Where We Work

Philippines

Ps. Allan Manzanilla, our National Leader of the CRC in the Philippines, first met Ps. Barry at a Conference in Legaspi, Bicol region of Luzon at a time when he had been seeking God to know more about World Missions.

Ps. Barry invited him to PNG and in 1991 Ps. Allan attended Bethel Bible College. On his return to Legaspi we commenced our Philippines School of Ministry (PSOM) with PNG missionary Jennifer Egimbari as the first Principal. Englishman Gary Maher with his Filipino wife Nora (both Bethel graduates) pioneered our work at Malis on the island of Palawan in early 1995. This was 'last frontier' of the Philippines.

In Jan 2000 PSOM moved to Danao on the island of Cebu with Ps. Peter (PNG) & Nelia (Philippines) Hauje as Principals. Ps. Liza Ignacio (PHP's) graduated in 1996 from Bethel Bible College, PNG and traveled to Palawan in 1997 to become the first principal of our Palawan Ministry Training Center located at Ababo. Over the years we have had a number of CRC missionaries serve in various parts of the Philippines and more than 20 Filipinos have trained at Bethel Centre PNG.

In 2006 The Philippines sent their first fully supported missionary, Ps. Liza Ignacio, to Sri Lanka to work in our Bethel Children's Home at Valachchenai. Since that time Liza has also served in India and is currently on the staff of our World Missions Faith Training School at Bethel Centre, PNG.

Much of our work in the Philippines has developed through ministry to children commencing with 'Joytime' clubs and feeding programs. The School Assistance (SAP) Program has been running for a number of years and currently almost 300 children are being assisted to attend elementary & High school. Through this Program many homes have been opened for Bible Studies and the parents who meet every month with our workers, have been assisted with parenting skills and other practical needs. We now have two Children's Homes operating in Bohol and Danao, where more than 20 children are being nutured in a loving Christian 'home' environment.

Through regular Leadership Schools and Conferences our national workers have been strengthened to lead our 50 + churches scattered across all the regions of the Philippines.

Field Facilitators

Pr Kevin Hughes

kevinjhughes@bigpond.com

27 Sturt Street
Adelaide, South Australia
Australia 5000
+61 8 8212 2322

Pr Mike Cronin

mcronin@internode.on.net

P.O. Box 198
Endevour Hills, Victoria
Australia 3802
+61 3 9700 2314