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

You are a Church

Indeed, God’s Word is Life—not only to the hearer, but also to the speaker, for He instructs me while I teach these dear friends. What a privilege to serve such an awesome God! 

By: Leonda George
May 01 2019, 4:35 pm | Comments 0

Opportunities

Please also pray that as we minister to the Palawano people through medical care, many can be drawn to Jesus.

By: Carrie Hann
May 01 2019, 4:16 pm | Comments 0

First Sabbath in Kemantian

He was elderly now, and breathed heavily while he squatted and talked with us. Then, to my surprise, he asked me to tell him a story. By God’s grace I was able to share with him some of what Jesus means to me.

By: Seth & Sonya Miller
April 01 2019, 9:55 am | Comments 0

As Your Days

The clinic has often felt full to overflowing lately. The work can be overwhelming and exhausting, but God is good.

By: Carrie Hann
March 01 2019, 3:26 pm | Comments 0

Imprisoned

I was a prisoner before I understood that true freedom only comes through willingly surrendering my life to Christ.

By: Leonda George
March 01 2019, 2:18 pm | Comments 0

Impaled On A Stick

Thank you so much for your prayers that God is using to work miracles!

By: Seth & Sonya Miller
March 01 2019, 1:52 pm | Comments 0

Help for the Suffering and Dying

We want the Palawano to receive the best medical treatment possible, not just so that they might be saved for this life, but for eternity through our Savior Jesus Christ.

By: Seth & Sonya Miller
January 01 2019, 9:20 am | Comments 0

Snake Bite

Living remotely with limited resources brings many challenges.

By: Leonda George
January 01 2019, 9:17 am | Comments 0

A Year of Blessings

These are some of the highlights and the obvious ways God has been working here, but they don’t include all the less obvious miracles the Holy Spirit is working in people’s hearts.

By: Carrie Hann
January 01 2019, 9:14 am | Comments 0

Future Leaders

These short vignettes highlight some of the challenges and joys of working with Palawano young people and developing them into useful citizens of this earth and the new earth to come.

By: Leonda George
December 01 2018, 12:18 pm | Comments 0

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