This is day 21 of 32. Throughout April, we will be posting daily. We invite you to learn about Chinese Muslims and pray with us for God’s glory to be made known among them. If you would like to read other posts in this series, you can find them here.
“Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (Matthew 9:38 ESV)
Many Dongxiang live in the mountains. Most live as farmers, working the soil with their own hands rather than using large equipment. For city dwellers, confined to the cement jungle most of the time, a walk through green fields and fresh air is relaxing and refreshing. But for those who work the land day after day, it’s a hard life. Families normally produce just enough to survive. Many children do not receive an education, as they are needed by the family to work. Though the people of the mountains are often disregarded and devalued by much of society, our Father loves them!
- Pray that our God will claim the people of the mountains for Himself and will turn them into harvesters of men.
Did You Know? Most Dongxiang are farmers whose main crops are potatoes, barley, millet, wheat and corn. Many also raise livestock, particularly sheep. The Dongxiang are known for making elaborate rugs and growing their “three treasures” – apricots, melons and other fruits.