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Palaung, Rumai of Myanmar (Burma)
The Palaung traditionally have practiced a mixture of Animism and Buddhism. Many associate Buddhism with a pacifistic lifestyle, but the Palaung in Myanmar have a 40-year history of armed resistance through the Palaung State Liberation Army. Some practice nat worship, nats being the spirits of inanimate objects such as rocks, mountains and rivers, as well as the spirits of deceased ancestors.
Myanmar is difficult for missionaries to enter and work freely. Also, the animistic Palaung need the Holy Spirit, not the "nats", to lead them to a knowledge of the Son of God.
Gospel radio broadcasts in the language of the Palaung would be very helpful. The Jesus film is available in their language.
Give thanks for the believers among the Palaung, even though they are few. Pray the Lord will give them the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, to know him better.
Pray the Rumai Palaung will be given a desire to know God's salvation in Jesus, and that the Lord will soon satisfy that desire.
"You purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation." Revelation 5:9
|People Name:||Palaung, Rumai|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|Christ Followers:||Few, less than 2%|