Ministering the Love of
Christ to those in need.
Helping Traditions is a
ministry that was started in the year 2000 by Brian and Marianita
Shilhavy in partnership with local believers from various churches and
denominations in Quezon Province of the Philippines. The original purpose of the
ministry was to reach out to the unreached people groups in
remote places of Quezon Province and other places in the Philippines with
health, sanitation, and livelihood programs. These tribal areas were often
overlooked by most churches that did not have resources to minister to them.
This ministry continues on today throughout the Philippines.
Another key aspect of Helping
Traditions in Asia is helping poorer rural agricultural communities to provide
quality traditional products through traditional skills that often are only one
generation away from being lost. A key example is the creation of the Virgin
Coconut Oil market with the traditional methods of making pure organic coconut
oil, which today is marketed under the label of "Tropical
Traditions" in the U.S. and around the world, and is providing livelihood
and income to hundreds of families in communities throughout the Philippines.
Help Those Who Cannot Afford Healthy Food!
Today in 2013 Helping
Traditions is assisting ministries in the United States as well. Our
goal is to provide healthy, sustainable food systems and make them available to
all economic levels, recognizing that those who need healthy food and other
health products and services the most, are often the least able to afford them. See our current projects here
where you can help out!
Photo by Brian Shilhavy