The Gelao are one of the 55 officially recognized minority peoples in China. They
are widely dispersed, primarily in Guizhou province. Their language is related to
the Tai language family.
• The Gelao language is considered threatened as more and more Gelao young people
become Chinese speakers. Pray that the translation of the Scriptures might bring
about a revival of the Gelao language, and might be the catalyst for a movement to
Christ among them.
• The Gelao have a low literacy rate of just 43%. Pray that Christian literacy
workers might be raised up to address this need, as well as other education and
• The Gelao are one of the largest unreached minority groups in China without any
missionary work. It is not known if there are any believers among them. Pray for
a team of surveyors to research the best way for gospel engagement.
Heavenly Father, may the love you have for the Gelao compel your people to bring
them the good news of salvation. May those whom you have called to live among them
be sent forth through the power of your Spirit.