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GTM Philippines is an evangelism and discipleship focused parachurch organization working in partnership with local churches in Navotas City. Our goal is to partner with them to reach and build up the next generation of workers and leaders. We hope to not only build up our partner churches, but send out young men and women willing and ready to start planting new churches. The harvest is very plentiful in Navotas, but before us, the workers were very few.
Currently we partner with 3 churches. One that is fully developed and its 2 satellite extensions that are in the process of becoming fully developed. We are also working to disciple and train workers and leaders to help our partner church plant a 4th location. In the near future, as our ministries grow, we plan to partner with at least 2 more churches, promote unity among the churches of the city, and eventually cover each and every neighborhood.
Happy Kids Children’s Church
Happy Kids Children’s Church is an outreach hosted by Chris and Melda every Saturday morning in the Sipac-Almacen neighborhood of Navotas City, and Saturday Evenings by Arnel and Michell Herrero in the San Jose neighborhood of Navotas City. Since most of the children’s parents do not attend church, we bring Sunday School experience to them. As of October 2021,
182 children have been reached with the salvation message. Also, since we have been operating since Oct 2018, several of the children have now graduated into our youth ministries.
Fishers of Men – Youth Ministries
Fishers of Men began in 2019 as a small Bible Study in the home of GTM employee Kelly Manaclay. With a small amount of financial support and a lot of hard work, this group has now grown very large. As of October 2021 we have seen
186 young men saved between all our ministry activities. The primary way the group conducts evangelism is through basketball outreach events, with group members inviting their friends to come play. At these basketball events, we share the salvation message and invite the attendees to our weekly group. While the recent Covid 19 pandemic has stopped us from renting basketball courts and made attendance somewhat irregular, we estimate that the group will soon have more than 50 young men in attendance.
Young Women’s Ministries
Beginning in January of 2020 our Young Women’s group has really grown quickly. Not only are group members coming to know the Lord, but they are growing in their discipleship. Many have are now growing in spiritual maturity and are serving in the local church. Attendance is currently low because of Covid 19 quarantine age restrictions, but we anticipate the group will exceed 30 in regular attendance as soon as those restrictions are lifted. As of October 2021, we have seen 61
young women saved between all our ministry activities.
Young Couples & Family Ministries In January 2021, GTM launched an outreach ministry for young couples and families headed by Michelle Herrero. In Navotas City, young couples are especially hard to reach as their time is usually all taken up between work and children. Many who might be interested, find it hard to make time for church. We are planing on launching a monthly couples night soon, but in the mean time, Michelle with the help of her husband Arnel have been launching home groups all around the city an have seen amazing results. Through their evangelistic efforts, as of October 2021, they have already seen an astonishing
76 salvations! While there is still a lot of work to do to get these families connected to the local church, we fully expect great things to happen through this ministry.
Our Navotas, Philippines Facilities
Our 80+ Square Meter (900 Sq Ft) Youth Center / Sanctuary is located on the 3rd floor of Chris and Melda’s home. It is equipped with a stage, full sound system, kitchen, restrooms, storage room, and seating for 50 people. If need be, the room can fit up to 100 people. We also have a sound booth and an office room on the 4th floor.