In the early days of the Chinese Republic, the Nosu were "troublesome" to Chinese troops, largely because of their habit of enslaving members of other people groups. With their heritage of aggression and violence, the Butuo Nosu lived in homes and villages protected by high fences to protect themselves from other tribes. The violence was never-ending until the Chinese took control.
The Butuo Nosu believe in many gods. They worship various mountain deities and spirits of war, harvests and rivers. They revere and worship their ancestors. It is unclear whether there are gospel materials in the language of this people group.
A largely unreached people group, the Butuo Nosu have reported a few hundred elderly Catholics among them. Farther north, 12,000 believers live among the Nosu (the larger ethnic group of which the Butuo Nosu are a distinct language group), but it is not apparent if they have had any impact on the Butuo Nosu.
"In that day the root of Jesse, who shall stand as a signal for the peoples—of him shall the nations inquire, and his resting place shall be glorious." Isaiah 11:10
Pray that today’s people group will soon allow Jesus Christ, the son of David, to be their banner of salvation.
Pray for faithful, Holy Spirit-empowered harvesters from other people groups to go the the Butuo Nosu. Pray for the Butuo Nosu to hunger for the spiritual peace that only God offers and to surrender to the ways of Christ. Pray for a movement to Christ among them.
|People Name||Butuo Nosu|
|Primary Religion||Ethnic Religions|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|