Each month, we’ll feature a Heart and Soul90 video post focusing on an unreached people group. This month, the featured people group is the Bouyei in China. The Bouyei are one of the ancient peoples of Guizhou, having inhabited the province for more than 2,000 years. Thousands of Bouyei were burned at the stake during the Nanlang Rebellion in 1797. The horrific persecution forced many Bouyei to flee into Vietnam. The Bouyei are polytheists. They also practice an ancient form of exorcism called nuo. “A family will hire a shaman to cast out demons of illness or bad fortune. Ceremonies include climbing knife ladders, walking on fire or glass, and other activities to demonstrate the power of the spirits.” A recent estimate places the number of Bouyei Christians at 24,000, but missionaries among the Bouyei claim there to be no more than 5,000. In 1985 there were nine Catholic churches in the Qianxinan Prefecture. Recently, several mission agencies have commenced church planting efforts among the Bouyei, but few converts have been won so far.
Graydon Jessup leads us in this short video about the 2.752 million Bouyei people who have not yet heard the Good News of Jesus!
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