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.
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.
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 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.
Payatas Mission was planned and orchestrated by Jack and Malou Wilson. Payatas is the central location for refuse dump for Manila. The people of Payatas scavenge through the garbage to survive. Payatas provides hope for the people of Payatas who like the garbage they sift through, thought they had been thrown away by society and not cared for. Payatas Mission has brought back hope to the people of Payatas by providing spiritual, emotional, and physical support. Medicines and foods are in constant need and Payatas Mission has limited resources. Payatas provides as much support as possible with limited resources. That is why my wife and I give what we can to help this mission help these people that basically, society has thrown in with their garbage. I ask anyone who may read this to reach into pocket and give if you can. The free medical clinic is a blessing to the people of Payatas since without money for healthcare in the Philippines. You will not get assistance or the assistance will be minimal. Frank & Rose McIlvenny
The Payatas Mission is the purest example of people extending themselves, at a significant level of personal sacrifice, to help others in need of the most basic aid and services, furnishing moral and spiritual support in addition to food, clothing, medical attention, education, rest and recreation, and more. The Payatas Mission is a shoestring organization, running on a minimal budget with maximum hope and objectives. It appears to qualify as a role model for similar efforts, its activities and structure a template applicable to other organizations and efforts to aid the severely disadvantaged of the world.
Personally, this is the one and only charitable organization that I trust in the Philippines. I have donated and volunteered to several charitable organization in the Philippines and they all have their share of curruptions and failures. Most of these so called charitable organizations does not even exist today. But Payatas Mission Outreach is different. In fact, this is the only 'EXISTING" organization that is dedicated in helping the poor people of Payatas. You can personally prove it for yourselves. The founder, Rev. Jack Wilson will be happy to meet you in Payatas. I am also calling those who are willing to help. Payatas Mission Outreach Inc. can help more people with your help. Please support Payatas Mission Outreach Inc.
Jack lived at our house during the time that he was preparing to leave for Payatas. It was wonderful to see everthing in the planning stages. Now to see what has been done for the clinic was a huge step in getting the major part of the plans done. Hopefully they are to add on and get more help to better service the people of Payatas. Jack was able to return to the US for a few days. During that return he was able to show us pictures and explain about the people that he is helping.