A Message from Father Ben Beltran

Church Now / Church Next

This week we hear from Father Ben Beltran, a Catholic priest who served for four decades in Manila on the Smokey Mountain garbage dump, the 3rd largest garbage dump in the world and home to 25,000 people, most of whom lived by scavenging through what others threw away. Father Ben shares from his decades of ministry on Smokey Mountain and where he has seen the Spirit at work in the midst of a garbage heap. During his years living and serving among the scavenger community of Smokey Mountain, Father Ben developed schools, dance studios, microenterprises, and environmental justice efforts.