Sharing Life and Love at the Payatas Dumpsite

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One inspiring visit I did recently was in Payatas, the garbage dumpsite of Metro Manila. Last September 4, 2016 my wife and I visited our local congregation, the Payatas Family of Christ Church, a local congregation of Grace Communion International.

Ptr. Fred Millamena (right) and me (left) at their Sunday worship service in Payatas.

Having lost his arrastre job at the South harbor, Ptr. Fred Millamena went to Payatas to look for a place to live in which was rent-free and somehow earn a living in the area. Without realizing it he eventually had a sizable group of several families which started as a church in 1997. The church has continued to serve the community of poor people who make a living out of the garbage they gather from the dumpsite.

This is the Payatas Family of Christ Church, a local congregation of Grace Communion International.

Here’s a video of Ptr. Fred Millamena himself telling the story about how the Lord has reached out to the poorest of the poor at the Payatas garbage dumpsite:

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