Kucong in Vietnam

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Kucong
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People Name: Kucong
Country: Vietnam
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 7,900
World Population: 51,900
Primary Language: Kucong
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Christian Adherents: 2.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Translation Needed
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Tibeto-Burman, other
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction

The Kucong language is a language of Vietnam, but most of the Kucong people live in China. The Kucong have lived in dire poverty for generations. "Their lives were primitive, like wild animals, until they were discovered in the virgin jungles by their civilized compatriots about twenty years ago, when they were on the verge of extinction." In 1799 they experienced a major military defeat and began to collapse as a tribe. This defeat caused them to flee into the mountains, and from that point on they fragmented as a people and many died. The Kucong have been hated and oppressed by all other Lahu peoples. They are primarily Theravada Buddhists, in contrast to the majority of Lahu who are either animists or Christians.

Ministry Obstacles

There is no scripture reported to be available in the Kucong language, or other resources such as gospel recordings.

Outreach Ideas

Pray the few followers of Jesus among the Kucong people will become spiritually mature and grow in numbers such that they can carry the gospel effectively to all of their tribe.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

A missionary named H. A. Baker left a spiritual legacy at a Kucong village called Stony Stockade in an untraversed mountain ridge in Mojiang County, China. "The whole village of 29 households was converted after hearing Baker's fiery preaching, and they have earnestly adhered to the faith until this day." Please pray for believers remaining today from this missionary's labors.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray for improved conditions for these oppressed people, in both China and Vietnam. Pray for friendly relations with neighboring peoples, and for better employment and educational opportunities.

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