On the Path of Faith
The missionary couple Andreas & Carmela Schmid started to develop the Oncalvary Ministry and it took over a decade until OnCalvary became what it is today. Their mission work began 2008 in Honduras. Their first mission work was to develop camps for street kids, implement work camps, and church planting.
After five years mission work experiences in Honduras they followed their call and moved to Manila in the Philippines. After a time of preparation they moved to the mountain area of Bataan, where they could venture their first mission trips to the indigenous Aeta people.
Just a few months later joined the Filipina Paz San Juan the team and she became the leader for the children ministry. Together they ventured for five years continuing mission trips to different Aeta communities. They could spread the Good News, baptize, plant home circles, develop a church, and give to the needy a helping hand.
In March 2015, the Swiss couple Cris & Sarina Bertoli joined the team and they established together the Swiss Association "Mission Good News."
After 5 years mission work in Bataan experinced Andreas & Carmela again the urge to go on and plant a new church and it was drawing them to India. It was their plan to work together with a chummily Indian family who runs in Kerala a children's home. They were seeking to work in India as tent-makers (missionaries). So they trusted the leadership of their Aeta church in Abucay to the local Pastor Alfred Reyes and Pastor Mario and their teamwork became a blessing.
Yet, God did not allow Andreas & Carmela to move to India, but led them surprisingly to Baguio City where they stood again only with their luggage. The blessing of the Lord was upon them and so they could settle in April 2018 in Baguio City.
They started to design a discipleship training online and to plant a church in Baguio City. In April 2019 joined Craig C. Sapp from USA the team to work at the discipleship training online.
The association management decided on August 2019 to set the new association OnCalvary. The felxible mission work OnCalvary is growing continuously and we are excited to see how it is going to develope.
And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry.
1 Timothy 1:12