Lingap Bata Child Development Center

 
Philippines
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Pinamalayan, Philippines

Pastor Estelita Mascarinas-Fiedalan is changing Pinamalayan as she serves the children in Jesus' name. This church oversees a Compassion child development program and is looking to partner with a church in the U.S.Kisenyi A has a population of 3,800 and is a border town about a mile from the Uganda/Kenya border.

Lingap Bata Child Development Center serves the children and families of northeast Pinamalayan. In addition to medical and dental checkups to aid with physical development, children participate in retreats, daily vacation Bible school, and Bible studies that help them build a solid spiritual foundation. Parenting seminars and family field trips reach out to the families of the children as well..

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Typical homes in this community are made of dirt floors, bamboo walls and grass thatch roofs. The average family income is $64/month and many adults rely on seasonal labor work in the rice mills. There are few proper waste disposal systems and many canals are stagnant which heightens risk of disease. Weak lungs are also a concern for the community from the smoke of the rice mills burning chaff.

Jesus is Lord Church began when Pastor Estelita received a spiritual burden for her hometown. The church started in her sister's home, grew to fill a nearby school building, and finally moved to their own land where they met in swampy conditions under the mango trees while their building was constructed. As a church of 350 members, one main goal is to be an ever increasing channel of God's blessings.

  • 95 children participate in the Child Sponsorship Program.

  • Jesus is Lord Church has partnered with Compassion since 2008.

  • Electronics vocational training offers those in the community opportunities to grow in useful skills for more profitable work.

  • Children and families are given the opportunity to participate in film showings, music, dancing, games and handicraft making.

  • The saving, healing, and delivering knowledge of the Lord is being proclaimed among the people.

  •  Improved school performance by the children due to homework help, quizzes, contests, and other activities which challenge and build up their self image.

*Consider using this profile as a tool to begin a discussion with your leadership to see how it may fit with your church's vision and mission. While we cannot guarantee you will be partnered specifically with this Pastor, we are seeking participants for our Church to Church strategy.