The main center for the Northern Hmu is the city of Kaili. The Chinese people have despised the Hmu people for centuries, and have called them "men-dogs." When a Hmu dies, a shaman "opens the road" by giving directions to enable the soul of the deceased to reach heaven after a long journey. The Gospel of Christ has never taken root among the Northern Hmu. In 1898 missionary W. S. Fleming and the first Hmu convert, Pan Xiushan, were murdered. 32 Christian inquirers were seized and beheaded.
In the past the Northern Hmu have strongly resisted the good news of Christ. Probably they did not understand it well. This history of resistance may linger today.
Christian workers can tell stories from Scripture to these people, and use videos and recordings as well.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to work powerfully through those ministering to the Hmu people. There are some followers of Jesus among the Northern Hmu people. Pray they will be nourished by the Lord's Spirit, and will faithfully fellowship together. Pray they will have nothing to do with the deeds of darkness, living as children of light.
Pray the Lord will prepare the hearts of the Northern Hmu to receive the good news of Christ when it comes. Pray they will be given understanding.
"Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised." 1 Chronicles 16:24-25
|People Name||Hmu, Northern|
|Language||Miao, Northern Qiandong|
|Primary Religion||Ethnic Religions|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|