The Hpon Phun people are not well known outside of their Myanmar homeland. At this point in time, they do not have the chance to be reached with the gospel, partly because they live in a closed country.
The Hpon Phun people live only in northern Myanmar.
Like other people groups in this region, the Hpon Phun people earn a meager living by farming rice and vegetables. Their meat supply comes from their livestock and by fishing. There are related Phun peoples who raise silkworms.
The Hpon Phun people are animistic, meaning that they are at the mercy of the spirit world. They make offerings to the spirits in hopes of being blessed with abundant harvests and healthy family members. Neglecting the spirits will result in curses in these areas.
The Hpon Phun people need to be released from fear of wicked spirits.
* Pray for spiritual openness among the Hpon Phun people of Myanmar.
* Pray for dreams and visions for Hpon Phun leaders that will give them the willingness to encourage believers to reach their tribe.
* Pray for the Hpon Phun people to have the chance to hear the gospel in a culturally appropriate way.
* Pray for a disciple making movement among this people group to transform their communities in Myanmar.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Phun|
|People Name in Country||Phun, Hpon|
|Population in Myanmar (Burma)||1,600|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Hpon, Phon, Samong|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||24 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Kachin State, Bhamo district, upper Ayeyarwady gorges. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Burmese (1,600 speakers)|
|Language Code||mya Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|Other People Groups||Speaking Burmese|
Primary Language: Burmese
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1832-1987)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Amazon||National Bible Societies|
|Forum of Bible Agencies||World Bible Finder|
|Gospel Go||World Bibles|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||A Greater Love (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Burmese|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video|
|Film / Video||To the Golden City (Indigitube.tv)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Common Language Bible|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Judson Bible|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bibles, Bible League|
|Text / Printed Matter||Father's Love Letter|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.40 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|