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

The Shaman and the Dancing Cat

The people watched wide-eyed, their curiosity battling with their terror. But instead of dying, Ramon sat up and continued teaching.

By: John Holbrook
January 01 2020, 8:36 am | Comments 0

Too Much Love?

I was talking with Ramon one Sabbath afternoon about a group of Adventists who recently visited our tribe to hand out aid and preach to them. God has given Ramon the wisdom of Solomon, the statesmanship of Daniel and the leadership skills of Moses. So, what could he mean when he said this mission group loved them too much?

By: John Holbrook
November 01 2019, 1:27 pm | Comments 0

Emanuel Becomes a Missionary

There would be time to teach and explain more in the future. But not if he didn’t help them right now.

By: John Holbrook
August 01 2019, 11:59 am | Comments 0

Lightning Spirits

Remen screamed, and Waran turned white. He knew that this must be a Paroy spirit coming to punish them for switching to Jesus’ side.

By: John Holbrook
July 01 2019, 8:34 am | Comments 0

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

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