Dong, Southern of China

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Dong, Southern of China

The Dong love to stage bullfights. Every Dong village raises its own bull. "As the bulls lock horns and clash and strain to topple each other, the Dong cheer on their favorite beasts and toast them in fiery mao tai [whisky]." The Dong are a highly animistic people who worship a host of demons and gods. They make annual offerings to the spirits of their village, homes, and crops. Ancestral altars are also found in the main room of most homes.

Ministry Obstacles

Knowing and resting in Christ requires faith, and may be especially difficult for people long bound by fear of spirits.

Outreach Ideas

Perhaps the current followers of Christ among this people will become strong enough to carry the good news of Jesus to all the Dong community. Pray for this.

Pray for the followers of Christ

The China Inland Mission commenced work among the Dong around 1910. In the 1930s missionaries from Liuzhou in Guangxi traveled to northern Guangxi and won 80 Southern Dong to Christ near Fuluh Township. In 1998 one ministry led several of this group to Christ. They returned to their village and started a house fellowship of 40 people. Pray for the growth of these believers, in maturity and in numbers.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray the Southern Dong will be delivered from the fear of spirits.

Scripture Focus

"The people who walk in darkness, will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them." Isaiah 9:2

People Name: Dong, Southern
Country: China
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,219,000
World Population: 1,219,000
Language: Dong, Southern
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Bible: New Testament
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image