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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 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 was so happy for her decision, and am thankful that you and I had a part in her journey. Thank you so much for your prayers and financial partnership. God is using us to make a difference in lives here in Palawan!

By: Seth & Sonya Miller
December 01 2021, 8:36 am | Comments 0

Jungle House Call

God can write a happy ending to this story. He raised Lazarus to life, and He can bring Malnasan’s dead foot, toes and finger to life, as well.

By: Seth Miller
October 01 2021, 3:18 pm | Comments 0


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

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

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

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

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


When the lockdown hit, we determined to continue praying daily for the Holy Spirit. And with the extra time the Lord has given us, we have had more time to listen to His voice.

By: Leonda George
February 01 2021, 4:42 pm | Comments 0

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