pronounced: gao shong
The Western Ghao-Xong people’s high mountain lifestyle shows their longstanding values of perseverance and freedom. Fierce warriors, they fought long for their tribe’s independence. They avoided defeat by their inaccessibility and fortitude.
The Western Ghao-Xong remain resistant to outside ideas due to years of oppression, living in inaccessible mountains, and speaking a language not well known by missionaries. They also worship many spirits.
The myth of their venerated ancestors Yayi and Yanu idealizes one’s blood sacrifice for the people and the other’s leadership of the people into safety. They should be taught that Jesus not only did both, but that He led them into eternal spiritual freedom as well.
The Lord also said to Moses, “Give the following instructions to the entire community of Israel. You must be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy. Lev 19:1-2
Pray that new believers among this people group will seek holiness by allowing the Holy Spirit to transform them from the inside out.
Pray for the believers to persevere in spiritual battle for the freedom of their unbelieving neighbors from unclean spiritual forces. Pray for the Western Ghao-Xong to recognize Jesus as their true battle hero, and to gather in ceremonies of praise to Him. Pray that the gospel will be quickly translated into the Ghao-Xong mother tongue, and the hope of Jesus’s victory will spread into a movement of Christ-worshippers.
|People Name||Western Ghao-Xong|
|Language||Miao, Western Xiangxi|
|Primary Religion||Ethnic Religions|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|