Tuesday, March 31, 2009

True Love Waits Impacts the Philippines

This article caught my attention today. True Love Waits, an abstinence before marriage ministry is making significant impact to Filipino youth. They say the ministry have reached out to almost 2,000 Filipino students and have reported 432 profession of faith to Christ recently.

This is great news and a good reminder that we need more ministies like TLW in the Philippines (see Basta Love Life and Lambat) that knows the importance of teaching Filipinos develop a Christian worlview in all aspect of their lives.

A sobering report showed that of 1.7 million babies born in 2004, almost 8 percent were born to mothers aged 15-19 or almost 30% of Filipino women become mothers before reaching their 21st birthday. In 2000, young mothers gave birth to 818,000 babies a ratio of 1 of every 10 babies born to a teenage mother. The next census will be in 2010 and its not too late for ministries and the local church to step up its game to teach young Filipinos how to live their love lives according to God's principles and stop or at least slow down the growing number of teen pregnancies.

(Image from Children at Heart Ministries)

1 comment:

  1. Hey Jason,

    We noticed your blog. And wanted to inform you directly from our National Office here in Pasig Philippines.

    I am the National Director of TLW Philippines and I was just in DC, Rockville MD, Laytonsville MD and Springfield VA.

    Our 5 staff are Filipino staff have trained more than 20,000 students every year with the help of other Filipino youth workers from Butuan to Baguio. We spoke at our events to an additional 15,000 students.

    I hope we might be able to come visit you on our next US visit.

    For now, if you would like to be a part of impacting Filipino youth. Go to our website-


    If you'd like to talk sometime... just email us at barkadahan@wagmuna.com

    Thanks, Derek Ross