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

Keep Praying

Lord, keep us faithful. Keep us trusting in Your providence as You enable us to develop Your school according to Your plan. Please raise up a mighty army of youth as we train our students for Your kingdom.

By: Leonda George
January 01 2020, 9:00 am | Comments 0

Nini and the Baby

They told her how to breathe. They told her not to fight. It seemed to take forever, but eventually she started making progress. At last, a baby girl was born.

By: Justina Thomas
January 01 2020, 8:40 am | Comments 0

Longest Hike of my Life

It’s going to take how long? Ok I’m up for the challenge and I was glad I did, met some very humble people.

By: Ivan Navarrete
December 29 2019, 7:13 pm | Comments 0

Conversion is a Journey

Though Abew has made this gigantic step, the battle isn’t over.

By: Leonda George
November 18 2019, 4:10 pm | Comments 0

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

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