• 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 illiterate but bright people, their youngsters have a yearning to learn. On the other hand, the adults have a fear of change and cling tenaciously to the ways of their forefathers.

Frontier Stories


I am so thankful for the turning point Imbri had that day in the hospital and I am thankful for God’s great healing in his life!

By: Seth Miller
August 01 2021, 9:48 am | Comments 0


As the community gathered to have a short service for Sara, Rose hugged her little boy and told him through her tears that they needed to remain faithful so that they would see Sara again in Heaven one day.

By: Carrie Hann
August 01 2021, 9:45 am | Comments 0

A Mighty Witch Doctor Comes to the Clinic

There have been many stories of possessions and witchcraft from their area that would make one’s skin crawl. We have high hopes that our work with their chief witch doctor Lawangan will be an opening wedge to that dark place.

By: Laressa Farnsworth
August 01 2021, 9:28 am | Comments 0

Between Two Worlds

Our real, true citizenship is in Heaven, a land where, as time goes by, we will thoroughly fit into the culture.

By: Carrie Hann
July 01 2021, 8:15 am | Comments 0

Marmá Friends

Please keep the people of Marmá in your prayers. Pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to work in the lives of the people who live there, that they will continue to be more open to us and the Holy Spirit, and that they will increase in their understanding of Jesus.

By: Justina Thomas
July 01 2021, 8:08 am | Comments 0

A Thousand Villages Like Them

It was hard saying good-bye knowing that in this uncertain world, anything can happen, but we trust that God will continue to protect them and provide for their needs. We also trust that when we visit again, there will be those who are opening their hearts to Jesus.

By: Leonda George
July 01 2021, 7:53 am | Comments 0

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

Back to top