Tuesday, January 7, 2014


By: Gabby Malquisto and Jizza Magallanes
Every year the I.T. Tender Ministry Team hosts Christmas parties and extends additional help to poor children and families living in the streets and urban poor communities of Manila. We do this to show the love of God and spread the message of the good news of salvation. We see this as a great opportunity to reach out to more communites and street children as well as to the children and families already involved our programs.
This past December 2013, the Lord entrusted us with a bigger challenge that involved a great step of faith: Christmas parties in three major areas in Muntinlupa City for approxamately 225 children. The children invitited to these parties were from programs run at the IT Tender drop-in center, clients from the Sponsor A Child Now program, and also for the children and families involved in our Food For Life and Night Life programs in Putatan.
God provided every need for the parties and through the generosity of personal donors and our partner organizations, three parties were successfully held:
November 30th – Educational Progams
December 7th - Putatan Community
December 13th - Alabang Night Life
We were also blessed to be able to give Christmas groceriesto approxamately130 families on December 22nd.
Tender Team + Night Life volunteer
Amanda Moxley with Jollibee! 
It is not every day that these children receive special gifts and eat a special meal like Jollibee!It was a joy and a privilege to share these blessings with the children. These parties give the opportunity for our clients to actually be a child and have fun,and to help them understand the true meaning of Christmas - the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ who loves them so much and brings salvation to their lives.

We the I.T. Tender Ministry team have been so blessed to see once again smiles and happiness that can’t be bought at any price. We thank the Lord for His provision and for our partners who never stop supporting the ministry. We thank God for our brothers and sisters in Christ who continue praying for us and encourage us to continue what the Lord called us to do...to love those who are loved by God, our children. We challenge everyone to continue to support us and pray with us to lead these children to the path where God wants them to bring...the bright future.

Top Left: Nov 30 party / Top Right: Catherine / Middle Left: Extreme Response International Team who supported our Nov 30 party / Middle Right: Donors from MMHS class of ’85 who supported our Putatan Community party with children / Bottom Left: Gabby and the gifts / Bottom Right: Rochelle from Alabang

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