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

A Chain of Miracles

Finally, it’s here! I thought. With trembling fingers, I tore open the envelope and snatched out my passport. Would the visa stamp be in it?

By: Justina Thomas
January 01 2021, 9:30 am | Comments 0

Pressing   Upward

I am so thankful to God for His providence that day. He knows the number of the hairs of our heads, and He cares about us.

By: Seth Miller
January 01 2021, 9:16 am | Comments 0

Kildit

Kildit is solid in her faith and full of missionary spirit. She has natural leadership ability and a burden for souls. Please join her in praying that her parents and brother will come to know and accept Jesus, and that she can continue to be a light for her family.

By: Carrie Hann
December 01 2020, 11:35 am | Comments 0

Prayers for Palawan

Thank you for lifting up our dear Palawano friends. Thank you for praying that all of the thousands of Palawanos who have not yet met Jesus will have their chance to hear about and accept their Savior.

By: Justina Thomas
December 01 2020, 9:50 am | Comments 0

The Worth of a Name

I leave a piece of myself in each naming. The parents will forever associate the child’s name with the one who gave the name.

By: Leonda George
December 01 2020, 9:01 am | Comments 0

Harvest Time

Please pray that God will send more laborers into His harvest field. Pray that He will open the doors so that I can get my visa and return to my Palawano people as soon as AFM training is over here in Michigan.

By: Justina Thomas
November 01 2020, 11:11 am | Comments 0

Heartsick

After about a month here in the lowlands, Maylin and her mother returned to their home in the mountains. I was a little sad to see her go, but happy that she was feeling better and could return home. I wish you could meet Maylin. I pray that you will meet her one day soon in heaven!

By: Seth Miller
November 01 2020, 11:09 am | Comments 0

Early Flight

This is not the first time our ultrasound machine has allowed us to make timely diagnoses and avoid critical situations.

By: Carrie Hann
November 01 2020, 10:46 am | Comments 0

Opportunities to Love

Our hearts break for these kids we have grown to love—mischievous Jikli, big-hearted Ayin and baby Judah.

By: Seth Miller
October 01 2020, 10:37 am | Comments 0

Toothy Grin

I imagine her eyes brightening as she recites the memory verses she is learning as her faith in Jesus blossoms.

By: Leonda George
October 01 2020, 9:30 am | Comments 0

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