The Buriats claim to be descended from either a grey bull or a white swan; therefore, their folk culture features dancers imitating swans and other animals. They share many common traits and customs with Mongols.
They are Buddhist, though the shaman is a highly regarded member in their culture. Of late, a relatively new religion called Burkanism has emerged among them, and many young Buriats are atheist. In sum, they have a number of spiritual directions that take them away from the only Savior.
Pray for a major gospel outreach in Inner Mongolia this decade. Ask God to send loving, bold ambassadors of Christ to the Buriats and other peoples in this region.
"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them." Genesis 1:27
Pray that this people group will realize that they were meant to be in God’s image, and they need to change their ways to get back to Him.
Ask God to help the Buriats find their identity in him. May believers become effective in sharing and discussing Bible stories with their own and other families. There are around 100 believers, but they do not own any Scriptures. There was a Bible in Buriat, but it is now considered archaic, so a new translation is in process. Pray for translation efforts.
|People Name||Chinese Buriat|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|