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2019 Breakthrough Statistics:

26,685 Heard the Gospel

Our POEA Team shares the Gospel to the thousands of OFWs that come to POEA everyday. Our partners in Hong Kong also share the Gospel to the hundreds of OFWs that arrive in the airport everyday. GFM shares the Gospel wherever we go!

25 Churches started an OFW Support Group

GFM mobilizes churches to answer the call and participate in ministering to OFW families. We see OFW families as having a peculiar set of needs and we want to see OFW families helping each other within the church.

15 OFW Family Days all over the country

An OFW Family Day serves as a bridge event for the OFWs in a community to learn about the efforts of a nearby church to reach out to them. We strive to help partner churches all over the country to reach out to OFWs in their community.

20,992 Prayed to Receive Christ

Out of the 15,000+ that heard the Gospel, 2,294 from the POEA ministry prayed to receive Jesus Christ in their lives, 3,591 from the Hong Kong airport ministry, and 265 from sharing the Gospel in a partner training center.

425 Helpdesk Cases Resolved!

GFM Helpdesk Department actively helps out OFWs in distress. Some of our top resolved cases involve illegal recruitment, repatriation, money claims, illegal termination, unpaid salaries, abuse by employer, and many more.

8,268 OFWs reached through the Hong Kong Airport Ministry

We recognize that Hong Kong plays a pivotal role in the OFW industry. GFM has partnered with Filipino pastors in Hong Kong that reach out to OFWs arriving in the airport everyday. They share the Gospel, pray for them, give them food, a FREE sim card and invite them to church!

194 churches inspired for the OFW ministry

The GFM Training & Mobilization Team actively casts the vision to churches so that more churches will be inspired to do mission to OFWs and their families. GFM has inspired more than 300 churches for the OFW ministry in 2017.

1,200 heard the BBKD all over the Philippines

BBKD stands for Batas, Benepisyo, Karapatan, Depensa for OFWs. GFM strives hard to move the message to as much OFWs as possible for them to know their basic information before they head out of the country.

9 New Institutional Partners

As GFM strives to make our programs and services better for our stakeholders, we’ve partnered with institutions that have the same mind of ministering to OFWs. Praise God!

Help in time of need : An OFW Story

“I now have the courage to face life because you introduced Jesus to me. I am eternally grateful,” said Norilyn Ducanes, when asked how GFM’s C.O.O.L. Project was able to help her.
On April 1, 2019, Norilyn opted to work as a household worker in Qatar in desire to give her children a good life. Upon landing at the airport, there was no employer to fetch her. She initially stayed at the foreign agency’s accommodation and was given an employer after- wards. Her then employer was very demanding and required her to work long hours. She was transferred to another employer but she could no longer meet the physical demands of her job. She decided to go back to the Philippines.

She was then placed at the OWWA Shelter and waited for her local agency to issue her ticket so she could go back to her family in Capiz because their house was hit by a typhoon. It was a long wait thus, she voluntarily left the shelter. With her family’s advice, she filed a case at POEA against her agency sometime in November 2019 where

Norilyn learned of C.O.O.L. Project. Arriving at GFM, Norilyn was served free lunch and freebies and was referred to our Help Desk. “There, I met Pastor Joe Biasong who gave me direction in filing a complaint against my agency. More importantly, I was enlightened with God’s Word. Now I can overcome any prob- lem that I may face. Psalm 91 says, ‘Kahit anong sakuna ang dumating, iaangat ka ng Diyos.’ I am grateful for my encounter with GFM. They understand the life of an OFW and can give proper advice according to their individual situations.” She shared that since coming from GFM, there were a lot of people sent by God who went out of their way to help her. Norilyn continues to communicate with GFM and vice versa. What is more significant is that she responded positively to the challenge to be referred to our partner church in her hometown. Stories like that of Norilyn’s never fail to warm our hearts and encourage us to continue assisting and reaching out to more OFW’s.

Bagong Bayani Ka Daw?

Many OFWs that have been abroad for years still don’t know about laws and benefits that they are entitled to. That why GFM takes it to their shoulders to share information dissemination to OFWs and OFW families.

BBKD stands for batas, benepisyo, karapatan and depensa. It is a three-hour seminar that shares the laws and rights to OFWs. It covers the RA 10022, PD 8042, OWWA programs and services, POEA programs and services, among other topics covered. Most OFWs and surprised after hearing that there are many things they have not yet availed of. If you want to schedule one for your community, check out the EVENTS panel.