Mission Philippines - In the land of the Aeta tribe

Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’   (Isaiah 41:10)

Aeta Misson 

Aeta People

The Aeta communities belong to the Negritos ethnic group. Their tribe can be traced in the settlement of the first Filipinos or inhabitants of the Philippines. The Aeta people are distinguished from other Filipinos through their dark skin, curly hair, and small body height. These indigenous people have a particular bond to the nature. The jungle in the mountains is their farm and they have the ability to survive in the deep jungle.​

Mission Good News supports the indigenouse Aeta people, spiritualy and practically.

The MGN Mission Team in the Philippines, composed of the missionary family Schmid and child & youth worker Paz San Juan, venture since 2014 continuing mission trips to different Aeta communities in the region of Bataan. 

Today many learned to live in permanent settlements. The most of the Aeta people is living from hunting, fishing, and farming. They’re selling bamboo, fish, lobster, honey, and fruits to the lowlander. The Aeta people have their own language, but they communicate to the lowlanders and outsiders in Tagalog (Filipino).

The Team proclaims the Good News,  encourages believers in their faith. They bring the children the joy of Jesus, and support the needy active.  

​Through continuing mission trips could develope a releationship of trust between the Aeta comunity and team

These peaceful nature people are extremely shy and they`ve quite difficulties to assimilate to the modern world. They live in solitude regions as social outsider and try to help themselves. They are always more and more confronted with the modern world. They need help!

​Out of these continuing visits accompanied with devotional and prayer meetings for years, grew out of it a church and a farm livelihood project. 

Farm Project

Church Planting

The 2 hectares MGN Farm is is lying in the green mountain area of Bagac, Bataan and at the same time close to the coast of the South China Sea. We support the Aeta community with a livelihood farm project. We provide for the Aeta community farm land for cultivation. They can plant vegetables and fruits and use the harvest for their own profit. As return they`re taking care to the maintenance of the farm.

In 2015 could the mission team plant a small home circle in the Aeta community of Abucay. After years grew the small community into a church.  

After 3 years of nursing the MGN team could entrust the church leading into the hands of locals. In order to go on and plant another church.
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Next to the farm livelihood project, we`re planning to build for the Aeta community a spiritual centre, on the Farm land. It is our goal to provide for the Aeta community a place for church activities and discipleship training. To this project belongs also the implementation of computer education courses. In order to improve the occupational chances for the grow up generation and to enable them to the affiliation to the modern world.

The church in Abucay faced some existential challenges, but by hindsight it let them grow in faith, unity, and number. 

In the present time, the MGN Team support the Abucay church in the backround and with occasional mission trip assignments. The team is now planting a church in Baguio city and at the work to provide discipleship education. 
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The MGN Mission Team - Philippines

Andreas Schmid
Missionary-Pastor
​Project Leader


Carmela Schmid
​Missionary
Assistant Leader


Paz San Juan
Missionary
Child & Youth Leader


Pastor Alfred Reyes
Abucay Church Pastor