is calling our family to join His mission to bring life to the urban poor. We are passionate and excited about what God has in store for us! We are stepping out in faith as we follow Him, trusting His direction and leadership in our lives.

What will we do?

  • Partner with the local church in Manila to reach the urban poor by starting schools and planting churches.
  • Host short-term mission teams from the United States, Canada, Australia, and more, introducing them to God’s work among the urban poor.
  • Invest in future leaders through long and short-term internships, providing intense discipleship and leadership development.

Who is our covering?

The Christian & Missionary Alliance is a global mission organization that has supported missionaries around the world for more than 130 years. Envision is a ministry movement of the C&MA that specializes in missional engagement and equipping next-generation followers of Jesus to advance God’s kingdom.

How can you help?

As C&MA Envision missionaries, we must raise the support we need to accomplish the task to which God is calling us. We invite you to prayerfully consider partnering with us as we become the hands and feet of Jesus to the urban poor of Manila.

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