Fish swim in water, birds fly in the air, Miao live on the mountains. Today's people group, the Eastern Ghao-Xong, are one of the Miao peoples. The Eastern Ghao-Xong are the smaller but more independent of the two Ghao-Xong groups. Their villages are on the northern mountaintops where they seek privacy in the eastern part of Hunan Province.
Traditional animistic religion holds a central role in Ghao life as they worship many deities, some of whom require blood sacrifice.
Indigenously-led churches honoring their specific identifying tribal markers is key to reaching the Eastern Ghao-Xong. Their tradition of sprinkling a sacrificed pig's blood above the doorway alludes to the Passover, which represents a redemptive analogy for faith in sacrificial blood.
"Then the cloud covered the Tabernacle, and the glory of the Lord filled the Tabernacle. Moses could no longer enter the Tabernacle because the cloud had settled down over it, and the glory of the Lord filled the Tabernacle." Exodus 40:34-35
Pray for many from this people group to experience the glory of the Lord and allow Him to transform them forever.
Pray that the believers among the Ghao-Xong will form multiplying fellowships that will reveal the loving power of Christ to their unreached neighbors. Pray for the spiritual eyes of the Eastern Ghao-Xong to be opened to see the power and authority of the Holy Spirit above their traditional spirits.
|People Name||Eastern Ghao-Xong|
|Language||Miao, Eastern Xiangxi|
|Primary Religion||Ethnic Religions|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|