Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.Luke 6:38
Is it possible to change an entire Barangay? (County)
Payatas is a place described as “Hell on Earth”, “Dantes Inferno” “Land of Garbage” and much more. It is a place completely under represented by humanitarians. There are no rock stars having concerts for the poor here. There are no movie stars shining a light here. When Typhoon Ondoy killed so many and displaced about one million people (from what were only shacks to begin with), it mostly made only local news.
This place is worse than Africa. Oprah, George Clooney and American Idol aren’t here and it is worse than Haiti yet no one sees it here because unlike Haiti, no one comes here with cameras.
Perhaps there is a feeling of defeat because when America left this place it fell apart.
I believe that Christians should pray for the Government and leaders, as the Bible says. Since I came here in 2006 I have been doing that. I have seen improvements in the infrastructure. I have tried to teach my church to also pray which they are only now starting to do. How much more we can touch the ear of God if we had many more praying.
This place could start building new homes and roads. It could plant trees to help fight the pollution. We could place more Churches to improve morality. A completely saved Payatas.
It can work. It can happen. Imagine being part of that?
We have fed, clothed, given medical treatment as well as taught the Children in VBS, sent them to camp, gave them hope. We are changing lives but only handfuls at a time. We have support of about $1,200 per month to run our home and Church. That’s it! We have done much by God’s grace and could do more if more would get involved.
Please don’t say you don’t have money. You are rich compared to most of the world. Many could easily give $5 per month. So many could give $100 or more.
We are in desperate need of more computers to help prepare the kids for college and to get them specialized in the jobs in demand here. Most kids here graduate and stand on line at McDonalds. The majority don’t get the jobs and go home to prepare for a life of nothing.
Please look at this video we took. This is where we work. I pray it will touch your heart that you will join with us.