"Tujia", means "natives", or "original inhabitants". Most Tujia are ethnically indistinguishable from the Han Chinese. Common motifs on Tujia embroidery are the bull's eye, the snake, and the white tiger. The Tujia practice exorcism ceremonies, and invoke the spirits of Fuxi and Nuwa, the first human beings according to Chinese legend. Their ceremonies include supernatural feats such as climbing ladders of sharp knives and walking on hot coals or glass.
Fear of spirits may prevent some Tujia from following Christ.
Han Chinese Christians may carry the message of Christ to the Tujia people. Pray that many will develop the desire for this. Pray for a burden and for the resources they will need.
There are some followers of Christ among this large people group. Pray they will be quick to repent of sin, living holy lives. Pray they will learn to live in the power of Christ's Spirit, demonstrating the fruit of the Spirit consistently. Pray they will be excellent witnesses for Jesus to family and friends.
Pray for the Tujia community to be fully delivered from the influence of evil spirits. Pray they will hunger to know the Holy Spirit of Christ. Pray that each individual in the Tujia community will have at least one opportunity to hear of Jesus, presented such that he or she can accurately understand.
"Now go out to the street corners and invite everyone you see." Matthew 22:9