Why do the Coong people build their homes on stilts? By doing so they prevent damage from the frequent flooding that happens during the rainy season. They live in villages along the banks of rivers in northwestern Vietnam. Agriculture is their main business along with raising animals and fishing. The Coong trade cotton, bamboo items and baskets for things they cannot make for themselves. They practice animism or folk religion. They believe that their world is dominated by evil spirits and the souls of their departed ancestors.
There are no written Bible portions in the Coong language. The gospel must be presented to them in oral and visual forms.
There are believers who live near the Coong villages. Vietnamese believers can trade with the Coong and use their relationships to share the good news of Jesus.
"I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah" Psalm 143:6
Pray that many from today’s people group will thirst for the Lord’s presence.
Pray that the Lord would soon bring many Coong villages to Christ. Pray the Lord would create a hunger for the word of God among the Coong. Pray the Coong would be rescued from their fear of evil spirits by the Lord Jesus.
|Primary Religion||Ethnic Religions|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|