Oroqen in China

Unreached of the Day  1/06/2021

Oroqen in China

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.

Ministry Obstacles

Shamanism has a hold on their lives. Their tendency towards drunkenness and violence have hampered evangelism efforts.

Outreach Ideas

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.

Scripture Focus

"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

Scripture Prayer

Pray that today’s people group will understand that glory, holiness and power come only from our Lord and king.

Prayer Focus

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.



People Name Oroqen
PronunciationARA-ken
Country China
10/40 Window Yes
Population 11,000
World Population 11,000
Language Evenki
Primary Religion Ethnic Religions
Bible Portions
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film No
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image