Missions, The Persecuted Church Across the World

The Northern Hmu in China – April 17th

Joshua Project, April 15th, 2024

Chinese people have despised the Hmu people for centuries and called them “men-dogs.” When a Hmu person dies, a shaman “opens the road” by giving directions to enable the soul of the deceased to reach heaven after a long journey. In 1898, missionary W. S. Fleming and the first Hmu convert, Pan Xiushan, were murdered and Christian inquirers were beheaded. Today the main centre for the Northern Hmu people is Kaili City.   

Northern Hmu have strongly resisted the good news of Christ and this resistance may linger today. Ethnic religious practices, ruled by fear, legends and superstition are strongholds that must be pulled down before truth of the gospel can take hold.

The Hmu New Testament was completed in 2018 and audio Bible resources are available in their language.

Pray for many from today’s people to know that they must have no other God but the Lord.

Pray that the followers of Jesus among the Northern Hmu people would be nourished by the Holy Spirit and would fellowship together. Pray they would have nothing to do with the deeds of darkness, living as children of light. Pray that these disciples would make disciples who will plant churches among Hmu people, spreading and growing deep roots. Pray for the Holy Spirit to work powerfully through those ministering to Hmu people. Pray they would be given spiritual understanding.