The Durbet, like other Mongols, are known for their love of fine horses and horse racing. Many of the Durbet live as nomads, and their lifestyle is one of seasonal migrations. Their dwellings are portable tents called gers or yurts, made of felt on lattice frames. Some have become settled farmers. Oral historic poetry is an important part of Durbet culture. It is traditionally recited by a poet, accompanied by a two-stringed lute called a dombr. The Durbet were traditionally animists and shamanists, but in the late 1500s they adopted Tibetan Buddhism.
Spiritual opposition is to be expected whenever the name of Jesus is exalted. Pray that workers will be prepared for this.
The Lord is building his church in Mongolia. Pray some of these new believers will be burdened to take the good news of Jesus to the Durbet people.
Pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself from the Durbet tribe, that they will be zealous to know and follow Jesus.
Medical facilities among the Durbet are inadequate. Limited water supply, poor hygiene, deficient diet, and alcoholism are all common problems.
"And those who lead many to righteousness [will shine] like the stars for ever and ever." Daniel 12:3
|People Name||Durbet, Dorwoten|
|Primary Religion||Ethnic Religions|
|Online Audio NT||Yes|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|