[in the news] Missionaries ignore threats as they aid poor Filipinos Rural Missionaries of the Philippines say they will ‘rise to the challenge’ and not be deterred -UCAN news

A starving child crawling to an empty pot in the middle of a temporary shelter while its mother looks on helplessly is a scene that Muy (not his real name) constantly encounters in his work.

Scenes like this prompted the young nurse from the northern part of the country to work as a lay missionary in conflict areas in the southern Philippines.

“It was my desire to serve God and the Church since I was young,” he told ucanews.com. He asked that his name not be revealed because he has received threats to his personal safety in recent weeks.

In April 2018, Muy left his city job to join the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines, a church organization that assists poor farming and tribal communities.
The young man’s visits to the villages where the missionaries’ work helped him understand the value of working for the poor.

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