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

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

Birthing Superstitions

Please pray that the witchdoctor and his family will come to know the truth so that they can put away their fears and superstitions.

By: Carrie Hann
August 01 2019, 9:57 am | Comments 0

Shot!

Severe pain troubled him after the surgery. But as my family and I visited him on Sabbath morning, he greeted us with a smile and looked like a new man!

By: Seth Miller
August 01 2019, 9:34 am | Comments 0

Transfusion and Transformation

God is using you to make a difference here in Palawan!

By: Seth & Sonya Miller
July 01 2019, 8:51 am | Comments 0

Rusalin’s Ordeal

She was no longer completely unconscious, and she was still breathing on her own, but the doctors insisted she couldn’t go in the ambulance without being intubated.

By: Leonda George
July 01 2019, 8:23 am | Comments 0

God’s Timing is Best

We were resting a little easier now that two of the three ladies had delivered. Only Nurayda was left.

By: Carrie Hann
June 01 2019, 9:41 am | Comments 0

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

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