Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues,
proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were
harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
Millions seeking hopeMetro Manila, the capital city of the Philippines officially has between 8 to 12 million inhabitant - plus the estimated number of unreported inhabitants. More than half of the population are children and youth of which an estimate of 80,000 are living on the street. Often they run away from home, because they are not wanted, or their parents cannot provide for them, or they were born on the street because their parents don't have any home. It is hard to break through this vicious circle of poverty, neglect and indicipline. Many get high on glue, beg, steal or go into prostitution in order to survive - without the least hope for change. Statistics say that within the past 15 years the number of children in prostitution has more than doubled.
Going through a metropolisJust as Jesus walked through cities and villages so do we. We are going to the hi-ways and bi-ways, through streets and alleys - everyhwere the Holy Spirits leads us to. We are seeking the lost and broken-hearted, the hungry and thirsty ... all who want true life. Our hearts' desire is not only to make the kingdom of God known, but to demonstrate it in power by accompanying signs and miracles - in slums, in the busy streets, in shopping malls, parks, in overloaded jeepneys. Everywhere where the people are!
Walking in Jesus' footstepsThe City Mission is the evangelistic branch of HELP Philippines. We are working among street kids, the poor and needy, in slums and in the streets; we evangelize among drug addicts as well as prostitutes in Manila. We go where Jesus would go today, too. On a regular basis, we are inviting the people we are encountering to THE ROCK for worship services and other events. We share the word of God with them and minister to them by the gifts of Spirit and in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Furthermore, we are cooperating with other NGOs and churches in the Philippines and understand our mission and ministries to be part of a spiritual network.