Dariganga of Mongolia
The Dariganga love music, folk dances, chess, and sporting events. Every July, the ancient Naadam festival is celebrated throughout Mongolia. Sporting events are held in horse racing, archery, and wrestling. In the late 1500's, the Mongols were introduced to Tibetan Buddhism, and most Mongols converted to Buddhism at that time. Today, a number of Dariganga have returned to the beliefs of their forefathers. Shamans are once again called upon to cure the sick or alleviate evil spirits through divination, oracles, and astrology.
The Dariganga have a worldview very different from the Christian worldview. This is an obstacle to faith, but not an overwhelming obstacle.
Pray that Christian Mongolians of other tribes may be burdened to carry the Gospel message to the Dariganga. They are concentrated around the town of Dariganga.
Pray for the followers of Christ
The Lord is building His church in Mongolia, and exciting things are happening. Pray the followers of Jesus among the Dariganga will grow in numbers and influence among their own people.
Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Dariganga community will hunger to know the living Christ, and that many will become His zealous disciples.
"Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples." Psalm 96:3
Joshua Project is a research initiative of the U.S. Center for World Mission (USCWM) seeking to highlight the ethnic people groups of the world with the least followers of Christ. It gathers, integrates and shares people group information to encourage pioneer church-planting movements among every ethnic group and to facilitate effective coordination of mission agency efforts.