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

Timras

Timras is in an area where we hadn’t been before, and I am very thankful to have new contacts there.

By: Carrie Hann
July 01 2020, 8:57 am | Comments 0

Gebi the Mission Cat

As much as I love Gebi, there is Someone who loves each of us far more. Whether you have been good or bad, He is always finding new ways to let you know He cares.

By: Justina Thomas
July 01 2020, 8:02 am | Comments 0

Tukews and Visions

We are humbled and amazed to realize anew that God pre-ordained that we be here in this place at this time to do this work! God’s desire is that the Palawano truly learn the story of His salvation and pass it down the generations until His return.

By: Leonda George
June 01 2020, 3:16 pm | Comments 0

God’s Grace to Buba

God used you, His church, to send the missionaries and bless Buba. I am thankful to God and to you for the opportunity to share His love here in Palawan.

By: Seth Miller
June 01 2020, 2:54 pm | Comments 0

House-Call Day

House-call days are some of my favorites. It’s refreshing to get out of the clinic. It’s fun to hike the trails with friends. And it’s nice to see new places, meet new people, and see the patients about whom we wonder and pray.

By: Justina Thomas
June 01 2020, 8:16 am | Comments 0

Kemantian Week of Prayer

Will you join me in praising God for the way He is working in these students’ lives? Please pray that they will grow in their faith and that the commitments they made will last through eternity.

By: Carrie Hann
May 01 2020, 4:29 pm | Comments 0

Our Children

My heart is aching to get back and do my part for Nurida’s children and all of God’s other children there who don’t yet know how much He loves them.

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

Maria’s Motel

Please keep Maria in your prayers. Ask God to help her stay close to Jesus. Ask Him to use her to reach her family, her more distant relatives and even her whole tribe.

By: Justina Thomas
April 01 2020, 2:31 pm | Comments 0

The Travelling Story

It is my prayer that in Christ our lives will bless and lead others to Him around the world.

By: Seth Miller
April 01 2020, 2:13 pm | Comments 0

Visiting Maman

Please pray for Maman Miyuna and his family, that he will recover and that his heart will open as he reads God’s word.

By: Carrie Hann
April 01 2020, 10:03 am | Comments 0

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