Payatas Mission Outreach Inc

Rating: 4.89 stars   18 reviews

Issues: Health, Religion, Economic Development

Location: PO Box 55233 Riverside CA 92517 USA

Mission: Hungry people need physical and spiritual food. If we don’t try to ease their suffering, how can we tell them that Jesus wants to save them. So we have met the needs of the people by feeding, creating jobs,clothing, medical clinics we have established and a entire host of methods described on our webpage: http://www.payatasbaptistchurch.org
Results: Thousands have received medical treatment to date. Also we have feeding programs, clothing distribution, education for the children who haven't the ability to go to school.
Target demographics: all ages
Direct beneficiaries per year: Thousands
Geographic areas served: Philippines

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am Rev John J Wilson aka "Pastor Jack" This is an updated view since the one written last year. As you know we opened the Payatas Baptist Health care and made a big difference in the lives of the poor for a little less than a year however lack of funding caused us to shut down the operation.
We still minister to the people of Payatas. We especially try to minister to the children. We continue to bring them to camp. We brought 65 again this year. We have our one week Vacation Bible School for about 100 children. Our Christmas party went well feeding and sharing the word, giving gifts and having a wonderful time.
However the struggle continues and the funds allow us to do as much as we do and no more.
Type in Pastor Jack Payatas into Google or Yahoo and you can see the things that God has allowed us to do. Imagine if we had the tools to do more.
I just read someone was depressed because they no longer could take their family out to their ritual Saturday night out. Here they get depressed when they can not feed their family at any given time.
This place is worse than Africa and Haiti except that we don't have Oprah or Danny Glover or Franklin Graham coming here to champion the cause.
When Typhoon Ondoy struck last year, hundreds of thousands were on their own.
Our desire is to train the youth for their future. We do it on a small scale and it's measurable and working. With the funding we could turn Payatas around. That's up to the reader.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

We had some students working on their thesis come to interview our children. They were amazed at the difference between the children to whom we minister and other children in Payatas. Our children have hope and direction and willingness to do what it take to grow where others have no hope and lack of desire.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Build the compound allowing us to reach more children, educationally as well as feeding and providing nurture that they don't get at home. I would have a vehicle to transport them back and forth so the little ones would have no fear of molestation and being abducted as such is the case in this place. I would have a computer room with a dozen computers and teachers to help the college bound and others to research the job market and help them to prepare for the higher goals in that market.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

I am the founder, the Pastor and the C.E.O.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Teaching English to the children. Obtaining some additional computers to prepare the students for future employment and career opportunities.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Creating an environment in which the entire area is self sufficient. Having an ongoing school and training facilities. Teaching them the principles of God in which we need to obey to survive.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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The story of Payatas Mission Outreach is a simple one. We help the poor and indigent people of Payatas one of the poorest places in the Philippines. I am not so sure anyone outside of the slums of Payatas could write a review for us. We recently opened Payatas Baptist Health Care, Inc. A not for profit health clinic that offers free medical examinations. The people are being diagnosed and healed or referred. People who probably would not have sought medical attention if they had to pay. Not because they are cheap but because they are poor. To get an idea of how we help people go to our photos at http://escobia225.multiply.com/ to see for yourself.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The overall health care of the Payatas, Philippines community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase it's funding

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I am making a difference in lives that are hurting and just need a leg up to change their lives.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Loving, caring , professional

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build a hospital, stock it with modern equipment,save many lives and change many more.

Ways to make it better...

Our Organization would get the proper funding so we could have better medical equipment.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Lack of funding

One thing I'd also say is that...

With or without money we WILL make a difference.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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I have spent 27 years as a missionary (Christian Psychologist) in the Philippines where I served as Director of Manila Counseling Center and Safe Place, a ministry to street children. I was first contacted by Jack and Malou before they made the decision to begin a ministry in Manila. I am so glad they have chosen to devote their lives here! Few people have the heart and soul to minister in an area like Payatas. I have visited the church many times, speaking at their first anniversary celebration to a packed house. What a great day that was! I consider Jack and Malou close friends, like family. They work among the poorest of the poor in Manila within sight of one of the largest garbage dumps in the world. The personify the best model of the modern urban missionaries in a city of 14 million people. The call of God is strong in their lives. They display Christ-like compassion for all. As evidence of their care they opened a free medical clinic on a shoestring budget and Faith that is a beacon of hope to a hopeless community! They send children to summer camp, generously give clothing and food, often from their own table. Jack and Malou are the "real deal", and I can recommend their work as an eye witness with the greatest level of enthusiasm possible.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Manila for several years as a fellow missionary as described in my review. They deserve this award like few other minstries do!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Pastor Jack and his wife, Malou, have a heart for reaching those that most in society would like to forget. They give of there time, money, energy and life so that the children and families that survive by scavenging at the mountain of garbage in Payatas might have a better life.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Watching the smiling faces of the children that we fed one day, or those that were able to go to camp this year.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide greater support.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the results through Facebook.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

shared the vision with Pastor Jack and Malou.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expang the outreach and services it provided, but would need many more volunteers.

Ways to make it better...

if I could have spent more time to follow Pastor Jack on a day-to-day basis.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Not many people would volunteer to leave the comfort of the U.S.A. to live in a third world country. Even fewer would go and minister in an area that is probably one of the world's largest garbage dumps, toxic and polluted. Pastor Jack did just that, feeling the call of God to reach out to those poor souls that try to eke out a living in the dregs of the Payatas dump. Pastor Jack and his lovely family have a heart to serve the poorest of the poor, opening a free medical clinic, sending children to summer camp, giving clothing and food from their own limited resources. I know Pastor Jack will frequently sacrifice a comfort we take for granted if he can be a blessing to someone else.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The smiling face of children who for a week can get three meals a day, be able to enjoy just being kids without hunger pangs. The reports of people who have come to know Jesus Christ as Savior!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Shake some money loose from people and get it more financial support!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The faithfulness of Pastor Jack and family, and the positive impact made on the poorest of the poor, especially the children.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated, humble and positive

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Open a hospital, school, orphanage, help provide job training.

Ways to make it better...

I had more to give

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Financial constraints to accomplish all that there is a vision for

One thing I'd also say is that...

Of course Pastor jack being from Brooklyn makes him inherently tough, smart and capable. Youse know?

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Unlike other faith based organizations that I know in the Philippines, Payatas Mission Outreach is actively reaching out to the spiritual as well as to the physical and health needs of the poor. PBC/ Payatas Mission Outreach has been true to its commitment, producing visible results such as positive changes in personal lives and in the community. In particular, the medical clinic which is at the heart of Payatas is providing free medical/dental and vision examinations and treatments. Many of the poor people in Payatas have benefited from the medical clinic. The clinic is still in need for funding to be able to reach more people who couldn't afford medical care. With more funding, Payatas Mission Outreach can reach more needy people through an expanded medical program such as prenatal care, pediatric care, health education, immunization and preventive health care, feeding progra/ nutritious meals, education to street children, livelihood start up programs . Payatas Mission has a vision for the future, and has proven that nothing is impossible with God. I will continue to pray for Payatas Mission as it makes a difference in people's lives one person and one day at a time.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've seen people's lives transformed from personal accounts on how they have become better christians and become more involved in their community through christian education, food and christmas gift distribution to the poor, medical care

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I'd provide more funding to reach out to more people and make a difference in the Payatas Coommunity

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing visible changes in the Payatas Community

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

humble, honest, tender hearted and Christ like

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

turn the community around into a living example of what christians and caring individuals can do to help make a difference in the communities we live in, beginning with each individuals, each community

Ways to make it better...

I would be physically present to be a part of the Mission. Therefore, I have arranged for a trip to the mission field in Payatas Quezon City Philippines this coming July to see what Payatas Mission is actually doing in turning this place around.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the lack of funding

One thing I'd also say is that...

I strongly recommend Payatas Mission Outreach because it has been true and faithful to its commitment,with visible results in the community of Payatas one life and one day at a time. I look forward to more accomplishments.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Jack & Malou have been very good friends of mine for about ten years. I was there when they got the call from God to go to Payatas, I asked him why do you think God would call you to this garbage dump, and he told me that God had really placed this location in his heart, and he could no longer ignore those poor kids growing up in the disease riden filth. He had to go and let them know they had a loving God. He also knew he had to do something about the sickness there, so he figured out how to get the medical clinic going. Many times he gives from his own pocket to help those who need medecal attention. He has plans to enlarge the clinic, but funds are short, but he is trusting God to meet the need. His wife Malou is working with the children teaching them school lessons, so that they can excell when they grow up. Jack and Malou give of themselves unselfishly, and sometimes goes without so others can.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I work the Riverside end of this mission, I make sure the donations get to Jack and Malou. I have seen the results from the very beggining, and watched it grow, with very minimal support, this is truley a mission with God's blessing.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Watching the children grow in the Lord, and staying healther because of the medical clinic.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build the medical clinic, and compound needed for this area.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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If the Payatas Mission Outreach is chosen for this $5,000 prize, it would be such a blessing to many persons that the mission serves. This is the poorest place in this area of the Philippines and our Pastor Jack Wilson and his wife Mrs. Wilson, serve daily for over three years thus far, serving their Medical Needs, Food, Teaching of how Jesus Christ enriches our lives making us grow stronger and wiser in all aspects, becoming cultivated in skills to enrich our personal lives as well as the community we live in....They need many things to help give them a boost in the materials they need to build our church and build up our food supplies and medical needs. Thank you so for consideration of our great needs. These leaders here give sacrifically every day to put food on the table and books to learn with and supplies to heal us when sick or hurt, and other personal needs such as clothing and cleanliness supplies such as soaps and things to launder our few clothing. We could use a new stove too. Sincerely, Mrs. Florence Such PO Box 55233

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

by receiving monthly updates.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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I have supported this ministry financially (as much as my budget allows) and spiritually for a few years now. I believe they definitely have their priorities in order. First and foremost, their mission is to serve others. They have compassion, vision and hope for the future. The new health clinic is an example of that vision put in motion. All this dedication is done for the love of the people.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

by seeing the pictures posted on the website and knowing that Pastor Jack is helping the people of Payatas have a better life.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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The Payatas Mission Outreach Inc. is a nonprofit organization who help people in Payatas for their medical needs. I experience a lot of depressing situations that this clinic helped a lot of people with no money to buy their medicines but we still give them the medicines. Most hospitals I knew, they don't accept patients without money. I experienced that when my little brother had an appendicitis and the nurse told us that they could not help my brother unless if we had money. My mother told me that I have to go home and borrowed money. TO make the story short, I got the money and my brother was alright. This clinic is a very good help in this community where people could not afford to pay their medical needs. We really need your help to have more medicines, more equipments, and the staff could get enough salary for their family.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in helping people in Payatas where most people have nothing at all. It's hard for them to find money. This clinic is a blessing in this area. I hope you could help us to help them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to have more doctors, more medicines, have a laboratory and the staff has enough salary for their family because sometimes they could not get their salary on that week.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

A good medium of blessing in medical needs. We care about people, we love them and we want them to get closer to God.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

They are so loving and helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Make a nice hospital in this area and help people to be self sufficient.

Ways to make it better...

We could satisfy their needs in medical aspect of their lives.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Doctor is in need, medicines and laboratory so that people would not travel so far before they get to the place for help in their medical needs.

One thing I'd also say is that...

They will serve God.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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I have a small group of friends called P7, whose mission is to provide Christmas Party to Street Kids in the Philippines, every year we look for a local church to help us organize this (as all of us work abroad). I called Pastor Jack and within 30 minutes I was in his office-- I was impressed with the work they have been doing in Payatas. So, I brought 12 street kids (picked randomly from the streets and from the dump site_last July 2009--asked Pastor Jack and his team to minister to these kids and their family. Payatas Mission Outreach nurtured the 12 kids spiritually and physically for 12 consecutive sundays prior to the Jollibee Christmas Party that we have sponsored (December 2009). To date, almost 1 year after we picked the kids from the dump site/street-- 2 out of the 12 kids have already been baptized. with the 10 kids consistently attending and bringing in more kids to Church. Physical pain and hunger can easily be alleviated, but the emotional and spiritual hunger of these kids cannot easily be aviated without the dedication and passion of Pastor Jack and his team-- in serving Christ through our neighbors. Please support Payatas Mission Outreach.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Payatas Mission Outreach to kids in the dump site and the streets

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have more integrative medical doctors sent to their center to heal the sick both physically, emotionally and spiritually.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their consistent follow-up on the kids we picked randomly and brought to their center for spiritual and emotional healing. Their constant updates on the progress of the spiritual and physical health of the kids.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated and passionate.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build an integrated hospital with a retreat centre for missionary workers and where kids can spend 5 days in a spiritual boot camp.

Ways to make it better...

The kids write some personal letters to their sponsors/donors.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Having more integrated medical practitioners to heal the sick physically, spiritually and emotionally.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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