Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Active Projects |

Project # 15-09 – Jacob’s Chapel Church – Tarlac, Luzon, Philippines

Budget: $2,000
Project Fully Funded: $0
Status: Construction Pending

On Luzon island, several hours north of Manila (and north of Clark Field) lies the Tarlac province gateway to the mountainous region around Mt Pinatubo. On the sides of the mountains are at least 40 villages of the Aeta (A-tah) people groups, and indigenous collection with several dialects. While some of the Aeta people are assimilated into Filipino language and culture, most remain in a subsistence economy up in the mountain villages.

The Immanuel Bible School in Santa Juliana lies on the banks of the Saipan river. This tiny school serves about a dozen Aeta pastors-in-training and is the network hub for almost 40 Aeta pastors who serve in the Churches in the Mountains.

Originally planted by Methodist missionaries prior to WW2, the school (and the churches) are now essentially Bible churches teams from SOCI/ Bear Valley Church have been there three times most recently baptizing 204 people (by full immersion in the Saipan river).

The critical need is for small church buildings like this oneJacobs chapel is sonamed in memoriam of an infant grandson of the private donors.