The Hmong people are found throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. They have their own culture and traditional beliefs, making them a unique ethnic group in the world. The Hmong population worldwide is about 12 million. Most of the people who live in China and Southeast Asia are agricultural and self-sufficient people. Most remain poor. Those who live in North America, Canada, France, and Australia have access to better education and more significant opportunities.
All of the Hmong in the world share the same traditional beliefs – Animism. They believe that everything has a spirit. Some of the spirit are good, and some are evil. They call on the good spirits and their deceased ancestors' spirits to help them in time of need. They practice shamanism and animal sacrifices. The Hmong religion has no heaven or hell; all the deceased are going to the same place where their ancestors had gone before them. Although they don't acknowledge or know it, they live under the control of the devil's evil power and influence. Their religion has no Savior to rescue them; animal sacrifices are the solution for their temporal crisis, and re-incarnation has become their quest for eternal life.
The Church Year begins with Advent. The word “advent” literally means “coming” or “arrival.” The Advent season consists of the 4 weeks (4 Sundays) before Christmas. The Advent season emphasizes the coming or arrival of Jesus into our world. During the Advent season, we speak of Jesus coming into our world at His birth, His coming into our hearts through faith, and His coming at the last day to judge the world. The mood of Advent is both one of repentance and anticipation. The Advent season is also a time of preparation as we get ready to celebrate Christmas. The Church Year begins with Advent; this is different from our calendar year, when January 1st is the beginning of a new year. One of the customs of Advent is the Advent Wreath, an arrangement of candles. One candle is lit the first Sunday of Advent; two the following Sunday, and so forth until all are lit. The candles symbolize that Jesus, the Light of the world, is coming. (John 3:17-21.) The evergreen wreath now reminded believers that our Savior God grants new and everlasting life in Jesus. The wreath was also a symbol of victory, for a garland wreath was often placed on victors in contests or conquests. So naturally, a Christian can think of the crown of life that Jesus has won for us.
THEY NEED THE GOSPEL
Most of the Hmong people in the world are not Christian. Unless they hear the Gospel, they will suffer eternal damnation in hell. God loves these people, and Jesus died for their sins. They need to hear the Gospel of Christ. With God's help, the Hmong Mission Society intends to reach out with the Gospel to all the Hmong people in the world. Hmong Mission Society is doing ministry in the United States and Asia. Will you help us bring the Gospel to these people?
LCMS HMONG MINISTRIES
1980-1990—Most of the Hmong refugees came to the United States. Very few were Lutherans.
2000—There are 18 missions, 6 ordained pastors, 6 Deacons, and approximately 1,500 believers in the United States.
2013—There are three ordained pastors, eight students, and 600 believers in Asia.
2015—There are 18 Hmong ministries, 23 ordained pastors, and approximately 3,000 believers in the United States.
Hmong Mission Society
P.O. Box 98
3455 S. Van Buren Rd.
Richville, MI 48758
A Recognized Service Organization (RSO) of
The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod