Tag Archive for: Southeast Asia

Philippines Update – Resty & Mel Enguerra

Last July 1, 2019 the Lord gifted them with their very first grandchild – Emmalyn Grace Baer. She is 2 months old, and Resty and Mel are now officially “Lolo & Lola.”   They arrived back in Manila in August and as soon as they were settled in, they met with the leadership of Promise […]

Philippine Ministry Update

In April 2016, Resty and Mel, above, shared the vision of building six new classrooms at Promise Land Christian School; and as a result, many prayed and gave generous financial gifts. These pictures say it all! The building project is complete!!! Praise God for His faithfulness; we rejoice with them and the faculty and staff […]


The date was set, July 17, 2018 and the newly formed Cupang Community Church was slated to have its first ever baptism and child dedication service. That morning, with the monsoon rains pouring heavily in that area, everyone started asking Pastor Arnel and his wife Nene if the event would go through as planned. Both […]

“Are They For Real?”

Update from Resty and Mel Enguerra, the Philippines: Violy and Nene, our church based community transformation partners in Cupang, Antipolo, walked into a roomful of people of about 50! Word got around that this day they would be interviewing participants in the Micro Finance Assistance Program. These are the hillside informal dwellers of Cupang. When […]

Innovation in the Harvest

Resty and Mel Enguerra report that overall the students in the Child Sponsorship Program there are doing well in school. Some still need to work on their reading level and class participation, but they’re improving as they receive tutoring. Praise the Lord that our national team has been able to increase the food budget for […]

Family’s Story of Grace in Christ

Resty and Mel, right, featured Jonalyn’s story in their latest newsletter, Bamboo Journey. Her story embodies the race we are all in, which the Apostle Paul talked about in Phil. 3:13-14: The Philippines – Jonalyn is a young lady with three children; the 2nd child was diagnosed with ADHD; and a toddler. They live in […]

Transformed Lives

This is the goal of IM Southeast Asia; transformed lives physically, economically and spiritually. Two parents stand out as models for the scavenger community. Esmeralda is a mother of six. Prior to the skills and entrepreneurship training programs she attended, she could only afford to buy an egg or two per day to feed her […]

Education Alleviates Poverty

This month we continue the story of the Payatas Dumpsite from December’s The Liaison issue. The Lord invited Resty and Mel Enguerra to participate with Him in the transformation of lives through Promise Land Christian Church. The church has been ministering in Payatas since 1988 through the leadership of Pastor Erlindo and wife, Esterly Ganiban. […]

Esmeralda’s Story

We are rejoicing in the success of the Micro Finance Entrepreneurship Loans and Savings program in the Philippines. Participants are not only working hard to earn, but they are also learning to participate in God’s hope. One such success story is Esmeralda. Along with her husband and six children, they once depended heavily on scavenging […]

Resty and Mel Enguerra are in the US

Resty and Mel are back in the US to be with family, share updates, and raise awareness and funding for the vital ministry in the Philippines. The Lord is blessing through the Education and Livelihood New Skills Training to stay the effects of poverty. In the Payatas Dumpsite recently, 17 women have been directly assisted […]