Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed.
Hudson, Taylor, missionary to China in the 1800’s
People Groups: It is difficult to estimate exactly how many people groups are in the world today but our best guess, calculated by the Joshua Project, is 16,543 people groups. Out of these, there are 6,701 unreached – to say it another way - that is 42.1% of the world's people groups that have never heard the Good News of Jesus Christ.
This episode's UPG is: the Miao (meow) People in China.
The M-I-A-O – (pronounced Mee-ow) people have a Population: 2,680,000 – around 600 Christians.
The Miao consist of more than 21 tribes who live in the Guizhou (ooey joe) province in China.
I love this about the Miao people: Music is always at the center of their celebrations and social gatherings. So, you know what! We can use this as a way to pray! Let’s pray that Christian musicians and worshipers would be sent to attract Miao people to Jesus through the praise of God’s people to Him!
Pray for spiritual breakthrough in their province, that the Miao would know Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
Finally, there are few to NO Christian workers among the Miao people. Pray the Lord of the harvest will thrust forth workers here.
Every year, 24,000 Miao die without Christ, most of whom have never heard the Gospel during their lifetime.
Let’s work together to change that!