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.
Please pray that missionaries will 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."
"Then the Lord took Abram outside and said to him, “Look up into the sky and count the stars if you can. That’s how many descendants you will have!” And Abram believed the Lord, and the Lord counted him as righteous because of his faith." 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 will 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 will 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%|