The Oroqen Mongolians are spread over a vast mountain range area in northeast Inner Mongolia. Rampant disease and violence decimated the number of Oroqen people in the 20th century. For generations they have lived in tents covered by tree bark in the summer and deer skins in the winter. They are excellent hunters and fishermen, and some raise reindeer.
Shamanism has a hold on their lives. Their tendency towards drunkenness and violence have hampered evangelism efforts.
They do have a high literacy rate, so they can be reached with printed materials; however, they have no scripture. They need a Gospel to be translated for them to learn about Jesus.
"Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?" Exodus 15:11
Pray that today’s people group will understand that glory, holiness and power come only from our Lord and king.
There are only 30 known Christian believers. These few need to be led by the Holy Spirit to share their good news with family members and neighbors. Pray for spiritual hunger that would lead Oroqen people to Jesus Christ. Pray for a church planting movement to grow in this remote region. Pray for at least one Gospel of the New Testament to be translated into their language and widely distributed.
|Primary Religion||Ethnic Religions|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|