• Pre-Entry
  • 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


Please keep Kibim and his family in your prayers. Pray that his mother will be able to find freedom in Jesus from the curse of the spirits. Pray that Kibim and his sisters will find in Jesus the friend that they so desperately need.

By: Justina Thomas
August 01 2020, 2:08 pm | Comments 0

Heavy Lifting

In these end times as the nations are angry, may God fill us with His peace and use us to be messengers of His wonderful invitation to the thirsty and whosoever will, to “come” and “take the water of life freely” (Rev. 22:17).

By: Seth Miller
August 01 2020, 2:02 pm | Comments 0

Report from the first week of Training

Because of COVID, things are changing quickly. It is looking like we may go to a project in Cambodia until the new year and then transfer to our intended project in Palawan

By: Sydney Bell
July 28 2020, 3:14 pm | Comments 0

From Missionary to Disciple

From backwards bicycles to cooking meals together, everything that happens during training is meant to equip us to become missionaries.

By: Ryan Bell
July 26 2020, 5:17 pm | Comments 0


Timras is in an area where we hadn’t been before, and I am very thankful to have new contacts there.

By: Carrie Hann
July 01 2020, 8:57 am | Comments 0

Gebi the Mission Cat

As much as I love Gebi, there is Someone who loves each of us far more. Whether you have been good or bad, He is always finding new ways to let you know He cares.

By: Justina Thomas
July 01 2020, 8:02 am | Comments 0

Tukews and Visions

We are humbled and amazed to realize anew that God pre-ordained that we be here in this place at this time to do this work! God’s desire is that the Palawano truly learn the story of His salvation and pass it down the generations until His return.

By: Leonda George
June 01 2020, 3:16 pm | Comments 0

God’s Grace to Buba

God used you, His church, to send the missionaries and bless Buba. I am thankful to God and to you for the opportunity to share His love here in Palawan.

By: Seth Miller
June 01 2020, 2:54 pm | Comments 0

House-Call Day

House-call days are some of my favorites. It’s refreshing to get out of the clinic. It’s fun to hike the trails with friends. And it’s nice to see new places, meet new people, and see the patients about whom we wonder and pray.

By: Justina Thomas
June 01 2020, 8:16 am | Comments 0

Kemantian Week of Prayer

Will you join me in praising God for the way He is working in these students’ lives? Please pray that they will grow in their faith and that the commitments they made will last through eternity.

By: Carrie Hann
May 01 2020, 4:29 pm | Comments 0

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