How can we ensure there is a church within walking distance of everyone in the world?
We must be patient. We must be steadfast. Most importantly, we must pray.
Thousands of indigenous people groups exist around the world, each with their own unique history and culture. While some have heard the Gospel, there is still much work needing to be done. Many of these people face persecution, especially those who have converted to Christianity. A strong church provides hope, safety and support for these new Christians, and spreads the Gospel to others.
As the Global Church Developer, our mission is to equip our indigenous partners with resources they need to plant churches, disciple believers and provide refuge. Without you, we could not accomplish that mission. Each month, we highlight some of those groups that may be blessed by ICM and our partners.
Please take time each month to pray for them as our work continues, and reflect on your own spiritual journey with the Lord. We pray each month’s post is a blessing to you. We thank you for your endless support.
All Scripture references come from the New Living Translation (NLT). Joshua Project used for Profile resource and stats.
People Within Reach: HMONG DAW
Located in Vietnam
The Hmong Daw tribe is an incredibly large people group, with several living in parts of southern China and Southeast Asia. The Chinese military has slowly forced the Hmong Daw people to more mountainous regions. Hmong Daw women are also skilled embroiderers. Traditionally, Hmong Daw women wore white skirts, earning them the nickname “White Miao’’ by the Chinese.
Today, many Hmong Daw have slowly assimilated into other cultures, but in more remote areas, the Hmong Daw dialect is still very prevalent. Before being exposed to Christianity through radio broadcast, the Hmong Daw were animists, worshipping the spirits of nature. Through these radio broadcasts, however, many Hmong Daw have turned to Christianity and are hungry for the Gospel. There are still many more Hmong Daw needing to be reached in more remote areas!
Hmong Daw At a Glance
Population: 1.1 million
Language: Hmong Daw
Main Religion: Christianity
Has there ever been a time in your life where God has “rescued” you? Maybe you were suffering from an addiction and God saved you. Maybe a car accident was avoided at the very last moment. Or, maybe you were just having a day when you were feeling spiritually low and a prayer restored you. Think about how God loves and saves us every day!
- Pray that all Hmong people will hear the Word of God and accept Christ!
- Pray for the continued spiritual revival for the Hmong Daw!
- Pray for those Hmong that have not heard the Word of the Lord yet. Pray that they will hear, and will eventually become disciples for Christ!
“And he said, ‘O man greatly loved, fear not, peace be with you; be strong and of good courage.’ And as he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, ‘Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.’ ”—Daniel 10:19