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

Saving Livi

My prayer is that the stories of Jesus that Livi heard will forever change the course of her life and that she will ask Jesus for that living water!

By: Seth & Sonya Miller
July 01 2021, 7:40 am | Comments 0

Jehovah Jireh: “The Lord Will Provide”

I wasn’t sure how I was going to get back to the airport in the morning, but decided I would worry about that when the time arrived.

By: Carrie Hann
June 01 2021, 8:50 am | Comments 0

A Ministry of Healing

Please pray that this family will continue to learn at the witnessing meeting in their village every Sabbath afternoon and that they will keep seeing God’s hand working in their lives.

By: Justina Thomas
May 01 2021, 2:07 pm | Comments 0

Bingi’s Journey

I pray that Bingi and many other Palawanos will be gathered up to Jesus in the clouds to forever be with the Lord.

By: Seth Miller
May 01 2021, 9:02 am | Comments 0

Willing to Risk?

Sometimes God asks us to do hard things, to go to hard places, to step outside our comfort zones and follow Him with childlike faith. Are we willing to do that?

By: Carrie Hann
May 01 2021, 8:12 am | Comments 0

Sungsang Prayer Requests

This group in Sungsang started about a year ago. Over the last month, I have really been seeing the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of the people attending. Please join me in remembering my Sungsang group in your prayers.

By: Carrie Hann
April 01 2021, 11:35 am | Comments 0

Stumbling Block

After discussing back and forth, sometimes quoting scripture, sometimes telling stories and experiences, they finally took a vote: Is it okay to play volleyball or basketball?

By: Leonda George
March 01 2021, 2:17 pm | Comments 0

Cursed Heater and Blessed Christians

Perhaps God has laid it on your heart to carry the gospel to the unreached cities and villages yourself through the power of the Holy Spirit. If that is your desire, please contact us at AFM.

By: Seth Miller
March 01 2021, 2:10 pm | Comments 0

Almost Home

I Praise God for all of His blessings and for being with me the whole crazy way. I’m so grateful to be this close, and I can’t wait to finally be home!

By: Justina Thomas
March 01 2021, 11:34 am | Comments 0

The Long Hike

Many times during that trip, I claimed the promise in Isaiah 40:31: “They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.” God provided!

By: Carrie Hann
March 01 2021, 10:12 am | Comments 0

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