The Bru are descendants of the great Khmer Empire, which flourished between the ninth and thirteenth centuries, and encompassed present-day Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and southern Vietnam. About 400 years ago, the Bru were pushed out of the best valley lands in northern Laos and forced southward. The word bru literally means "mountain."
Many of the Eastern Bru in Thailand live in remote rural villages where they practice wet-rice and slash-and-burn farming. Each village is self-governing. Most of the Eastern Bru practice ethnic religions that include ancestor worship. They also worship and seek to appease spirits in nature and "guardian spirits" that they believe guard them and take care of their needs.
The Bru in Thailand need upgraded farm equipment and would greatly benefit from the introduction of modern farming techniques. Mission workers willing to share the gospel and demonstrate God's love in humanitarian assistance could have a powerful kingdom impact.
"This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24
Praise the Lord that you have the privilege of praying for others to rejoice in Him.
Pray for Eastern Bru followers of Christ to disciple others who will disciple many others. Pray for a spiritual hunger among the Bru people in Thailand that will lead them into the light of Christ. Pray for workers who will go to the Bru and share the gospel in words and deeds. Pray for many Bru families to put their faith in Christ.
|People Name:||Eastern Bru|
|Online Audio NT:||Yes|