Transforming Street Kids So That Poverty is Not Their Destiny
At Cullari & Wardell we are impassioned supporters of missionaries Matthew and Dalisay Dwinells, founders of Street Kids Philippine Missions, located in Bohol, The Philippines. Ernesto and Christopher Cullari's mother Dalisay (Lee) is a co-founder of what was once an orphanage and is now designated as a Christian mission. Both Lee and Matt live in Bohol full time serving the needs of children who were once at risk of abject poverty and exploitation.
Lee and her husband Matt are self-funded missionaries, meaning they sold their home and business to become missionaries. They continue to give all they have to the mission, including retirement monies. They are partially funded by generous people like you and they are supported by a few churches here in the US. They are endorsed and supported by the 501 C3 designated World Outreach Missions. You can donate here.  You can reach Lee and Matthew directly at
Matt and Lee have been missionaries for over 12 years. Over this time, they have rescued nearly 50 children and families from the devastation of poverty; housing them, putting them through school, and teaching children who were once beggars to become young leaders in their blighted communities.
Through collaborations with other churches and non-profits, they have both fed and evangelized hundreds of families in times of crisis and national disasters.
Your support will ensure that future generations of street kids in The Philippines learn how to become self-sufficient entrepreneurs with a Jesus-focused mindset of God, self-reliance, service to others, and giving. Both Matt and Lee often go years without seeing their families in America. In fact, they have only seen their families twice in five years. Your support will enable them to see their ever-growing family in the US more often. The goal is to see them every six months.
But the main purpose is to build this mission up so that it can reach and impact many more children and young adults and lead them to Christ.
To give directly and qualify for a tax deduction go to World Outreach Missions.
Lee shares the sometimes painful realities of what it's like to serve as a missionary for years at a time.
Street Kids Philippine Missions cofounder Matt Dwinells shares some success stories of the kids who have grown up at the mission, where they started and where they are at now.
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