On January 6, 2018, funding was provided to Pastor Ronald Gray to build a parsonage. There are no roads to this village and it is about mile high in Mount Pinatubo (Tarlac) region, thus materials to build are difficult to transport. Pastor Ronald Gray and church members built the parsonage in 3 weeks, in preparation for the Bear Valley Church & Praise Church mission team's visit on Monday, January 29th, 2018.
Aeta youth were picked up on the way to Bunga village. Once the mission team arrived, the typical "manong" requesting a blessing transpired.
There are no roads to Bunga Village, thus rough terrains via 4x4s and masks to protect us from volcanic ash.
Bear Valley Church mission team leader Pastor Brad Matherne of Praise Church dedicated the Parsonage.
The Mission Team also ministered to different age group and distributed goods according to their needs.
Concluded the day with fellowship and lunch.
Bunga Water Project
Aeta Clean Drinking Water Project #8
Bunga Chapel is on top of Mt. Pinatubo, one of the highest peaks. It is located in the remote area of Capas, Tarlac. They do have a natural water spring way at the top and is too far from the village. They requested funding for materials to build a water tank down in their village.
On Sept 17th, funds were sent to Pastor Ronald Grey so he can buy materials and start constructing the water project in the village of Bunga. Materials were carried by carabaos going to the top of the mountain, village of Bunga. The roads are rough and only can travel via carabao or 4x4s.
Church members started digging and putting the new water hose underground.
A partially completed water tank is shown above and soon, this will be completed once the hose and plasters are installed. Stay tuned for an update and more photos. Thank you for your continued support.