Mark and Melissa Young are site coordinators for the Envision site in Manila, Philippines!  This site is full of opportunities for building cross-cultural relationships while growing as a leader and developer of others. Its a place to bring the love and grace of Jesus to at-risk, urban poor young people who are eager to learn and grow right along with you!  

Mark & Melissa have been pastors with the C&MA since 2001. They have spent time in church planting, relief work, and developing loving, missional communities. They were pastoring a church in Lincoln, NE when the Lord called them specifically to Manila to serve the urban poor! Through their experiences in Manila, they have just begun to grasp God's heart and passion for the poor and feel honored to worship God along side 'the least of these.'


Manila is the capital city of the Philippines. It sits in one of 7,641 islands in Southeast Asia. Its location and influence have made it a unique blend of several cultures. Manila is a densely populated city of 22 million people that mixes Spanish colonial architecture with modern skyscrapers.

It is also home to nearly 6 million informal settlers – people who live day by day on less than $4 a day. It is to these people on which our site is centered. We are partnered with an alternative school that gives education, opportunity, and discipleship to young people eager for a second chance. We also partner with organizations who offer feeding programs, orphan care and medial missions.


At Risk Youth Care
College Ministry
English Tutoring
Relational Evangelism

Trip Cost: $995/person for a 10-day trip

Intern Cost: $1485 per month

Read more in our site manual!