About Us

Reaching Muslims and Animists in Mindanao, Philippines, 1999

since-1998We celebrate 21 years of Bible training, church planting, and mercy ministries in Mindanao and the Philippines, and present expansion to the Middle East and the United States.

As a team of servants to the poorest of poor children and families in Mindanao (southern Philippines), we have been faithfully serving the unserved through spiritual, medical, educational, and livelihood programs. Since 1998, we have served more than 1,000 children-at-high-risk and their families.

In 2011, we launched our Bible Training Program in Cagayan de Oro City. Today, we are teaching and mentoring more than 80  pastors and workers in seven different cities/towns all over the Philippines.

Serving TS Washi survivors, 2012

Since 2012, we have provided relief, rehabilitation, counseling, and Bible study ministries to more than 500 family victims-survivors of killer-typhoons Washi (Philippine name Sendong), Bopha (Pablo), and Haiyan (Yolanda). And since 2014, we have been building and expanding our Philippine-wide disaster reduction and management network through seminars, training, mentoring, capacity building, and coordination.


Church planting in Mindanao, southern Philippines

Moreover, through multimedia and online tools, as well as live training classes and pastoral visits, we provide on-going care, teaching, equipping, counsel, guidance, leadership, and oversight to three new church plants all over the Philippines. Long-term, we aim to train more church planters and pastors, and send them to plant more churches and train more indigenous church planters who will reach Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and other unreached people groups in the Philippines and abroad, especially the 10/40 Window.


Bible Training in Beirut, Lebanon.

Internationally, we have evangelism, Bible training, and church planting ministries in Lebanon and the United States.

Our vision:

Faithful and fruitful churches that will serve as training and sending bases for church planting teams to Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and other unreached people groups worldwide


Church planting among Muslims in Devon/Little India, Chicago, U.S.A.

Our mission:

To build friendships, evangelize, make disciples, train pastors and leaders, and plant churches among the unreached and unengaged

To learn more about our mission and how you can help, please feel free to contact us:

New Hope / Open Eyes Mission
2545 W Summerdale Ave #2W
Chicago, IL 60625
(219) 629-4485

WRP House Church 1

House church planting in the United States

Financial Support

We thank the Lord that our church planting missions in the Philippines and the Middle East are sustained by local, indigenous church members.  On the other hand, our Muslim evangelism and church planting mission in the United States is in its early pioneering stage and needs financial support. For this, Global Service Network serves as our financial administration agency.

To support our church planting mission among Muslims in key cities of the U.S., click here.


Muslim Evangelism Training in a university in Chicago.

“And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:14)

In Christ,
For His great Commission,
With You,

Pastor Glem Melo
Founder, President, and
Lead Church Planter

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