Serviam launched the Balon Mission in Barangay 658 in Intramuros, Manila in November 2005, ministering an initial of 15 Family in Needs (FINs). Currently, Serviam is ministering a total of 52 Family in Needs (FINs) in Balon with approximately 250 individual persons. Out of the 52 FINS, 34 of them became members of Caritas Manila.
The activities conducted in Balon are Tipanan, a lived-out Marriage Encounter, in 2008 with 9 couples & in 2012 with 23 couples; Mass Wedding for 25 couples in 2009 (9 couples) & in 2012 (16 couples); Life in the Spirit Experience in 2012 with 38 LSE graduates.
San Agustin Church’s Fr. Arnold Sta. Maria joins newly-wed couples in Barangay Balon for a group photo session shortly after the mass wedding sponsored by Serviam Catholic Charismatic Community. Serviam facilitates the 2nd Mass Wedding for couples living in Barangay Balon, Intramuros, Manila in October 2012.
Sister Bai de los Reyes joins the graduates of 2nd Balon Tipanan for a group photo session shortly after the event at the San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila on July 29, 2012.
The graduates of the First Balon Life in the Spirit Experience (LSE) gather for a photo souvenir after attending the spirit-led two-day event at the Urdaneta Hall of San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila in November 2012.
Values formation teachings were conducted for the FINs.
Medical and Dental Missions with lectures on dental hygiene
were also conducted in the area for the past years.
Sister Cel Romero of Serviam Mission Apostolate regularly holds Values Formation teachings to help Families in Needs to have a deeper understanding about Jesus Christ and Christianity.
Dr. Alice Villados, Serviam member-dentist, teaches Families in Needs and their respective children the importance of dental hygiene and techniques to keep the mouth and teeth clean to prevent dental problems at the San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila.
Serviam, likewise, conducts Annual Christmas gift giving to FINs.
A Simple and yet meaningful 2013
Serviam members join the Families in Needs in Barangay Balon for a group photo souvenir during the holding of the Annual Christmas Celebration and Gift Giving at the Barangay Hall in Intramuros, Manila last December 2013.