She of China

Music is important to the She: "They sing in the fields, as well as on special festival occasions." When a guest comes to their village they are asked to sing songs. Most She spend their days tending to rice fields on their hilly land which also yields cotton, tea, and grain. When visiting a She home, visitors must place their umbrella outside the door; placing the umbrella inside is a way of announcing a death. The main religious adherence among the She is Daoism, mixed with ancestor worship. The She share the Yao belief in Pan Hu, the dog-king they believe was the forefather of their race. Although there are scattered Christian communities among the Chinese who live near them, the Gospel has never taken root among the She.

Ministry Obstacles
The She may have observed the practice of Christianity in neighboring peoples and found it unattractive. Nominal Christianity has that effect.

Outreach Ideas
Perhaps workers will be sent to the She people who can communicate the Gospel of Christ using oral means as well as written means. They have a tradition of valuing oral communication.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the few She who identify themselves as Christians. Pray they will hunger to know Christ as their Lord, the One who provides not only eternal life, but power to live this life with fruitfulness.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for a growing discontent with their current religion for the She. Pray they will be given the gift of discontent with a religion that does not provide forgiveness of sin and access to the creator God.

Scripture Focus
"Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed" Acts 17:30-31




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