The Dungan originated in the Kansu and Shensi provinces of northwestern China. They are a mixture of Chinese, Muslim and Russian cultures. They are a proud, hospitable, nationalistic and conservative people. Although they have completely cut their ties to China, they refer to themselves as Hui-Zu or "Chinese Muslims." The Dungan are famous for their hospitality and hold many ceremonies and banquets to preserve their former culture. The older people strictly observe Islamic law, but the younger Dungan are somewhat unconcerned about religion.
Workers should be prepared for spiritual opposition, which can be predicted whenever the name of Jesus is held high.
The Jesus film and portions of Scripture are available in the Dungan language. Workers are needed to carry these resources to the people.
"Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day." Psalm 96:1-2
Let many from today’s people group sing a new song of praise to the Lord.
Pray for the few followers of Christ among the Dungan, that they would fellowship together and hear the call to share the gospel with their neighbors. Pray for peace in Kyrgyzstan, and for a stable, effective and just government.
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|