Mark and Melissa Young are excited to pioneer a new Envision site in Manila, Philippines!  They 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!

Mark loves developing both young leaders and emerging organizations. He pours his heart and soul into seeing each individual grow into who God has designed them to be. He has a strong passion to defend the defenseless and protect the innocent. Melissa loves language learning, gardening, running, and developing friendships with women.  They both love seeing individuals grow in their passion for Jesus and sharing that same passion with others in creative ways.


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!