The Hui are the third largest minority in Northern Asia. They are dispersed throughout all of Northern Asia. As they assimilated into society, the Hui lost many of their original ethnic distinctions. Only their clothing, diet and religion give them a unique identity. The Hui practice Islam. The approximately 14.5 million Hui in Northern Asia enjoy many privileges. They receive government subsidies for certain items. Their population has increased through migration, intermarriage, and adoption.
Engagement // What’s Happening Now
There are very few believers throughout the Hui. The Hui are considered the largest ethnic minority without a single known Christian fellowship group. Christians began to build relationships with the Hui around 1885. A few years ago, a team was able to successfully hand out 35,000 gospel tracts and cassette tapes to the Hui.
Sustainability // The Bigger Story
Reaching the Hui has proven to be an arduous task but not impossible. A Han Christian faith community was recently established near many Hui but few have shown the desire to reach the Hui.
Partnership // Move Beyond
Please spend a few minutes in prayer for:
- A strong sense of Muslim identity makes the Hui resistant to Christianity. Pray that the Holy Spirit would move in the hearts of this people group and those called to reach them.
- Many Han believers are resistant to the idea of sharing with the Hui. Pray for the Han to be burdened to befriend the Hui in their communities.
- Workers are needed greatly in Northern Asia. Groups of Hui live in 97% of the provinces of Northern Asia, yet they are culturally and socially without access to the gospel.