The end of the year was a fantastic testimony for the grace of God.
Our fourth anniversary was joyful and full of hope for the future of this ministry as was the Christmas celebration for 100 of the poor children in Payatas thanks to our supporters. We then were able to give out 200 bags of food at the Payatas dumpsite thanks to our new friend Ariel Reguera and his group, Bagong Yugto.
At every event we have shared
the word of God which offers hope when there is no hope and allows the
kids to see the future as won and not lost.
We are quickly approaching
our fifth year here. July 18th marks the day we left America in 2006 and
according to business statistics, if you can last 5 years, you are a
viable business. Well, we are a non-profit institution and although I
mean that literally, we are looking to a profitable future for Payatas.
The vision of Payatas
which includes a 2000 seat sanctuary, a school starting from k-8 ,
missionary quarters for visiting missionaries to come and work with us
here has not failed to be in our minds. Perhaps we will have another
medical clinic and a residence for up to four Pastors to help lead this
ministry. We think big because we have a big God and nothing is beyond
2010 saw many confessions of
faith, baptisms and a Church that has grown stronger each day. It has
for some time now, overfilled our walls and many times some of the
children needed to be taught down the road at another outdoor facility.
Our members are dedicated to
the work of Payatas which will see this place turn from a city of
Garbage to the city of God. Every week over 50 of our people spread the
Gospel of hope throughout Payatas.
2011 will see much more
accomplishments as we seek the help of our friends as well as recruiting
more help to this important mission.
Because of you, Children are
growing up in hope. They have goals where they had none when we begun.
They have a vision of a future that is not impeded by abject poverty but
through the grace of God, education and encouragement they will suceed.
Some can give much and some can give little but all work together to make this a strong, profitable ministry.
Our goal is to see Payatas
and the Payatas principle, (which says all must fail) turned on it’s
ear. We specialize in the Children but reach out to the adults as well.
The children; however, are
the future of Payatas. They believe it can be done. While adults tend to
be set in their ways, children are not as jaded and have faith that
helps them to move forward.
Won’t you be part of this restoration of souls this year? Click the link to begin your journey into the restoration business!