Coong in Vietnam

Unreached of the Day  6/02/2021

Coong in Vietnam

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.

Ministry Obstacles

There are no written Bible portions in the Coong language. The gospel must be presented to them in oral and visual forms.

Outreach Ideas

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.

Scripture Focus

"I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah"  Psalm 143:6

Scripture Prayer

Pray that many from today’s people group will thirst for the Lord’s presence.

Prayer Focus

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.



People Name Coong
Pronunciationkong
Country Vietnam
10/40 Window Yes
Population 2,800
World Population 2,800
Language Coong
Primary Religion Ethnic Religions
Bible Translation Needed
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film No
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image