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Jino of China
Because the Jinuos have never had a written script, their history is uncertain. Marriages between siblings were common in the past. Today, marriages between cousins are still permitted in some villages. The Jinuos also allow courtship and premarital sex, attaching no shame to illegitimate children. Jinuo customs include piercing and decorating their earlobes, teeth painting, and wearing pointed bonnets. They are animists, and also worship Kong Mine, a Chinese war hero who lived in the 2nd century AD.
With no written script available in their language, Scripture is not available in written form.
Oral means of communicating the good news about Christ must be used. Gospel recordings and films will be useful.
There are a handful of Christian believers among the Jino. Pray they will be properly instructed in the faith, and will grow to become mature believers. Pray they will be salt and light to their own people.
Pray the Jino community will be able to care for their families adequately, for good health care and employment opportunities.
"Through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations." Romans 1:5