Hani – Weekly Inspiring Image

29 Nov 2015

You’d be for­given for think­ing that this im­age, em­bell­ished with an em­broi­dered vest and dry­ing corn, de­picts a scene in South Amer­ica. In fact, this man be­longs to the Hani peo­ple who live in south­ern China near the bor­der with Viet Nam. Ap­prox­i­mately 750 thou­sand peo­ple be­long to the Hani lan­guage com­mu­nity, which is con­sid­ered a mi­nor­ity in the vast na­tion of China. Since they speak a lan­guage to­tally dif­fer­ent to Chi­nese, the lit­er­acy rate is low and they have no Scrip­tures avail­able to them. The Chi­nese gov­ern­ment has rec­og­nized that the Hani have the low­est qual­ity of life of all the of­fi­cial Chi­nese mi­nor­ity groups. Please pray for the Hani peo­ple to have ac­cess to God’s message.

Photo: Marc Ewell | Words: El­yse Patten