Daily Topic for July 24, 2016
Pray that the Jinghong Nasu people will boast in the Lord!
The Jinghong Nasu people live in southern Yunnan Province close to Laos. They are also known as the beautiful feet Yi. Their mythologies say that their origin began when three drops of blood from a beautiful eagle fell upon a maiden weaving under a tree. She became pregnant, and thus the Jinghong Nasu people were born. Their numbers, 23,000, are quite small compared with other Nasu groups.
There are sub-groups of the Nasu. Unlike the Eastern Nasu people we prayed for yesterday, 84 percent of the Jinghong Nasu have never heard of Jesus, so they are a largely unengaged and unevangelized Nasu group. Although the Jinghong Nasu do not have the historical impact of missionary evangelization that is the case with certain other Nasu groups, there are reports of a small number having become Christians in recent years in both Jinghong and Menghai counties. Some may be members of the large Three-Self congregation in Jinghong City where about 1,000 people worship.
Ask God to bless the Three-Self congregation and to give them a vision to reach every Yi ethnic group. May God anoint special Jinghong missionaries to reach their group with the gospel message.