There are only 200 En people in Vietnam, and they are likely to be merged with other people groups in the coming decades.
The En people live in the northern tip of Vietnam near the Chinese border.
The En people live like most of the other tribal peoples of northern Vietnam. They grow rice, vegetables, and tend livestock. But unlike the others, they have little chance of remaining a separate people group.
The En people practice an ethnic religion, which is often a blend of animism and ancestor worship. Animism includes the belief that forces and aspects of nature (wind, rivers, trees, earth) are attached to spirits or supernatural beings. They believe these spirits help them find or grow food, cure illness and avert danger. Through sacrifice and ritual, the worshipper tries to manipulate the spirit into helping him.
As this people group is merged with others around them, they are likely to feel a sense of loss and low esteem. They need to put their identity in the King of Kings who rules the universe.
Ask God to strengthen, encourage, and protect the small number of En believers. Pray that they will be salt and light to their neighbors.
Ask the Lord of the harvest to send Christian medical workers to labor among the En people.
Ask the Lord to bring forth a triumphant En church so that He will be worshipped among this tiny people group.
Scripture Prayers for the En in Vietnam.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||En|
|People Name in Country||En|
|Population this Country||300|
|Population all Countries||300|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Persecution Rank||25 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Cao Bang province, Ho Quang district, Noi Thon village, 20 km east of Ho Quang city. Source: Ethnologue 2016|