The Kim Mun believe that when bad people die they go to a terrible place, their perception of hell - a thick, dark forest with no villages or clearings. It is believed that good people will go to one of several levels of heaven, depending on how much care their eldest son gives the spirit of his dead parent. The Kim Mun worship their ancestors by sacrificing pigs three times each year to honor them.
Scripture is not available in the language of the Kim Mun, although Gospel recordings are available. Pray for workers.
Some of the more heavily Christianized groups in Vietnam, such as the Roglai, may be able to take the Gospel message to the Kim Mun.
There are a few believers among the Kim Mun. Pray they will become well grounded in the faith, sure of their relationship with Christ, growing in righteousness.
Pray these animistic people will increasingly hunger to know forgiveness for their sins, found only through the finished work of Jesus Christ.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Kim Mun|
|People Name in Country||Kim Mun|
|Population in Vietnam||209,000|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||4|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Alternate Names||Asian Yao, Dao, Highland Yao, Kem Mun, Lan Dian, Lanten, Lantien, Lenten, Lowland Yao|
|Persecution Rank||18 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Bac Giang, Ha Giang, Lao Cai, Quang Ninh, Tuyen Quang, and Yen Bai provinces. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Kim Mun (209,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||mji Ethnologue Listing|
|Other People Groups||Speaking Kim Mun|
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|