But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. — 1 John 3:17–18


The Philippines is a newly industrialised nation with a large population and economic growth potential. While the country is predominantly Christian, the southern Philippines has a large Muslim population that is seeking to establish an independent Islamic state. The Philippines also contends with systemic corruption and natural disasters that worsens the living conditions of the poor. At Island ECC, we are working with long-term partners and sending mission trips that work to alleviate the poverty situation in this transitioning economy.

Long-Term Partnership

We support 1 family in the Philippines; they help manage the operations of a large non-government organization that serves the ultra poor.

Short-Term Outreach Trips

Cebu (Middle School Student Trip)

Dates / Dec 2017
Coordinator / Jessica Richmond /

The middle school youth group from Island ECC will be embarking on an amazing mission trip right before Christmas! We will be partnering with Agape Ministry in Cebu, Philippines. Agape’s aim is to equip those living in poverty to change their current living conditions through education, mentoring, community service and welfare. This ministry was founded by a couple from Island ECC. While in Cebu, we will be living in and investing in the same community for 3 days and then enjoy an end-of-trip excursion to see the beauty Cebu has to offer. Find out more.

Philippines Mission Trip

Dates / Dec 2018
Coordinator / Merrian Raths /

We will be serving a local community in Cebu, Philippines by equipping them through a leadership program. Find out more.

Family Philippines Mission Trip

Dates / Apr 2020
Coordinator / Tiffany Tse /

Next Easter, Island ECC will send a team to Dumaguete, Philippines to hold a Kid’s Camp that aims to bring fun, love and the Gospel to Filipino children from the slums. Find out more.

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