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Since 1974, ACTION Philippines missionaries have been ministering among the poor in and around Metro Manila. Today, ACTION’s team in the Philippines is composed of more than 30 foreign missionaries from eight different countries partnering with more than 30 local ministry workers and numerous Filipino volunteers. From our Metro Manila roots, ACTION’s team has branched out to needy communities in Antipolo City, Silang Cavite, Cebu City, Olongapo City, Malaybalay, and Iloilo.

Ministries of Action Philippines include:

Ministry to Children in Crisis

STREET IMPACT TEAM / Support A Child Save A Future is a ministry targeting the street children of Metro Manila and other key cities nationwide. We reach children through hands-on ministry and by networking with churches around the country. The ministries of SITeam include feeding programs, tutoring out of school youth, and street outreaches. Dave & Becky Majam lead the ministry and are assisted by Al & Sonie Tadeo.

HONEST HANDS' primary focus is discipling former street boys and school drop outs. Each student is taught the Bible with an emphasis on character development and practical Christian living. The program is led by Greg & Sarah Seiling.

BRAND NEW DAY (BND) is a ministry to children in crisis in and around Silang, Cavite. Besides providing residential care, BND operates a drop-in center for street kids and offers tutoring to out of school youth. The ministry is co-led by Erin Johnson and Krista LarozaMatt & Becki Beack also work with children at Brand New Day.

Catie Smith ministers in a resettlement community in Iloilo. She partners with a local Church in ministry focused on needy children and community development.

Adam & Alei Hussey serve the ACTION Philippine team by doing videos for ministries and missionaries. They’ve also pioneered a ministry to children-in-crisis called FAITH HOPE LOVE. They minister to children living in a squatter community through Bible lessons and tutoring.

LIFEHOUSE VILLAGE provides residential care and educational sponsorship to children from dysfunctional families. The ministry is guided by Ron Homenuke. LifeHouse Village is also establishing a farm designed to provide practical experience for students and to help sustain the ministry long term.

Raffy & Susan Sison founded KIDS’ HOME in Antipolo City to provide residential care for former street boys. KIDS’ Home also ministers to the neighboring community through conducting an Alternative Learning program, regular medical outreach and weekly church services.

Medical Ministry to the Poor

SHALOM CHRISTIAN BAHAY PA-ANAKAN’s vision is to share the message of new birth in Christ with the poor. Along with this we strive to make good maternity care available to those with minimal finances. Shalom midwives have the privilege of welcoming to life around 75 babies every month. Missionary nurse Cindy Gingerich leads the ministry of Shalom.

Vocational Discipleship Ministry

ACTION’s Second Mile ministry campus in Cavite offers vocational training and discipleship for young people. WORKING HANDS equips young men with vocational skills in wood technology, welding and computer programming.  But more importantly, the program strives to produce young men who will think Biblically and be ready to serve in their local churches. Gary & Melita Root provide leadership for Working Hands.

Shelley Conradson works with CREATOR’S CRITTERS in Cebu City. Her ministry provides discipleship and vocational training in scuba instruction to former street kids.

Ministry to Church Leaders

ACTION Missionaries George & Anne HarperSeni & Lose Finau, Prateep and Phailin Wangjariyatam and Kathryn Ann & Kumar Aryal, under ACTION’s PASTORAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (PLD) department, educate and mentor Asia’s next generation of church leaders in several local seminaries in Metro Manila.

LIFE DISCIPLESHIP, also a PDL ministry, empowers church leaders from diverse backgrounds by giving them tools that assist them in counseling others from a biblical perspective.

Apollo and Bettina Malait are working with a ministry to needy rural churches. They lead seminars on worship and help churches with practical matters of church governance and government registration. Their ministry, JAB’S CALL, is also a part of ACTION’s PLD department.

Children’s Education Ministries

ACTION helps supply teachers and staff to FAITH ACADEMY, a school long committed to educating the children of missionaries. ACTION missionaries, Mark & Melissa Ellis serve at Faith. Melissa teaches in the elementary school while Mark works with student outreach. ACTION missionary, Erica Fritz, teaches high school math at Faith Academy. Mike Gingerich and Tom Potter serve on the Faith Academy Board of Trustees.

PROJECT PAG-ASA is a school for orphan children in Antipolo City run by ACTION missionaries, Tom & Beth Potter. The school provides an education to around 40 children coming from orphanages in the area. Samantha Zipp and Cole and Shaylene Sundberg-Machacek are teaching at Pag-asa.

In Language School

Mike & Tracy Burr are currently preparing for ministry as they study Tagalog and Filipino culture at a language school in the Greater Metro Manila area.

Support Ministries

Jeff & Mary Ann Anderson. Jeff is ACTION’s East Asia Regional Coordinator, while Mary Ann serves as the International Coordinator of Training and Development

Mike Gingerich is currently the Field Director for ACTION Philippines.

Ministry Recipients:

ACTION Philippines ministers to the Urban Poor in and around Metro Manila, Antipolo City, Cebu City, Olongapo City and Silang, Cavite. 

People Group(s):

Metro Manila Urban Poor