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John Holbrook

Career Missionary since 2011.

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John Holbrook June 01 2011, 11:10 am | 0 Comments

“But isn’t it dangerous?” The young woman in the business suit stared at me in consternation. “Where you’re going as a missionary, there are venomous snakes, communist rebels, and drug-resistant malaria. You’ll be three days from any medical facilities. God would never ask you to put yourself in such danger. Isn’t this wrong?”

The Widow’s Mite

John Holbrook May 01 2011, 11:07 am | 0 Comments

When she reappeared, she solemnly and joyfully placed a single dollar bill on the table in front of me. I felt odd accepting her money, but I knew it was not a gift to me but to the Lord, so I humbly and gratefully turned in her donation.

Fighting with Spirits

John Holbrook April 01 2011, 11:04 am | 0 Comments

Smoke burned Pandak’s eyes as he swung in his hammock with fierce concentration. But he couldn’t see the smoke, nor could he hear the clatter of the village around him. He was deep in a trance, fighting desperately to navigate his village through a world ruled by hundreds of spirits.

Now is the Time

John Holbrook March 01 2011, 11:01 am | 0 Comments

Nearly a year had passed since his dream about the Batangan crossing the fiery sea, and he was beginning to get discouraged. So little progress had been made toward reaching them with the news of Jesus. “God!” he cried out. “What is Your plan? Why is it taking so long?”

As Ramon lay pleading for the Batangan, God once again gave him a dream. He found himself looking down at a map of the world.

Across the Sea of Fire

John Holbrook February 01 2011, 10:55 am | 0 Comments

On one side, Ramon saw an indescribably beautiful land and many Alangan church members standing there. On the opposite side of the sea stood the Batangan about to be destroyed by the fire. Screaming in terror, they begged for deliverance, but there was no one to help them.

Scouting New Territory

John Holbrook January 01 2011, 10:51 am | 0 Comments

I did what I could, going into the foothills where I providentially met a few Batangan and interviewing anyone who knew anything about them. When I left, I was certain I had accomplished nothing except wasting the Lord’s money.

But our God never lets things go to waste.

Untouched and Unreached

John Holbrook December 01 2010, 10:47 am | 0 Comments

Fearing the outside world would contaminate them, these people, sometimes referred to as the Highland Batangan or True Batangan, hired men to guard these trailheads so no one could reach them, not even the rest of their tribe who chose not to flee the foreign influences.

Introducing John Holbrook

John Holbrook November 01 2010, 9:56 am | 1 Comment

You see, I grew up working with AFM among the Philippine Alangan people. As I grew, God began opening my eyes to what was all around me. I saw the desperation of the lost. I saw the vastness of the work still to do. I saw the eyes of that little boy, and I felt God telling me that this was the calling for which He was preparing my life.