At one time, the Hua Miao were one people, but today they represent a wide array of ethnic groups, self-names, and dress styles. This is the result of migration and scattering throughout several Chinese provinces. Apart from the many differences, the Hua Miao share a common language and practice similar main religions, including animism, polytheism, and ancestor worship.
Engagement // What’s Happening Now
There are very few believers among the Miao Hua, less than 1,000. Many of the Miao Hua will only have the opportunity to hear the gospel if they are near a group that has been evangelized. Many times even if they are near a group that has a local fellowship of believers societal, ethnic and cultural norms will hinder the spreading of the gospel from one Miao group to another.
Sustainability // The Bigger Story
An active way to be involved in reaching the Hua Miao is becoming an advocate through Priority 31: The Northern Asia Unreached Peoples Initiative. The Hua Miao is one of their Priority 31 people groups. Priority 31 seeks to bring awareness to the local church, pray for the people group, give to the ministry, and go to the people group.
Partnership // Move Beyond
Please spend a few minutes in prayer for:
- Many Hua Miao practice animism or some form of religious practice and are cognizant of spiritual forces. Pray God would miraculously reveal himself to these people.
- The dispersion of Hua Miao across China makes church-planting efforts difficult as a whole. Pray committed believers would plant churches among them in all regions.