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Angku of China
The Angku were originally part of a large Austro-Asiatic group that occupied much of Yunnan before the Dai and Yi people arrived. "They were driven out of their habitats by the invaders, dispersed and split into the isolated groups they are today." Most Angku women are fond of chewing betel nut which blackens their teeth and gums. Stained teeth are considered a mark of beauty among Angku women. Since the betel juice only stains temporarily, some women use black dye to artificially stain their teeth. The Angku are staunch followers of Theravada Buddhism. Angku life revolves around the local temple.
The worldview of the Buddhist is quite different than the worldview of Scripture.
Perhaps Chinese believers will be burdened to carry the Gospel of Christ to this Buddhist community. Pray for this.
There likely are no followers of Christ among the Angku community at present, but pray for those that will soon emerge. Pray they will be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Pray for Scripture availability.
Pray the Angku people will be made aware of their need for a Savior and forgiveness of sin. Pray they will understand and believe that Jesus is that Savior.
"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance." Psalm 33:12