Philippines: Shalom Christian Birthing Home Operating Expenses
The Shalom Christian Birthing Home invites you to join ACTION’s team, delivering hope among the neglected poor through evangelism, discipleship, and quality maternity care.
A Vision is Born
Shalom Christian Birthing Home was established by ACTION missionary, Mavis Orton, a retired nurse/midwife from England. Observing the exceptionally high maternal and infant mortality rates in the outskirts of Manila, Mavis opened her home to these at-risk mothers in order to provide a safe and dignified environment for childbirth. Nearby churches work closely with Shalom’s staff – resulting in many mothers and their families experiencing spiritual rebirth and becoming active in a local church.
ACTION missionary nurses, Cindy Gingerich and Pami Ellis joined Mavis in 2002 and 2011 respectively. After Mavis’ retirement in 2014, Cindy and Pami have assumed joint-leadership of this precious ministry.
Birth of a Team
In addition to missionary nurses Cindy and Pami, Shalom now has 15 regular staff including midwives, nurses, chaplains, and janitors, in addition to many volunteers.
When the clinic first opened, eight babies were born a month, now approximately 120-150 babies are born each month. We would appreciate your help in funding our ongoing ministry.
Your donation to this account will go toward our monthly operating expenses.