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

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

How God is Working

Pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on these groups so that they will keep growing, reaching out and starting new groups.

By: Carrie Hann
October 01 2020, 8:56 am | Comments 0

Emergency Surgery

Thank you for your prayers and support that enable us through the indwelling Holy Spirit to be messengers of our wonderful Jesus to the native Palawano people.

By: Seth Miller
September 01 2020, 10:39 am | Comments 0

Juritu

Please keep Juritu in your prayers that God will continue to use this experience to draw him and his family to faith. Pray that Juritu will see the love Jesus has for him and Jesus’ power in answer to his own prayers.

By: Justina Thomas
September 01 2020, 9:03 am | Comments 0

Sungsang

Many children from there have attended our mission school. They are frequent patients at the clinic, so we have a lot of interaction with them. Please pray with me that the people of Sungsang will soon become our brothers and sisters in Christ!

By: Carrie Hann
September 01 2020, 8:46 am | Comments 0

Kibim

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

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