The Yadu Qiang are a Tibetan Buddhist people who live approximately 800 kilometers east of the Tibetan border in Sichuan Province, China. They make their living raising sheep and selling apples. Embroidery is a favorite pastime of the women, and women have the final say in family decisions. Newly married couples live with the bride's family. Their Buddhism is mixed with folk religion and ancestor worship. Prayer flags and prayer wheels are two of the common Buddhist symbols they have borrowed from their fellow Tibetans.
At present there are no scriptural resources available in the Northern Qiang language. The Yadu Qiang live in remote mountainous areas apart from Chinese believers, so that makes them hard to reach for Christ.
Believers from a Tibetan Buddhist background can build friendships with the Yadu and help them with their farming techniques and animal husbandry. The Yadu would benefit from the introduction of modern medicine.
"For the Lord of hosts has purposed, and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back?" Isaiah 14:27
Pray that many from this people group will understand that God is sovereign, and they must obey Him alone.
Pray that any group of Yadu believers would grow in numbers and spiritual maturity. Pray that the Scriptures would become available in the Yadu's language. Pray that a movement to Christ would begin and flourish among the Yadu Qiang.
|People Name||Yadu Qiang|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|