Day 13. Hui in China (HWAY)



Language :

Chinese, Mandarin



Jesus followers:
Workers Needed:
275 (1 worker/50000)

The ancestors of today’s Hui people group are a combination of Arab, Persian, Mongol and Chinese peoples. In the seventh century, Arab and Persian merchants traveled to China in search of riches. In the thirteenth century the mobile armies of the Mongols conquered parts of Central Asia and China. These ancestors of the Hui were expected to settle down at various locations to farm while being ready to fight.

The Hui spread throughout China, becoming artisans, scholars, officials, and religious leaders. They are the largest and most widespread of China’s Muslim peoples. Remarkably, they live in nearly all of China’s 2,369 counties and municipalities. They are known for their business acumen.

Thousands of mosques throughout China are regularly attended by the Hui who are almost all Sunni Muslims. Although some of their practices are different from other Muslims, to be Muslim has been central to their identity for centuries. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has harshly persecuted Uyghurs Muslims but as yet has not done the same to Hui Muslims. The Hui speak standard Chinese with some words or phrases adopted from Arabic or Persian.

Prayers for the families of the Hui of China:

Lord, open the doors for creative outreach in Hui communities, so they become part of God’s family and enjoy his blessings. Send believers to live among the Hui, sharing Jesus’ love with them so they become disciples who make disciples.

Lord, send Your Spirit upon the Hui people, convicting them of sin, righteousness and judgment. Put a strong desire for Jesus within them, so they hear His voice and joyfully receive His Word.

Lord, cause many families to see that Jesus is for Muslims too, spreading the news from city to city.  Bless the families of our Hui brothers and sisters, and protect them from persecution.

God’s promise for the Hui in His Heavenly Kingdom: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches.” (Mt. 13:31-32)

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