History of Kapatid Ministry


Kapatid Ministry (KMI) began when Titus and Beth, together with their 3 children were led by God back to the Philippines to serve Him full time. Through the help of Sister Doreen Chan, FBC Mission Board adopted Titus and Beth as mission partners. On 21 September 2003, First Baptist Church commissioned Titus and Beth to be ministers of the Gospel to OFW families in Philippines.


Some families of OFWs were staying in depressed areas where vices and other petty crimes were rampant but considered normal and part of daily life. To prevent children from being exposed and normalized to such influences, KMI started the Feeding Program, Child Sponsorship Program, and the Child Care Centre.

Kapatid Ministry partnered with local Christian Churches and requested them to identify a certain area where they can gather less fortunate children, feed them once a week and teach them about the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

The Beginnings of Kapatid Ministry

Various Bible studies and feeding programs in the Philippines started by Bro. Titus and Sis. Beth Laxa back in 2003 and 2004.


In partnership with AMG Skilled Hands Technological College (ASHTEC), KMI added the Out of School Youth program into its umbrella. This program caters to young people who cannot go to college due to families’ financial difficulties. KMI was able to send a number of young people (from 2005 until 2017) who are now earning a decent living and are able to help their families’ financial needs.


In partnership with local churches, additional Feeding Centers were established in the following communities: San Isidro, Nueva Ecija, San Jose, Nueva Ecija, Vicas 1 & Vicas 2, Caloocan City, Casillan and Cavite Plum, Nueva Ecija, and Floridablanca, Pampanga.


In August 2008, Titus initiated and organized the 6 big Filipino Churches within the Klang Valley to unite and reach out to as many Filipinos (30,000 Filipinos) as possible and to address the common problems, in coordination with the Philippine Embassy, being encountered by them while they are in Malaysia. On the same month, August, Titus and Beth went to Brunei to promote KMI to Filipinos working in Brunei.


Typhoon Ondoy brought much damage but also opened opportunities for KMI to assist various communities affected by the typhoon. Also in the same year, more feeding centers and day care centers were opened, more former out of school youth were able to enroll and study at AMG Skilled Hands Technological College, more families were brought to the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, more partners and friends were touched by God to share their blessings to the less fortunate especially after typhoon Ondoy.


KMI attempted to start a program for street dwellers - in partnership with local churches in Pampanga, Cebu, and Quezon City. The program included feeding, giving temporary shelter, sharing God's Word and livelihood.


5 Child Care centers for Nursery, Kinder, and Prep students were established in Bulacan, Laguna, and Quezon City. The Prison Ministry was also started in Iwahig Penal Colony in Palawan, in partnership with a local church.

Child Care Centers from 2004 to 2014

Various child care centers that were opened to cater to children 4 to 6 years old. This program lasted until the introduction of the K-12 education program in the public schools, which made kinder education in the public school free and required.


KMI added board members. We also expanded our partnership with local churches in ministering to OFW Families


To sustain and expand the feeding program, we were blessed with the opportunity to collect breads from local bakeries and coffeeshops, such as Starbucks, Corretos, Madre and Figlio, Le Cour de France, and Breadtalk.


Assistance and donations in kind and cash were given to churches and some of their members, such 30 Boxes of used clothing, shoes, bedsheets, groceries, construction materials, mono block chairs and other items were sent to Tacloban, Bacolod, Cebu, Antique and other areas affected by typhoon Yolanda.

Also, Pantai Baptist Church's Mission Trip enabled us to conduct medical missions in various church planting communities in Caloocan City, Bulacan, and in San Fernando, Pampanga.


KMI, in partnership with the Filipino congregation in Kuala Lumpur Baptist Church (KLBC), started an outreach among Filipinos working in Genting Highlands, Malaysia.

The Outreach in Genting Highlands

From 2015 until 2020, we partnered with the Filipino congregation in Kuala Lumpur Baptist Church to minister to Filipinos working in casinos and other establishments in Genting Highlands, Malaysia.


We expanded to 132 feeding centers. We gave 900 vitamins donated by Pantai Baptist Church, Malaysia to children in selected feeding areas and to the sponsored children. We also conducted “Safe Child in Disaster Training for Kids” in partnership with Philippine Children’s Ministry Network (PCMN).


KMI hosted a Youth Camp and Family Day for the sponsored children with the participation of a mission team from Pantai Baptist Church.


We conducted a Family Day for sponsored children and their families, with Bro. Peter Aguilar as our guest. We also began the Senior Citizens’ Ministry through our Christmas Gift Giving. We also revived our visitation among families of Overseas Filipino Workers.


We conducted Medical Missions for Senior Citizens in Pampanga and Tarlac. Titus Jr Laxa was sent as to Malaysia to assist Filipino churches in the ministry.


The pandemic, due to the global spread of COVID-19, affected our operations. It also opened the door to continue the ministry via relief giving to the families who lost their income due to the pandemic and online ministries for OFWs and their families. We also gave calamity assistance to churches affected by the typhoon that hit Bato, Catanduanes and Isabela.

Assisting Filipinos during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Through 2020 to 2022, we were able to provide relief goods to families who were struggling during the pandemic. We were also able to start the Bless-a-Senior Citizen project, where grocery goods are given to senior citizens and the gospel being shared to them.


Our founder, Bro. Titus Laxa, passed away on March 29, 2021. In spite of this, the ministry continued on by God’s grace through the 2nd year of the pandemic, with the Adopt-a-Staff Project, Livelihood Program, Educational Scholarship, Bless-a-Senior Citizen Program, and our Entrepreneurship for Youth Program.


KMI expanded the Bless-a-Senior Citizen Program, eventually reaching 330 senior citizens, sharing with them not only grocery items, but the Gospel as well, through the efforts of the local churches.


Bro. Arwin and Sis. Amy Calansanan, former OFWs in Malaysia, joined Kapatid Ministry’s team as Partnership Coordinators. We also celebrated our 20th Anniversary on October 16, 2023, with Rev. Jessie Arce, Pastor of Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Delaware, United States as our guest speaker.

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