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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

Impaled On A Stick

Thank you so much for your prayers that God is using to work miracles!

By: Seth & Sonya Miller
March 01 2019, 1:52 pm | Comments 0

Help for the Suffering and Dying

We want the Palawano to receive the best medical treatment possible, not just so that they might be saved for this life, but for eternity through our Savior Jesus Christ.

By: Seth & Sonya Miller
January 01 2019, 9:20 am | Comments 0

Snake Bite

Living remotely with limited resources brings many challenges.

By: Leonda George
January 01 2019, 9:17 am | Comments 0

A Year of Blessings

These are some of the highlights and the obvious ways God has been working here, but they don’t include all the less obvious miracles the Holy Spirit is working in people’s hearts.

By: Carrie Hann
January 01 2019, 9:14 am | Comments 0

Future Leaders

These short vignettes highlight some of the challenges and joys of working with Palawano young people and developing them into useful citizens of this earth and the new earth to come.

By: Leonda George
December 01 2018, 12:18 pm | Comments 0

Baby Andyilu

He was jaundiced, very cold, had a low pulse and weighed in at 2.2 lbs. He was so small that his body couldn’t regulate its temperature.

By: Carrie Hann
December 01 2018, 3:05 am | Comments 0

Christian Psalm

“It doesn’t sound like he is going to make it, short of a miracle…”

By: Seth Miller
November 28 2018, 10:06 am | Comments 0

Tewini’s Fight

All the rest of that night, his two relatives and I wrestled with him to keep his oxygen on. And we prayed.

By: Seth & Sonya Miller
November 01 2018, 9:33 am | Comments 0

The Godward Side of Things

My prayer is that God will help me to see “the Godward side of things,” ever keeping my mind and heart fixed on the eternal.

By: Leonda George
October 01 2018, 1:10 pm | Comments 0

The Miracle Thumb

I’m so thankful we serve a God for whom nothing is impossible!

By: Carrie Hann
October 01 2018, 5:14 am | Comments 1

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