Imagine sleeping on top of tombstones each night because there is no other place to go. This is what the ITWM team experienced on Sunday, April 19th in Cebu, Philippines. They are homeless yet safe from the dangers of the street. The people are superstitious and won’t go in there to exploit these families. But there incredibly poor with no income other than what they can make and sell on the street during the day. Unfortunately some of the women sell themselves to feed their children. It is a sad reality for them with little hope of a better future. However they are finding hope in Christ as the Cebu Christian Church reaches out to them spiritually with children’s Bible Clubs and women’s Bible studies. Many have come to Christ. The church also ministers to the physical needs with food and rice for the families.
We had an opportunity that day to partner with the church and bring additional help and hope. We provided a nice chicken and rice dinner for about 100 children in the Bible Club and over 50 bags of rice for the mothers. But best of all, we shared the life-changing Gospel of Jesus with them and over 30 women came to Christ. Praise the Lord! Mission accomplished! We are also making future plans to support the Cebu Church with other such outreaches as they reach their fellow countrymen for Christ!