Palawano

  • 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

Helped by a Stranger

These are special people, and I am so thankful that God has called us to share His love with them.

By: Seth & Sonya Miller
November 01 2019, 1:45 pm | Comments 0

Losing Andyilu

I don’t know why Andyilu had to die, but I know that God can bring something good out of it. Please pray for this family. Pray that God will break down the barriers that are holding them back from Him.

By: Carrie Hann
October 01 2019, 10:05 am | Comments 0

Love Wins

The electricity had previously gone out, and now we had no water either.

By: Seth & Sonya Miller
October 01 2019, 8:17 am | Comments 0

Attempted Murder

Bang! Bang-bang-bang! Shots rang out it rapid fire, shattering the serenity of the jungle. The bullets tore into Akluman’s arm, shoulder and back. Bleeding and in terror for his life, Akluman fled to safety with the help of his wife.

By: Seth & Sonya Miller
September 01 2019, 1:23 pm | Comments 0

Nurayda’s Crisis

As Nurayda gasped for every breath, we tried various treatments and made phone calls for advice. But nothing we tried seemed to be doing any good. We continued to pray with her and ask God to heal her.

By: Carrie Hann
September 01 2019, 9:38 am | Comments 0

Satan’s Grasp

Please pray that Abew will make a full commitment and be released from Satan’s grasp. Pray that Mitil will have courage to continue following Christ and fellowshipping with His church.

By: Leonda George
August 01 2019, 10:03 am | Comments 0

Birthing Superstitions

Please pray that the witchdoctor and his family will come to know the truth so that they can put away their fears and superstitions.

By: Carrie Hann
August 01 2019, 9:57 am | Comments 0

Shot!

Severe pain troubled him after the surgery. But as my family and I visited him on Sabbath morning, he greeted us with a smile and looked like a new man!

By: Seth Miller
August 01 2019, 9:34 am | Comments 0

Transfusion and Transformation

God is using you to make a difference here in Palawan!

By: Seth & Sonya Miller
July 01 2019, 8:51 am | Comments 0

Rusalin’s Ordeal

She was no longer completely unconscious, and she was still breathing on her own, but the doctors insisted she couldn’t go in the ambulance without being intubated.

By: Leonda George
July 01 2019, 8:23 am | Comments 0

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