The Dong consist of two different groups in China. The northern Dong, with a population of nearly 1.5 million, have assimilated into the broader Chinese culture. The southern Dong, on the other hand, number more than 2.3 million and have retained their cultural and ethnic identities.
Only a few hundred Christians exist among both branches of the Dong, each of which primarily practices ethnic religions. These religions include the worship of many gods, spirits and ancestors.
— Because the northern Dong have been assimilated into more modern Chinese culture, efforts to reach them via Chinese-language media could be successful. Pray that these efforts would continue and reap a harvest among the Dong.
“You were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient. All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of flesh and senses, and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else. But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ.” (Ephesians 2:1-5, NRSV)