John Holbrook

Career Missionary since 2011.

John and Rodelyn Holbrook grew up playing together in the mountains of the Philippines where John’s family served as AFM missionaries. Both John and Rodelyn heard God’s call to missions while still in elementary school, and both pursued educations to prepare them for this calling. After John’s graduation in the States, he returned to the Philippines to start a new AFM project among the Tawbuid. His friendship with Rodelyn was rekindled, and they eventually married.

John and Rodelyn, along with their daughter Ellen Joy, continue to plant churches among the Tawbuid on the Philippine island of Mindoro. God’s ministry through them and the native church leaders has grown to include four tribes and numerous churches. Currently, their primary focus is training and equipping native leaders and missionaries in church leadership, evangelism, healthcare, agriculture and earning a livelihood. They are also working to help native students receive higher education in order to return and help their tribes in development and evangelism.

Frontier Stories

Changed Lives

Yesterday as I sat on my porch taking a breather, I overheard happy chatter as Junjun and his wife playfully bantered with their daughter. Junjun is walking unassisted now, his wife is recommitted and happy, and the whole family are faithful Christians again.

By: John Holbrook
February 01 2019, 4:21 am | Comments 0

Peace

“Thank You, Lord!” Delpin whispered into the darkness. “Thank You for teaching me again that peace lies in surrender to You.”

By: John Holbrook
December 01 2018, 12:26 pm | Comments 0

The Broken Watch

Even an old, broken watch can be a useful tool to bring someone to Jesus.

By: John Holbrook
October 01 2018, 5:43 am | Comments 0

Touching the Grave

“I knew it before, but somehow I couldn’t get over the fear. Now that John helped me experience the truth for myself, I’m no longer afraid!”

By: John Holbrook
August 01 2018, 5:56 am | Comments 0

The Wedding

It’s a wedding that the whole Alangan tribe won’t easily forget, let alone the Tawbuid.

By: John Holbrook
July 01 2018, 6:52 am | Comments 0

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