The Dong love to stage bullfights. Every Dong village raises its own bull. "As the bulls lock horns and clash and strain to topple each other, the Dong cheer on their favorite beasts and toast them in fiery mao tai [whisky]." The Dong are a highly animistic people who worship a host of demons and gods. They make annual offerings to the spirits of their village, homes, and crops. Ancestral altars are also found in the main room of most homes.
Knowing and resting in Christ requires faith, and may be especially difficult for people long bound by fear of spirits.
Pray for the Lord to raise up a strong disciple making movement to saturate the hearts and minds of this people group.
"In that day the people will proclaim, “This is our God! We trusted in Him, and he saved us! This is the Lord, in whom we trusted. Let us rejoice in the salvation He brings!”" Isaiah 25:9
Pray that many from this people group learn to trust in the Lord’s salvation and rejoice in Him.
The China Inland Mission commenced work among the Dong around 1910. In the 1930s missionaries from Liuzhou in Guangxi traveled to northern Guangxi and won 80 Southern Dong to Christ near Fuluh Township. In 1998 one ministry led several of this group to Christ. They returned to their village and started a house fellowship of 40 people. Pray for the growth of these believers, in maturity and in numbers. Pray the Southern Dong will be delivered from the fear of spirits.
|People Name||Southern Dong|
|Primary Religion||Ethnic Religions|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|