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San Diu People Group

“San Diu Boy”

“San Diu Boy” 2012, by Unknown *

Country:  Vietnam

History:  The San Diu people are probably related to the Han people of China.  They are one of the larger groups of Vietnam’s tribal people groups.  They immigrated to the mountains of Vietnam in the 1600s

Their Lives:  They are rice farmers and fishermen and also breed fish.  They make tiles and bricks.  They practice blacksmithing and basket making. The San Diu also manufacture the no-wheel "quet" cart drawn by a buffalo to transport goods.

The husband is the head of the family. The children take the father’s family name and only the son can inherit.  The parents decide when their children should marry.

They worship their ancestors and also the god of the kitchen, the genie of the earth and the goddess of childbirth. 

Population:  143,000

Location:  They are located in the north highland regions

Language:  Lu Mien

Religion:  Ethnic religions

Christian %:  0.5 % adherent and 0.34 % evangelical

Scriptures:  They have the complete Bible.  The Jesus film and other resources are available

Missionaries:  Church planting has been initiated within the last two years.

Prayer Points:

  • Pray that missionaries will be able to go to these people and take the Good News to them.

  • Pray for the Lord to prepare the hearts of the San Diu to receive Him.

  • Pray that the Lord will reveal himself to these people.

  • Pray that an indigenous San Diu church will be planted in Vietnam.

* Image License: Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

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"In a nutshell" as they say, SEAMIST works in South East Asia!  We plant churches in South East Asia.  We try to focus all our efforts and resources on reaching the least reached peoples in South East Asia.

What does "least reached" mean?  It simply means the people groups that have few or no workers reaching out to them, few or no churches or believers in Jesus Christ.  These would be the most needy of all people in the world!

Our workers are trained to use contextual methods to share the good news.  We just want everyone to know about Jesus!  Our goal is always to leave behind a New Testament church. 

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