The Hani are a needy and poverty-stricken people. The central government ranked them lowest of China's official minorities in a quality of life index. They have three major religious clergymen. The Zuima directs all religious activities. The Beima perform magic rites and exorcisms. Male and female Nima make predictions and administer medicinal herbs. The Hani have been one of the most Gospel-neglected of China's minorities. The few efforts to evangelize them have been met with resistance.
There are few resources (Scripture, Gospel films, etc.) available to help communicate the good news of Christ to the Hani people.
Christians can minister to the physical and material needs of the Hani, while also recounting stories from Scripture.
Pray for the few Hani believers to become effective and fruitful in sowing God's Word among their own families and communities to fuel a movement of God's blessings spreading from household to household. Pray they will be accurately taught the truths of Scripture, and will be zealous to grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Pray they will be without any kind of impurity, or greed.
Pray for the needy Hani people to be able to improve their living conditions, for employment and for schooling for the children.
"He will have compassion on the poor and needy, And the lives of the needy He will save." Psalm 72:13