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

Sound

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

Marma

Please join us in praying that God will raise up workers from the Palawano people to go and reap this harvest.

By: Carrie Hann
February 01 2021, 2:36 pm | Comments 0

Warm Blankets, Warm Hearts

Soon Suzy and the shop owner returned with blankets. We happily paid for them and had a warm return ride. But it wasn’t just our bodies that were warmed. Our hearts were also warned by these strangers’ kindness and consideration of our needs.

By: Joelle Thea
February 01 2021, 1:41 pm | Comments 0

Pressing Upward: Part 2

Through this experience God taught me that if we pray and work together, He will finish the work through His Spirit.

By: Seth Miller
February 01 2021, 1:38 pm | Comments 0

A Chain of Miracles

Finally, it’s here! I thought. With trembling fingers, I tore open the envelope and snatched out my passport. Would the visa stamp be in it?

By: Justina Thomas
January 01 2021, 9:30 am | Comments 0

Pressing   Upward

I am so thankful to God for His providence that day. He knows the number of the hairs of our heads, and He cares about us.

By: Seth Miller
January 01 2021, 9:16 am | Comments 0

Kildit

Kildit is solid in her faith and full of missionary spirit. She has natural leadership ability and a burden for souls. Please join her in praying that her parents and brother will come to know and accept Jesus, and that she can continue to be a light for her family.

By: Carrie Hann
December 01 2020, 11:35 am | Comments 0

Prayers for Palawan

Thank you for lifting up our dear Palawano friends. Thank you for praying that all of the thousands of Palawanos who have not yet met Jesus will have their chance to hear about and accept their Savior.

By: Justina Thomas
December 01 2020, 9:50 am | Comments 0

The Worth of a Name

I leave a piece of myself in each naming. The parents will forever associate the child’s name with the one who gave the name.

By: Leonda George
December 01 2020, 9:01 am | Comments 0

Harvest Time

Please pray that God will send more laborers into His harvest field. Pray that He will open the doors so that I can get my visa and return to my Palawano people as soon as AFM training is over here in Michigan.

By: Justina Thomas
November 01 2020, 11:11 am | Comments 0

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