We are The Poor Household of God, a foundation run out of Glen Ellyn, Illinois whose mission it is to help the Oikos Sisters, pictured below, in their calling to reach out with love to the poor of Eastern Samar in the Philippines. See what sparked our desire to assist the Oikos Sisters by clicking here.
The Oikos Community had an immersion mission in one of the areas destroyed by Super Typhoon Odette (Rai). To read about the immersion and see a video about it, please click on the picture. Please keep these people in your prayers! Thank you!!
In 2005, a small group of lay missionaries from the Diocese of Joliet, Partnership in Mission, travelled for the first time to the town of Borongan, Eastern Samar, Philippines. It was on this mission that we met Sr. Minerva, elder/servant and the Oikos Sisters. Since then our medical and construction teams return to Borongan annually in February for two weeks. As our relationship grew and we continued to witness the dynamic ministry of the Oikos Sisters, our desire to help them resulted in establishing the Poor Household of God, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization in 2008, making all donations tax-deductible.
The founders/associates of the Poor Household of God are all volunteers committed to aiding the Oikos Sisters as they care for God’s beloved poor. We are a small organization with a big heart. Due to the benevolence of our associates all operating costs are covered, which allows all of the money donated to go directly where it is intended, to the poor! We feel we have been guided by the Holy Spirit every step of the way as we continue to assist the blessed ministries of the Oikos Sisters.
The Poor Household of God Mission StatementThe Poor Household of God is dedicated to supporting theOikos Sisters’ charitable works for those in need, enabling themto help provide food, shelter, education, medical assistance –whatever the needs are as they love, serve, live and journeywith the poor of the Philippines.
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28