Because they are primarily engaged in agriculture, the Zhuang are also locally known as the T'u or "People of the Soil." Their homes are usually built on stilts. A newly married woman stays with her parents until after the birth of the first child. Only then does she go to live with her husband in his village. The Zhuang are a highly animistc people. They are careful not to offend the spirit world that surrounds them. They believe in the spirits of the water, forest, mountain, village, etc.
The Yongnan are said to fear offending the spirits. To follow Christ means almost certainly to offend the spirits.
Christians need to be genuinely concerned for the material needs of the Yongnan people, as well as for their spiritual needs.
Pray that the few followers of Jesus among the Yongnan people will have resources made available to help them grow in Christ. They need teachers, and they need films, recordings, and scriptural story tellers.
Pray that Christian workers will be sent to the Yongnan people, to teach them the ways of Christ.
"How then shall they call upon Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent?" Romans 10:14-15
|People Name||Zhuang, Yongnan|
|Primary Religion||Ethnic Religions|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|