Philippines

Ministry to the people of the Philippines

First Love International in the Philippines

First Love is focused on several ministries in the Philippines including children’s homes, education, feeding programs, medical care, prison ministry, church planting, sport evangelism, and livelihood projects.

First Love Children’s Homes

Arthur Center is a home for abandoned babies. Infants are often abandoned by single mothers or drug addicts. The Philippines version of DCFS brings the babies to First Love where we are working with approved organizations to have them adopted into safe, loving homes.

Butterfly Project

The Butterfly Project is a safe house for girls who have been rescued from sexual abuse and sex trafficking.

Give to the Butterfly Project

Church Planting

First Love has started churches in several places including the Aquinan village, Tanza resettlement area, and Tacloban.

Education

Currently we are operating 4 schools in the Philippines: Aquinan Christian Training School, ATS Pastors Training School, MASA Ati, and Jubilee Christian Academy.

First Love missionaries also serve as teachers, administration, and professors at Christian Schools and Seminaries throughout the Philippines including:

  • Asia Graduate School of Theology
  • Bethel International School
  • Brent International School
  • Faith Academy
  • International School of Manila
  • International Graduate School of Leadership
  • Project Pagasa

Livelihood Projects

Threads of Hope is a livelihood project on the island of Mindoro empowers individuals to create home based enterprises. In addition to creating a source of income for the impoverished people of the area, Threads of Hope has built a church, high school, and a Birthing Center or the community.

Learn more about Threads of Hope

Prison Ministry

A Metro-Manila prison outreach organization called Ina-Inakay focuses on female inmates and their families, helping the children through financial allowances for schooling and assisting the women through livelihood micro-financing, craft production, and spiritual direction.

Sports Evangelism

MASA Ati School organizes sports camps to evangelize children using soccer, volleyball, and basketball. They also coordinate with teams from organizations like Athletes in Action for Sports Evangelism tours.

Shores of Hope

Shores of Hope is a project on Panay and Boracay, dedicated to quality Christian education. The ATS Pastors’ Training provides seminary level courses to local leaders. The MASA Ati Tribal School is K-10, and exclusively for indigenous tribal children. Finally, Jubilee Academy serves an impoverished K-7 population on Boracay Island.

Learn more about Shores of Hope

Tanza Resettlement Ministry

Tanza is community near Manila where the government moved people from squatter settlements that had developed in the city. First Love purchased land in Tanza that is now home to First Love Community Church and a Ministry Center that provides a feeding program for school children, food distribution for Senior Citizens, a Pre-natal Clinic, and a Pediatric Clinic.

Our Stories

Rusya’s Story

    Rusya was found sifting through a garbage dump looking for potato peels to cook when she was five years old, and was taken to a local rescue shelter for orphans.  While staying in the government run center Rusya started coming to a weekly Bible club at...

Lena’s Story

    I was taken from my home when I was four. A neighbor had called social services because they heard my brother and me crying and hitting the front door.  Our parents had locked us in the house and left us for three days; we were scared and hungry. First...

Maya’s Story

      It has been over 10 years since 14-year-old Maya and her little brother, Anand were brought to the children’s home in Parshadhap.   They came accompanied by a lady from a church from east Nepal who had contacted our staff about bringing them...

Jerry’s Story

    J erry described his life as dark and empty, and that was before Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Tacloban washing away everything he owned.  First Love had sent food, clothing, water, and other supplies to Tacloban to meet the immediate needs.  Work teams...

Cynthia’s Story

    Cynthia was one of the first little girls that First Love brought into the original First Love Children’s Home.  Her parents died when she was very young and she moved to the Kibera slum to live with her Aunt and Uncle. Life was difficult as the...

Jana’s Story

    J ana grew up in the Czech Republic as an atheist. Her loving family supported and encouraged her passion for the arts and music, but deep down she felt emptiness in her life. Jana poured her life into her education, art, and relationships hoping to...

Disaster Relief

    First Love brings much needed disaster relief. THAILAND An earthquake in the Indian Ocean triggered a tsunami that killed over 5,300 people in Thailand in 2004.  First Love identified a small village where every home had been destroyed.  Teams were...

Mary’s Story

Mary's father left 9 year old “Mary” to watch her little sister while he went to work to provide for the family.  Shortly after her father left home that morning, 3 men attacked “Mary.”  She was dragged into a nearby field to be beaten and brutally raped.  Her...

Marina’s Story

y name is Marina, and I came to live with Anya and Bogdon in Safe Haven a year ago. My family is … well, broken.  My parents divorced when I was little.  I barely know my dad, because he is pretty much not interested in me.  He did come to see us a...

Biggest Current Needs

First Love is currently recruiting teachers and administrative staff for several schools throughout the Philippines.

The People

  • Roman Catholic 81% 81%
  • Christian 11% 11%
  • Muslim 5% 5%
  • Buddhist 2% 2%
  • Tribal 1% 1%

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