Reindeer are friends and "ships of the forest" for the Ewenki people. They raise reindeer and are the last hunting tribe in some of China's harshest lands. They live nomadically in easily transportable yurts.
The Ewenki worship their ancestors, and some still even worship bears. Their shamans are their leaders, and many are Buddhists.
Pray that missionaries would be able to make contact with them in appropriate ways, despite the Ewenkis' on-the-go lifestyle. May entire yurts of families come to Christ, who said, "Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head."
"And he brought him outside and said, Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them. Then he said to him, So shall your offspring be. And he believed the Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness." Genesis 15:5-6
Pray that members of today’s people group will understand that they can become part of God’s holy family and experience His goodness.
Pray that the Holy Spirit would anoint Ewenki believers to spread his fame. Pray for economic survival for the Ewenki, as the reindeer population is dwindling. Portions of the Bible are available in the Ewenki language. Pray that these would be put to culturally appropriate music and shared in Ewenki settlements.
|People Name||Solon Evenki|
|Primary Religion||Ethnic Religions|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|