We are so thrilled to be celebrating our 35th Anniversary this year! Since 1987, with your help, we have been able change thousands of lives through providing health, housing, education, livelihood, peace and faith in Jesus, and so much more through sponsorships and other programs addressing urgent needs! Thank you so much for all you have given to make this ministry successful. We covet your prayers and continued support as we enter a new era of LCW.
LCW has a rich and storied history that began with Drs. Bettie and Doug Elwood in the 1960s serving as missionaries in Dumaguete City. In the 80s, they involved their siblings Dean and Peggy Houk and Luther Carroll to begin Little Children of the Philippines. By 1987, LCW was officially incorporated as a non-profit in the US and LCP gained recognition in the Philippines shortly after. The 1990s were full of growth with newly sponsored children and the construction of the LCP campus with the Chapel of the Doves and Mission House.
In the 2000s the programs expanded with the formation of Soup Kitchens and the establishment of the College Scholarship Program and sponsorships reached over 400 children! Consuelo Foundation partnered with LCP to build Admin Buildings and the open-air chapel still in use today. In 2009, Dr. Bettie Elwood retired and passed the torch to Glenna Waller, her niece and daughter to the Houk founders.
In 2012, LCW celebrated 25 years of service and the programs continued to grow rapidly! 2017 marked a shift in the organization with an updated logo to show the Helping Hand that we strive to provide. Now, in 2022, so much has changed and so many lives are being changed every day because of people like you! Thank you so much for your continued support, and we look forward to 35 more full of new expansion and more precious lives changed for the better!