In 2002, a group of youths from Singapore began an exposure-immersion programme to seek Christ in the lives of the poor in the Payatas Dumpsite of Quezon City, Philippines. Thus, acts29 (a call to serve, 29: to continue the works of the apostles) grew from that life-transforming encounter. The community is committed to living in simplicity, solidarity and engaged in a mission of love. A project to feed 60 children daily has since grown to include a TB campaign, medical missions, birth certification, a mothers' support group, a scholarship programme and a formation house.
Today, the acts29 community is made up of Singaporeans and Filipinos. The group works in collaboration with Paaralang Pantao (School for Humanity) in Metro Manila. acts29's formation and volunteer houses are based in Sub Urban, Montalban Rizal, Philippines.