Han Chinese, Hakka of China

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Han Chinese, Hakka of China

Rev. T. H. Hamburg and Rudolf Lechler were the first missionaries sent out by the Basel Mission. They arrived in China in 1846 to commence work among the Hakka. They experienced great success, and by 1922 Hakka Christians numbered 30,000. Since the advent of Communism most Hakka could accurately be described as nonreligious. Aspects of animism and shamanism are found among some of the more remote Hakka locations. In the past, many Hakka mothers killed their female babies. "Sooner than sell their daughters into slavery or concubinage, Hakka mothers prefer to kill them soon after birth."

Ministry Obstacles

The Hakka are described as largely non-religious. Pray for spiritual hunger.

Outreach Ideas

Pray that Han Chinese Christians will be faithful to carry the Gospel to the Hakka.

Pray for the followers of Christ

There are a substantial number of Christian believers among the Hakka. Pray they will grow to become mature in the faith, and also grow in numbers. Pray they in all things will grow up into him who is the Head, Christ.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray for the Hakka to increasingly be open to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, desiring to learn more. Pray for messengers.

Scripture Focus

"The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest." Matthew 9:37-38

People Name: Han Chinese, Hakka
Country: China
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 35,426,000
World Population: 42,649,000
Language: Chinese, Hakka
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Bible: Complete
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image