Palawano

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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

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

Untold Stories

Every one of us is living a story and writing a new chapter every day. We don’t know the ending, but by faith we know that God is working all things together for good.

By: Leonda George
September 01 2018, 7:59 am | Comments 0

Glinda and the Prayer

Please pray that one day soon Glinda and her whole family will accept Jesus.

By: Carrie Hann
September 01 2018, 7:39 am | Comments 0

Joy Comes in the Morning

As we helped that baby girl into the world that morning, she seemed like a bundle of joy sent by God to lift my sadness. Psalm 30:5 kept coming to my mind: “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”

By: Carrie Hann
August 01 2018, 5:54 am | Comments 1

Spinning the Right Way

God’s ways are right. Following Him, our lives spin the right way.

By: Seth Miller
August 01 2018, 5:49 am | Comments 0

Retirement?

“When are you going to retire?” our answer is, “We don’t know. The Lord hasn’t changed our orders yet.”

By: Leonda George
July 01 2018, 10:05 am | Comments 0

Faith the Size of a Mustard Seed

I’m so thankful that God can use us despite our weaknesses and that He is stronger than Satan and his evil spirits!

By: Carrie Hann
July 01 2018, 8:00 am | Comments 1

He Fancies Himself a Witchdoctor

Where once this man fancied himself a witchdoctor, You are changing him into a man of God.

By: Leonda George
June 01 2018, 5:38 am | Comments 0

Kildit

Pray that Kildit’s fervor and love will remain strong and that she will continue to share Jesus throughout these mountains.

By: Carrie Hann
June 01 2018, 5:23 am | Comments 1

Nayla

I am so thankful that God used us to help little Nayla receive lifesaving treatment!

By: Seth Miller
June 01 2018, 5:18 am | Comments 0

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