The Hmong people are found throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. They have their own culture and traditional beliefs which make 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 they have greater opportunities.
All of the Hmong in the world share the same traditional beliefs – Animism. They believe that everything has a spirit. Some of the spirits are good and some are evil. They call on the good spirits and the spirits of their deceased ancestors 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 are living 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.
Lent (Latin: Quadragesima) is a solemn observance in the liturgical year of many Christian denominations, lasting for a period of approximately six weeks leading up to Easter Sunday. In the general Latin-rite and most Western denominations. Lent is taken to run from Ash Wednesday to Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday) morning or to Easter Eve.
The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer— through prayer, penance,
repentance, almsgiving, and self-denial. Its institutional purpose is heightened in the annual commemoration of Holy Week, marking the death and resurrection of Jesus, which recalls the events of the the Bible when Jesus is crucified on Good Friday, which then culminates in the celebration on Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Lent is traditionally described as lasting for forty days, in commemoration of the forty days which, according to the Gospels of Matthew,Mark and Luke, Jesus spent fasting in the desert before the beginning of his public ministry, where he endured temptation by the Devil. However, different Christian denominations calculate the forty days of Lent differently. In most Western traditions the Sundays are not counted as part of Lent; thus the period from Ash Wednesday until Easter consists of 40 days when the Sundays are excluded. However in the Roman Catholic Church Lent is now taken to end on Holy Thursday rather than Easter Eve, and hence lasts 38 days excluding Sundays, or 44 days in total.
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 Ministry, 23 ordained pastors and approximately 3,000 believers in the United States.
Hmong Mission Society
P.O. Box 198
3455 S. Van Buren Rd.
Richville, MI 48758
A Recognize Service Organization (RSO) of
The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod