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

I Must Go!

No one spoke. No one stood up. Lomar watched them with desperation in his eyes. “I must go. I cannot wait for you any longer. Whether you go with me or not, I must go!”

By: John Holbrook
June 01 2018, 5:00 am | Comments 0

Choices

Will Jesus come next month? Or will this woman die tonight, her decision sealed forever by her indecision? I pray that she will choose life before it is too late.

By: John Holbrook
May 01 2018, 5:51 am | Comments 0

Pass it On

Many of our youth and nearly a quarter of the entire Tawbuid church came together to learn the wisdom that the first native leaders had found in the Bible.

By: John Holbrook
April 01 2018, 5:38 am | Comments 0

Pago

“Don’t fear, Uncle,” Pago concluded. “I won’t quit school. I won’t give up. If it takes 10 years, I will endure. It is my people’s only hope.”

By: John Holbrook
February 01 2018, 6:13 am | Comments 2

To Live is Christ

Whenever we get scared, we remember that night and your calm trust in God.

By: John Holbrook
January 01 2018, 8:04 am | Comments 3

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