A child-caring organization
providing holistic development
services for children

Our Story

CMSP began in 1989 when a handful of Christian friends dreamed of helping poor Filipino children. A German charitable group, Christlcher Misssionsdienst, responded to the call to become a founding partner helping 12 kids and housing them in a small rented office. Programs also included daycare classes held in shanties among childinger in an urban poor community and a rural fishing village; conducting medical missions in rural locations; and helping pastors in remote areas.

 

To date, CMSP has reached out to more than 6,000 children and youth through its own community-based centers, a children’s village, and a school. At least 140 young adults have finished their college/technical education, living independently and helping their families out of poverty.

 

About Us

Christian Mission Service Philippines is a child-caring organization providing holistic development services for children.

 

We consider every child as precious in the eyes of God. Inspired by Proverbs 22:6, we strive to give the best care and love for the deprived, neglected, and abandoned children of our society.

 

We have served over 6,000 Filipino children to date. Many of whom are already responsible members of the communities they live in. 

 

We operate a children’s village in Naic, Cavite, daycare centers in Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City, and Calaca, Batangas, and a school for pre-school and elementary pupils in Sipocot, Camarines, Sur.

 

Historical Highlights

1989

  • Inspired by their love for children, Filipino Christian leaders partnered with Christlicher Missiondienst (CMD) Germany, to help the underprivileged
  • Programs included childcare, medical and relief missions, and pastoral support
  • Registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

1990

  • Began operations of a children’s home in rented house in Naic, Cavite, helping a handful of children from depressed communities by providing for their holistic development – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs
  • First day care center organized in Malipay, Muntinlupa with 50 children served

1991

  • Acquired 1.6 hectare property in San Roque, Naic, Cavite which became the permanent location of the CMSP Children’s Home; began with 4 houses (Bethany, Shiloh, Shechem, and Bethel) and 50 children
  • Opened second day care center in Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City at rented shanty with 30 children served

1992

  • License to operate granted by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
  • Third day care center opened in Camastilisan, Calaca, Batangas with 50 children served in rented nipa huts by the seashore
  • Acquired 400 sqm lot in Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City which became the permanent location of the day care center

1993

  • Over 130 children housed at the children’s village, including the first college student, Rhodora Bhon; a total of 8 houses stood as shelter for the children

1995

  • Dinah U. Macaranas named as Executive Director
  • Childcare and development became the primary program as the organization focused on services that brought long-term rewards to beneficiary-families

1996

  • CMSP Children’s Home in Naic, Cavite accredited by DSWD

1997

  • Rhodora Bhon finished her degree in Education as CMSP’s first graduate and joined the team of CMSP staff

1998

  • Lot in Camalstilisan, Calaca, Batangas acquired which became the permanent location of the daycare center

2000

  • Thirty-two Japanese students on a study tour to the Philippines visited the children’s home for the first time in August
  • With hearts moved, they came back in December as a group named Parasaiyo

2002

  • CMSP received a seal of good housekeeping from Philippine Council of Non-Government Organization Certification (PCNC)

2003

  • A donation of a two-hectare lot in Sipocot, Camarines Sur from Dra. Febe Dacanay and family was received; property was developed in the years that followed to help children in the community
  • Club Oneness (later became Plus One), the second group of Japanese students visited the children’s home

2005

  • Day care center in Malipay, Muntinlupa closed due to land ownership dispute; expansion of operations in Camarines Sur pursued instead

2007

  • CMSP child and youth development center in Sipocot, Camarines Sur was established as a daycare center with 32 children served

2009

  • The Harvest, the alumni group of CMSP children was organized and the first Christmas gift-giving activity was conducted to give back to the institution
  • CMD started sending volunteers from Europe, Antje Schwesig stayed for six months at the children’s home

2010

  • CMSP child Ma. Elaidia Barria passed the University of the Philippines College Application Test

2013

  • CMSP Children’s Home renamed as “Children’s Village” to be more reflective of the activities and facilities at the center – ten houses, three guest houses, a multipurpose hall, a kitchen, a daycare center, and a sports and activity center, with capacity to house over 100 children
  • CMSP Sipocot earns permit to operate as pre-school from Department of Education; day care center is converted a formal school

2016

  • Engr. Jay Roces, a former CMSP child commits to donate one classroom for CMSP Sipocot, joins the general membership

2017

  • PCNC accreditation renewed for another five years, valid until December 2022

2018

  • Partnership with Consuelo Foundation and Asia Pacific Children’s Fund were established, enhancing the services provided at the children’s village.

2019

  • CMSP celebrates 30 years of God’s faithfulness
  • CMSP, with its executive director elected as Chairman of Manila East Cluster, and CMSP Children’s Village as youth representative for the Cavite cluster

2020

  • Over 6,000 beneficiary-children served, 144 children with college degrees and technical-vocational courses completed to date
  • CMSP continues to help children from underprivileged families as it navigates through the global COVID-19 pandemic

6,000

CHILDREN AND YOUTH HELPED

350

CHILDREN PRESENTLY SERVED

31

YEARS OF SERVICE

Board of Trustees and Executive Director

REV. FERDINAND G. MERCADO

Chairman

Rev. Mercado is an ordained minister for many years and was recently re-elected as the General Evangelist of the IEMELIF Church. He has served as Administrative and Senior Pastor in local churches for many years. He is also connected with Christian Mobile Services, Inc.; Philippine Bible Society; Philippine Association of Christian Education; Consistory of Elders of the IEMELIF Church; and teaches at the IEMELIF Bible College. He finished his Master in Christian Leadership from the Asian Theological Seminary. He took special theological courses under the Continuing Education Program at the Princeton Theological Seminary in the USA.

CONRADO B. ROXAS

Vice Chairman

Mr. Roxas was the former First Vice President for Banking Operations Group of Land Bank of the Philippines and Director of the Landbankers’ Multi-Purpose Cooperative. He is involved with Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Fellowship of Christians in Government; Association of Government Internal Auditors; Capiznon sa Manila, Inc.; Philippine Haggai Institute Alumni Association; Land Bank Realty Development Corp.; Land Bank Insurance Brokerage, Inc.; Masikap ’76 Development Foundation, Inc.; and the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Development Foundation, Inc. He finished his BSC-Accounting at University of San Agustin.

ATTY. ESTRELLA D. ZALDIVAR

Treasurer

Atty. Zaldivar was the former Director for Legal Services at the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). She served as Deputy Administrator of the MWSS Regulatory Office and was a Public Attorney for many years. She was awarded the Outstanding Public Attorney in 1998. She was also a Project Officer of the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board. Currently, she is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines; Philippine Haggai Institute Alumni Association; Pag-ibig sa Diyos Catholic Community; and Kilos Kababaihan Foundation, Inc. She finished her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Laws degrees at Far Eastern University.

RENEE D. BAYANGOS

Trustee

Ms. Bayangos was formerly the AVP – Human Resource and Administrative Department of Auto Hub, BGC, and now works as its Consultant. She worked as HR Manager of ABS-CBN Foundation for many years and OD / Corporate Planning Director of Livelihood Corporation; a Facilitator of Strategic Planning activities and consultancy for NGOs and private corporations, and an accredited Peer Evaluator of PCNC. She is an active member of Greenhills Christian Fellowship. She is a licensed Social Worker, finished her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Silliman University, and advanced studies in Human Resource Management at the University of the Philippines.

LARRY STEVE TAKESHITA

Trustee

Mr. Takeshita is an active officer of Parasaiyo, a group of business professionals and college students in Japan, CMSP mission friends since 2000. He is a Japanese businessman working as Vice President of Chance Innovative International in Makati City. He has extensive experience as an English language Translator and Manager in various companies in Japan such as 7ACT Co., Ltd, Kokurensha Inc., and Ericsson Japan KK. He worked as Sales Manager at Troax Safety Systems and as OEM Account Manager at EFTEC in Thailand before moving to the Philippines to work as Marketing Director of GemForez in 2019. He graduated at Yokohama City University with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Literature.

KEITH ARLEIGH D. QUEBRAL

Corporate Secretary

Mr. Quebral is the Chairperson of the General Assembly and National Council of UCCP and serves as Chairman of the Board/Director/Corporate Secretary of various church-related institutions-- Brokenshire College, United Shalom Hotel Services, United Shalom Medical Center, Visayas Community Medical Center; and member of the Board of Trustees of Silliman University and Philippine Christian University. He is a member of the Philippine Haggai Institute Alumni Association and Vice-Chairperson of the Church Council of UCCP Cosmopolitan Church. He was an officer of CMSP for 27 years, serving as Assistant Director until his recent retirement. He has been the Corporate Secretary since 1999. He finished his Bachelor of theology degree at Silliman University Divinity School.

DINAH U. MACARANAS

Executive Director since 1995

Ms. Macaranas worked in the government for 17 years, holding various positions -- with HLURB and Congress/Commission on Appointments. She also served as the Chairperson/Board Member of Philippine Children’s Ministry Network (PCMN) and Trustee of the Metro Manila Chapter of Philippine Haggai Alumni Association (MMPHIAA). She is currently the Chairperson of the DSWD-ABSNET Metro-Manila East Cluster, Vice- Chairperson of the Christian Stewardship Association (CSA) at the Asian Theological Seminary; and accredited peer evaluator of PCNC. She worked briefly as an Instructor at Silliman University upon her college graduation. She finished her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Industrial Relations and took doctoral studies in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.

Our Vision

Transformed Lives of Children.

Our Mission

1) Pursue a life changing ministry for children.

2) Enable dependent, deprived, and needy children to become responsible Christians and productive members of society by providing holistic childcare and development services.

3) Provide quality Christian education among children in the community.

Our Logo

The DOVE (in letter C) represents an enduring symbol of its distinct identity as a faith-based organization engaged in mission of holistic childcare and development. The ROOF (in letter M) is a hidden symbolism for security and safety, a safe haven for its children and youth, where their dreams are made and nurtured. The ARMS IN EMBRACE (in letter S) cherishes the love that encircles every child, reflecting the gesture of welcoming and helping hands that contribute positively to the children’s welfare. The SMILEY EYE (in letter P) draws attention to its noble commitment to provide joyful service among children and youth under its care in a happy environment.

Logo designed by Dthree Digital

Our Values

Heart for God

Love for Children

Faithful Stewardship

Teamwork

Messages from partners

MESSAGES

Testimonials

I have been visiting CMSP since 2012 and very pleased to see the children pursue their college education.

Shohei TOGURI

I have been visiting CMSP since 2012 and very pleased to see the children pursue their college education. Their big smiles are definitely special to me and I'm very proud to be supporting one of the best children's homes in the Philippines.

I am thankful for every effort CMSP makes to help children create a fulfilling life and to support Filipino families

Donata Von Der Leyen

The CMSP staff, the wonderful children, and I share a long friendship, which goes back to my volunteer time in 2012 in Naic. Throughout the past eight years, I have witnessed so many children growing up at CMSP, and I immensely cherished our trusted and caring relationship. Some of my closest friends from 2012 have a stable job or are studying today! CMSP’s challenging, yet admirable and crucial task is an inspiration for all of us. I am thankful for every effort CMSP makes to help children create a fulfilling life and to support Filipino families. My family and I will undoubtedly continue our support from afar.

I had not imagined my visit continuing for as long as it had

Ayaka TOGURI

I'm visiting CMSP every year from 2002. I had not imagined my visit continuing for as song as it had, tied with a strong friendship. When I first visited CMSP, I remember that a boy shorter than my waist prepared a chair for me and wiped it up with his clothes. I was very impressed by his kindness. Ever since, I wanted to support this small friend's life even a little and decided to visit every year. A bond with the staff as well as the children in Naic also deepened every year, and all the members of CMSP are important friends of mine.

For us, CMSP makes a difference...

Gunter & Jutta Heidl

For us, CMSP makes a difference – helping children to get recovered, to find their abilities, and to find their place, and helping Pastors to serve our Lord Jesus! God bless our CMSP – Family!

I realize that God has allowed me to meet with those children in CMSP.

Yoshie TSURUTA

I realize that God has allowed me to meet with those children in CMSP. I want to see them smile. While I meet them only once a year, those three days support my rest of 362 days. The children in CMSP brings me the biggest happiness in my life.

It is always a joy to visit CMSP yearly!

Willi Foel

It’s a privilege for me to stay with CMSP since 1991 when the first two houses were built in the children’s village of Naic. For the last 30 years, many children got a good education with spiritual and physical food and started a new life with better standards due to the care, support, and love of the leaders and staff in the CMSP family! It is always a joy to visit CMSP yearly!

You will get so much fulfillment, joy, and happiness bigger than any other yoga retreat resort on the planet!

Rie and Shoichi SAWANOBORI

If you wonder what to do with your life, a vacation, or some extra coins your pocket, you should come to visit the Children’s alternative home in Naic, CMSP. You will get so much fulfillment, joy, and happiness bigger than any other yoga retreat resort on the planet! Those were what we have been experiencing through our more than 16 years of partnership with the CMSP family.

The children have huge potential to contribute to the world and society.

Hiro NAITO (HARVEST JAPAN)

The children have huge potential to contribute to the world and society. Our mission is not to leave any child behind, as we, Parasaiyo, extend support so that the children will be able to take on higher education. We have three action pillars: (1) Ignite motivations to learn; (2) Provide tools and means to learn; and (3) Provide the environment where children can learn. No matter what life stage we are at, no matter how old we become, no matter how much time we can spend, Harvest Japan tries to find creative ways to sustain the support. Hope this empathy cycle lasts long with all other initiatives!

Volunteering is now part of my life.

Hayato YOSHIDA

Continuing support-- I started supporting CMSP from the first PARACUP held in 2005. Compared to the past, I got married and have 2 kids which means I can't have much time to spend on event activities nor meetings. But that doesn't make CMSP wealthy nor having fewer new children in need. No matter how our lifestyle changes, it is possible to find something that we can do (no matter how tiny it maybe). I will keep this activity for good. I think this could increase the people who join us and raise more funds in supporting CMSP. Volunteering is now part of my life.

CMSP is our family who taught us that the power of loving adults can change the lives of children, one by one.

Naoya & Aya Yasuda

It is not often that one encounters love that is so strong, it moves their heart to the point of tears. However, that is what we experienced every year when visiting CMSP Naic Children’s Village. CMSP is our family who taught us that the power of loving adults can change the lives of children, one by one.

CMSP is “a family that has given our lives irreplaceable value.

Atsushi & Masae Kubota

We visited Naic Children’s Home for over a decade as members of Plus One. The children’s bright smiles and the loving care of the staff have been a true inspiration that shaped who we are now, and over the years our relationship transformed from those who simply “give and receive support,” to a “family.” CMSP is “a family that has given our lives irreplaceable value.

CMSP is a precious family that has blessed our lives with deeper meaning and much happiness.

Hirokazu & Sonoko Chida

CMSP is a precious family that has blessed our lives with deeper meaning and much happiness. Thank you for all you have taught us through your love, dedication, and hard work. We will continue to support CMSP, treasure our friends and families as you have shown us, and hope to create a future where all children feel safe and loved.

I am inspired by the big smiles and wonderful time with the children

Naoto TOMIDA, President, Innovation Japan

I am inspired by the big smiles and wonderful time with the children…I was touched by your organization, so I decided to help you and expand activities of helping the poor to our entrepreneur friends.

I would like others to visit CMSP and also experience a life-changing time.

Yasuaki MORIMURA, President, Office Bank Japan

I would like others to visit CMSP and also experience a life-changing time.

I enjoyed spending time with the children: next to our daily tasks, our lives were filled with dancing, singing, and taking care of each other.

Gracia Von Der Leyen

CMSP became my second home when I lived in NAic in 2017/2018. I already knew some stories about the children’s village from my sister Donata, but actually living there was a profoundly formative experience for me. Throughout my stay, I enjoyed spending time with the children: next to our daily tasks, our lives were filled with dancing, singing, and taking care of each other. Their kindness and love inspired me so much. This is also thanks to the staff, who take care of the children with all their hearts. I am grateful for this experience and will, together with my family, continue supporting CMSP. Thank you so much, CMSP, for all your efforts, and thank you for being a second family to me.

At the Thrive Foundation, we are extremely grateful for the opportunity given to us to assist CMSP in serving the children like our recent flu vaccination projects.

Lawrence Hamilton

I have lived in Naic almost half in my life. After witnessing real poverty on a daily basis, it is easy to become desensitized to the sight of needy children. CMSP has made it their mission to make a change. At the Thrive Foundation, we are extremely grateful for the opportunity given to us to assist CMSP in serving the children like our recent flu vaccination projects. We wholeheartedly believe in their mission and look forward to more collaborative efforts in the future.

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