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Ministry Description

God has blessed Word of Life Philippines with four main areas of ministry focus.
First, Word of Life Bible Institute. We celebrated our 37th graduation ceremony on May 12, 2018. For these past years, God has blessed us with more than 800 graduates who are now serving in more than 20 countries around the world. God has allowed us to have both a one year program where students earn a diploma in Biblical Studies as well as a four year program where students are trained for full time ministry receiving a Bachelor’s of Ministry degree. Graduates of our four year program are in high demand from local churches and mission organizations who see the quality of graduates. One of our primary goals over the next three years is to send graduates into South East Asia to begin the ministry of WOL in these countries.
Second, Word of Life Camp. The very first ministry of WOL Philippines started was “Bible Basketball” with the motto “NO Bible No Basketball”. To this day, 45 years later, Bible Basketball remains one of the most effective and exciting weeks of camp. God has blessed WOL Philippines with two camp properties. One is located two hours outside Manila on the island of Luzon in the province of Laguna while the other is located on the southern island of Mindanao along the ocean facing the West Philippine Sea. These two camps combined have more than 30,000 campers a year. Countless lives have been changed through the camping ministry including many of the WOL Philippines staff who were saved at a WOL Camp.
Third, Word of Life Campus Ministry. In 2006, WOL Philippines began an outreach at the University of the Philippines, Los Banos Campus, located only 30 minutes from our Laguna Camp. The focus of this ministry is engaging college students with the Gospel and discipling those who come to know Christ. We now have 3 full-time missionaries serving here as well as a Student Center located near the University. By God’s grace we have now had 5 students who were ministered to through Campus Ministry attend WOL Bible Institute.
Fourth, Word of Life Local Church Ministries. We are committed to coming along side local churches in the Philippines to help each church build an effective and Biblical youth ministry. We now have active club ministries in more than 40 churches while ministering to more than 120 local churches through events and leadership training. Our LCM missionaries are located in the 3 main regions of country and are actively working to expand the ministry of WOL in areas we have never been before.

The glory goes to God alone! By His grace, the Word of Life Philippines team is looking forward to continuing to reach young people around the Philippines and Asia with God's message of hope and Salvation.


Country Description

The Philippines is a tropical archipelago consisting of more than 7,000 islands. Situated 700 miles off the coast of Asia it is the second largest archipelago in the world next to Indonesia and is slightly larger than Arizona. Its location is strategic and makes rich with natural resources, which attracts many types of people. There are two official languages in the Philippines, Filipino and English. Of the country's 105 million people, 83% of them claim Roman Catholicism as their religion.


Contact Information

Word of Life Philippines
Brgy Perez
Calauan, Laguna 4012
Philippines

+63-917-5954098


Our Missionaries

Jonel & Eunice Arcedera

Barbie Baradi

Morgan Bennett

Michael & Jocelyn Buco

Jesil & Bambie Butihen

Liezel Castrence

Alice Childs

Zoren Corporal

Bing & Lovely Echem

Melo & Joyce Echem

Mike & Marti Foster

Roy & Grace Gonzales

Lael Ibanes

Sam Kille

Wadie & Sherwin Kinontao

Barry & Shiela Maique

Jeffrey Rafol

Ezra Rico

Joel & Rachel Shelley

Gerry & Daria Tolentino

Mike & Pretty VanProoyen

Jerry Fe & Joanne Waslo

Short-Term Missions

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Philippines BI Scholarship Project (07028C)
Philippines Camp Scholarship Project (07023C)
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Philippines Development Project (07022C)
Philippines Evangelism Project (07210C)
Philippines LCM Project (07063C)
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Stories

Sizzling Seminars

Sizzling Seminars address the hot topics teens are dealing with each day. These seminars provide Biblical understanding that Jesus Christ is the answer for our confused world.
2,133 teens have been exposed to the gospel through these seminars.
Several teachers have responded to the ... read more

Intense Discipleship For Me

Praise the Lord for the continued results of the Intense Discipleship Ministry. Two years ago we assisted an outreach church in San Pablo City. The result of our ministry with them was two college students coming to know Christ. This church started doing worship services 6 months after our ministry... read more

Sending Teens Out to Reach the Masses

S.T.O.R.M. Sending Teens Out to Reach the Masses
15 locations
78 local churches represented
770 trained on how to present the gospel clearly
1211 exposed to the gospel
515 responded to the gospel

Here are some of the highlights and testimonies.read more

Two People. One Story. One Place

Being a counselor at camp is very exciting, especially when you were once a camper. It was even more exciting for me because I got saved at Word of Life Camp. The summer of 2011 I had the privilege of ministering to young people as a counselor, and that summer one of my campers was Tristan. Tristan ... read more

Ready. Set. Go! Summer Camp

From Liz, one of our Cross Cultural Interns

This past week I had the opportunity to counsel at the Word of Life summer camp here in the Philippines. Counseling gave me an opportunity not only to counsel, but to work on my Tagalog. Some of the girls in my cabin did not speak much ... read more

Team Building

Exciting things are happening at the Word of Life camp in the Philippines. Saturday we brought all our Laguna staff together to work on filling gabions with rock by the river to help stop erosion. The team worked hard and made great progress! Praise the Lord for beautiful weather to work in, great ... read more

The Million Dollar Question

We were recently presenting the Gospel at a school. The Principal of the school, Mrs. Orosa, was speaking with one of our missionaries and asked the million dollar question. "What is the difference between my religion and your religion?" Jonel answered, "I don't have a religion but what I have is ... read more

Blueprint for Evangelism

Blueprint for Evangelism is a evangelistic training class for adults and teens to present the gospel clearly and ask people to respond to the gospel. One of the goals is to gain confidence sharing Christ to others and a pattern of life.
Our latest training was in San Pablo City and we had 25 ... read more

We are Making a Difference

If you are wondering if your partnership with us is making a difference, please take a few minutes to watch this video. We are blessed to be His instruments... read more

Obedience by Faith

As I was attending a service in my home church where I met a 17 year old guy. As we shared, I learned that he and his girlfriend had fallen into sin and that his girlfriend was pregnant. While listening to our pastor, I suddenly felt that the Lord wanted me to share the gospel with this guy. I ... read more


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