These and other works of love and service,
In Jesus' name,
JOIN WITH US!
Our work in the Philippines began in the early 1990s, when Steve was invited to speak at a large Church leadership conference in Luzon Island. He was immediately moved by the immense needs and began traveling there regularly, taking teams to encourage local churches, assist pastors with their community outreaches, and identify practical assistance projects.
From then, the work expanded into other islands to include funding the creation of many self-sustainment programs, the building of education facilities and homes for children and widows, long term sponsorship programs, the planting and supporting of churches, and the provision of aid and relief in times of natural disaster.
In many parts of the Philippines, the first three years of childhood education is not provided by the Government. This leaves an impossible challenge for families in poor communities! How will their children become educated, ready for entrance to the local Government school?
Mindoro – Liberty Christian Academy
In 2018, Liberty People purchased a large home and property next to the local church we partner with in the municipality of Victoria, and funded the establishment of Liberty Christian Academy. This ministry is a major blessing to families in the local community. While ensuring the children are able to receive early education to a high standard, it also presents many opportunities for the local Church to powerfully be Jesus’ hands, feet and mouthpiece to the surrounding community!
Liberty People support the fulltime staff of the early childhood school in Victoria, Mindoro, and its ongoing property developments, while the families fund its daily running costs.
Samar – Miracle Haven Community Learning Centre
In 2012, Liberty People funded the building of a new early childhood school in Samar Island. Miracle Haven Community Learning Centre is a major blessing to the local community. In addition to providing a high standard of early childhood education, it holds regular meetings and prayer for mums who, along with their children, are being transformed by the Gospel!
Liberty People support the fulltime staff of the early childhood school in Gandara, Samar, while the families fund its daily running costs.
Empowering the Church
Since Steve’s earliest trips to the Philippines, the empowering of church leaders and congregations has been in focus. Steve’s preaching and teaching are well known in many regions, and Liberty’s compassionate works in building and refurbishing churches has strengthened them for the work of the gospel.
Filipino congregations are often passionate and highly committed, lacking only in resources and leadership training. Some churches under our care are bursting at the seams and desperate to accommodate their ever-growing congregations! Will you join with us in empowering Filipino churches with finances and prayer? Will you help us to bless them and aid their multiplication?
Short Term Teams
People young and old love going with us to the Philippines to minister in churches and outreaches, to renovate or build, or simply to spend time with the people! Teams go with a heart to serve and bless, but find that they themselves are deeply blessed.
2013 brought one of the most powerful super typhoons on record to the Philippines, known as Haiyan (or Yolanda). In its wake, we embarked on an eighteen month rebuilding project which re-housed over 800 families who had either lost their homes altogether or sustained massive damage (particularly to roofs). Together with several highly effective volunteer teams, we trained local builders in the construction of hardy community homes which better withstand the elements.
This was received with great joy and gratitude in the community, and has been a great way to show God’s love and compassion to needy families in the Philippines. We are now well equipped to respond to similar disasters in the Philippines, having built facilities to help with rebuilding, including a concrete block production facility. We have also recruited a team of highly capable local builders. Given the Philippines’ seasonal exposure to typhoons, this will no doubt bless the people of the Philippines in years to come.