The Luoluopo of Northern Asia are from the southern region of Northern Asia. They are considered a part of the Yi people even though they themselves have never thought of themselves as Yi. They are divided into three subgroups which are each defined by their differences in language. Luoluopo culture does not see a problem with youth engaging in pre-marital sex. In many of the villages a “flower house” is opened after dark for youth to meet. Monogamy is only important once the couple has had their first child. The Luoluopo believe they are descended from tigers. They celebrate many religious festivals throughout the year. At these festivals they publicly perform rituals that involve making sacrifices to gods, both to ensure a fruitful harvest and to entreat the gods to bless each home in the community.
Engagement // What’s Happening Now
There are very few Christians among the Luolupo. Those who are followers of Jesus usually try to attend church in the city if they can understand Mandarin. Global workers are needed among the Luoluopo to share the good news of Jesus with them.
Sustainability // The Bigger Story
The majority of the Luoluopo people have never heard the gospel. Priority 31 is a movement that partners with believers to pray specifically for unreached people in Northern Asia. Consider committing to pray for the Luoluopo daily by visiting the Priority 31.
Partnership // Move Beyond
Please spend a few minutes in prayer for:
- Pray that the Luoluopo would be receptive to the gospel and turn to Christ as a result of missionaries’ efforts.
- Pray that a church planting movement would begin among each Luoluopo subgroup and that every community would have access to Christian resources in their language.
- Pray for a harvest among the Luoluopo and an increased sense of mission among the few Christians living in Yunnan province.