Making disciples, training future missionaries, caring for the poor.
We are preparing Filipinos for the harvest field, because they can get into several nations where Westerners usually cannot. (More than a million Filipinos are guest workers in Middle East nations. We want to send missionaries disguised as guest workers.) And the Philippines is within the 10/40 Window as well as the Circle of Concentrated Population, so we are in close proximity to most of the world’s population & most of the unreached groups. And here, many Filipinos are attracted to Americans, so I get extra doors opened for the Gospel. Additionally, since there are thousands of students and businessmen in Davao who are from many Asian nations, & since Evangelical Christianity is greatly outnumbered by Muslims & animists on our island, we are training workers to reach these harvest fields.
The number one expense for this ministry is food. We also help a lot of people with medical expenses, school expenses, clothes, & occasionally home furnishings such as a counter-top stove. Meeting physical needs often leads to opportunities to meet spiritual needs, as our Lord Jesus demonstrated.
To help us financially, please click here:
Our personal expenses are covered by my small early-retirement pension from the USPS, so we don’t spend any donations to the charity on ourselves.*
To see the monthly updates, please click “Davao City Outreach” at the top of this page.
Please pray to the Lord of the harvest that he would send forth laborers into his harvest.
*I only mention this because we have had a couple of inquiries in the past:
If you would like to give a gift for Gina’s & my personal expenses, you should not send it via Ripe for Harvest. Please mail a check to:
John Allcott c/o Marty Clapp
658 E Park Avenue Chandler AZ 85225
Such gifts will not be tax deductible.