Palawano

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  • Pre-Evangelism
  • Evangelism
  • Discipleship
  • Phase-Out
  • Completed

About the People

The Palawano are a tribal group inhabiting the mountains in the south of Palawan. They are cultivators, forest-foragers, and hunters who somewhat resemble Malaysians. The Palawano language varies from region to region but seems to have similarities to Malay. Palawanos live in huts that they make from materials found in the jungle surrounding them. They live in family groups instead of typical villages and tend to live with the wife’s family group rather than the husband’s. These animistic people are controlled by their fear of the spirits and the children are taught to fear them from their youngest days. Mainly an illiterate, but bright people, their youngsters have a yearning to learn. The adults, on the other hand, have a fear of change and cling tenaciously to the ways of their forefathers.

Frontier Stories

Aunty — Uncle Lawangan’s Wife

Please keep Uncle Lawangan and Aunty in your prayers. We long for them to come to know Jesus through their time with us at the clinic.

By: Justina Thomas
September 01 2021, 10:07 am | Comments 0

Cave of the Pig

The men hiked over to the village and told the people that what they were doing was wrong. They said the villagers needed to believe in the true God and start feeding their children.

By: Justina Thomas
August 01 2021, 11:46 am | Comments 0

Imbri

I am so thankful for the turning point Imbri had that day in the hospital and I am thankful for God’s great healing in his life!

By: Seth Miller
August 01 2021, 9:48 am | Comments 0

Heartbroken

As the community gathered to have a short service for Sara, Rose hugged her little boy and told him through her tears that they needed to remain faithful so that they would see Sara again in Heaven one day.

By: Carrie Hann
August 01 2021, 9:45 am | Comments 0

A Mighty Witch Doctor Comes to the Clinic

There have been many stories of possessions and witchcraft from their area that would make one’s skin crawl. We have high hopes that our work with their chief witch doctor Lawangan will be an opening wedge to that dark place.

By: Laressa Farnsworth
August 01 2021, 9:28 am | Comments 0

Between Two Worlds

Our real, true citizenship is in Heaven, a land where, as time goes by, we will thoroughly fit into the culture.

By: Carrie Hann
July 01 2021, 8:15 am | Comments 0

Marmá Friends

Please keep the people of Marmá in your prayers. Pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to work in the lives of the people who live there, that they will continue to be more open to us and the Holy Spirit, and that they will increase in their understanding of Jesus.

By: Justina Thomas
July 01 2021, 8:08 am | Comments 0

A Thousand Villages Like Them

It was hard saying good-bye knowing that in this uncertain world, anything can happen, but we trust that God will continue to protect them and provide for their needs. We also trust that when we visit again, there will be those who are opening their hearts to Jesus.

By: Leonda George
July 01 2021, 7:53 am | Comments 0

Saving Livi

My prayer is that the stories of Jesus that Livi heard will forever change the course of her life and that she will ask Jesus for that living water!

By: Seth & Sonya Miller
July 01 2021, 7:40 am | Comments 0

Jehovah Jireh: “The Lord Will Provide”

I wasn’t sure how I was going to get back to the airport in the morning, but decided I would worry about that when the time arrived.

By: Carrie Hann
June 01 2021, 8:50 am | Comments 0

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