The Jiasou people live in a mountainous region of south central China near the border with Vietnam. The Chinese government has classified them as a sub-group of the Yi nationality. Since 1949, the government’s policy has been to incorporate indigenous peoples like the Jiasou into the Han majority language and culture. Due to their isolation, the Jiasou have been able to hang on to their primary language of Sani and their distinct traditions. Few have heard the claims of Jesus Christ.
The Jiasou religion of animism and ancestor veneration is deeply ingrained in their society. They live in an area that is not easily accessible. There are no Christian resources available in Sani except for some audio recordings.
Han Chinese believers can go to the Jiasou and establish businesses with them. They can help bring modern medicine and help establish schools among the Jiasou.
"Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel." Mark 1:14-15
Pray that this people groups to get the opportunity to hear a clear presentation of the good news. Pray for God’s Spirit to move them to repent and believe in Christ.
Pray that the Bible and other resources would be translated into the Sani language. Ask the Lord to send loving, Spirit-filled workers to the Jiasou. Pray that each Jiasou person would have the opportunity to hear the gospel in an understandable way.
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