Tag: pastor

Empower and Enrich

Equipped with unwavering determination and a servant heart, 47-year-old Pastor Eliseo has changed the lives of many in the district of Mangorocoro, Iloilo, through his church and the Transform program. With 13 years of experience serving as a pastor and four years as a member of ICM’s Thrive pastor network Eliseo can unquestionably testify to...
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Loi Avila – Serving the Servants

As part of ICM’s 25th anniversary, over the next 12 months we will share monthly stories of ICM employees. Some employees have been with ICM for 25 years, some have only recently started with ICM. Regardless of an employees time at ICM and their role, they are all essential in bringing inspiring hope, providing help and...
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Pastor Amigo – friend and leader

Anyone along the winding dirt road can point you in the direction of Panfilo Amigo’s home. The journey is almost surreal, past throngs of palm trees and recently harvested rice terraces; his lush garden grows out of the side of the mountain. When Panfilo says his life has been “natural” and “simple,” he means it....
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The Kindness of Strangers

Pastor Paul Posong was heading to the shops with his family when he noticed a man in distress. Seeing people in need is a regular occurance in Pastor Paul’s community in Palawan, the Philippines – but this suffering gentleman was unusual for two reasons: he was pushing a fantastic bicycle and Pastor Paul did not...
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Growing for Good

When Pastor Noe Cordova partnered with ICM to open a Jumpstart Kindergarten in his community, he was giving 30-40 ultrapoor children the opportunity to gain an education. What he didn’t expect was how well the entire community would grasp new opportunities through the program to learn, grow and gain new skills. ICM’s four month Transform...
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A Pastor sees Peace after Transform

Story by Ellie Haldors – Intern, ICM Hong Kong Last week, I took a trip to the Philippines to learn more about the happenings inside of ICM. As I talked to pastors whose communities have gone through ICM Transform programs, I began to realize just how big of an impact ICM is having on these...
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Shining Hope into Bohol This New Year

Report contribution from ICM Communications Team Val Jovani Canda, Lily Grace Talaban & Meng Valientes After the catastrophic 7.2 magnitude earthquake in October, Bohol is beginning to get back on its feet. To assist the recovery, ICM is on a special mission to eliminating darkness for the poor. Around the island, school classes are seen...
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A Timely Blessing

Union Church in Manila graciously donated individual gifts of 6,000 pesos each to 37 pastors from 5 ICM regions.  Story & Photo by Kathleen Hilado, ICM CO, Koronadal Pastor Laurel Lina Piang of T’boli, South Cotabato is one of the pastors in Koronadal who received a gift of 6,000 pesos. He has been serving as...
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