I visited Payatas Mission Outreach many times during the year I spent in the Philippines. Pastor Jack Wilson and his wife Malou have given their entire lives to help the people in this impoverished area of Metro Manila. They have been instrumental in changing the lives of many children and families with food, medical assistance, education, school supplies and with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
They keep their living expenses as low as possible so they can put more of the little money they have into the lives of the people they are serving. I have seen their ministry in person and I am well acquainted with them and their ministry. They are worthy of our support.
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.
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.
Since 1981, right after graduating in college, i was involved in non government organization: entailed me to do massive research, voluntary work in the far flung provinces not even electricity and clean water is available.Much to say doing fund raising for children's programs. I been a witnessed to these "non profit organization" but it is only here at Payatas MIssion Outreach , i have seen dedicated people willing to share their time,skills, love,resources and most especially the word of GOd. Barely,less than a year in this organization, i truly feel the amazing grace of our LOrd giving wisdom to touch people lives, who lives in most depressed area in the Philippines. With the leadership of Ptr. JAck Wilson, people here are fed not only physically but most of all spiritually. Various programs and projects are done for the benefits of the people here,and lately, the birth of Payatas Baptist Clinic, offering free consultation. But still there is no such thing as FREE LUNCH. The clinic is in dire needs of volunteer doctors, financial support to pay rental and other operational cost. MOre often than not, medicines are given free to patients who cant really afford to buy. Let us help build Payatas: support and show you care, and this will be given backto you a hundred folds.