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Hmong Gospel Resources
A special welcome to all visitors of Hmong heritage! This page contains links to Bibles, stories and web sites written in Hmong which tell about Jesus and His love for the Hmong people.

Many followers of Jesus are praying that God will bless the Hmong people, and some of the links on this page have information to help them learn more about the Hmong language and culture.

Thank you for visiting. May the grace and peace of God be yours today!

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Hmong Publications About Jesus

God's Simple Plan of Salvation presents a simple one-page, Bible-based salvation tract in Hmong.

Hmong Bibles

Hmong Bibles online:

Hmong Bibles to purchase:
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You can purchase the Blue Hmong (Njua) New Testament in audio format from Faith Comes By Hearing.

Bibles in Your Language makes it easy to find audio, online and print Bibles in 250 languages.

Background Info on the Hmong People

The Hmong are an Southeast Asian highland people, predominantly hill farmers, raising livestock and cultivating rice and other grain for their needs. They trace their ancestry back to China.

There are approximately 300,000 Hmong in the United States. Many are recent immigrants, arriving since the end of the Vietnam War. Over 60,000 people of Hmong descendant now live in Minnesota, and there is also a large Hmong community centered around Fresno, California.

Hmong is number 30 on the Census Bureau's list of "Most Common Languages Spoken in the U.S."

There is a strong Christian faith among many Hmong people, and it is estimated that at least 5 percent of the Hmong population in the U.S. has been reached by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

This is Home: The Hmong in Minnesota is a beautiful site presented by Minnesota Public Radio.

The first chapter of the book Hmong Means Free: Life in Laos and America, edited by Sucheng Chan, is available free online.

The Hmong Cultural Center is an excellent resource on the Hmong people, including articles on Etiquette for Interacting with the Hmong, Information for Visitors to a Hmong Home, Bible Story Books, and more.

Information for Churches

Perhaps you've noticed that a community of Hmong people have moved into your community. Your church would like to develop a relationship with them and explore ways to serve these new families. But how can you begin?

Begin by cultivating a loving heart, a listening ear, and the habit of prayer. Look for opportunities to learn about other cultures and develop skills for cross-cultural communication. There are lots of resources on this site, including the article "How to Start a Cross-Cultural Ministry," that can help you prepare to move forward in faith.

The Jesus Film is a good way to get acquainted. Campus Crusade for Christ has produced this beautiful film of the gospel of Luke and translated it into over 600 languages, including Hmong Daw (White) and Hmong Shuad. Your church can buy a video for less than $20 and sponsor a "Hmong Night" to show the film and begin a dialogue. Ask Hmong leaders in the community if they would like to see the film and if they'll help you invite other families.

You can view The Jesus Film online or order a copy from www.jesusfilmstore.org. Or order by phone from Campus Crusade at 1-800-432-1997.

The Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, publishes a summary of the Hmong population in the U.S. and hosts the Hmong Ministry homepage.

Another excellent resource is the Peopleteams Miao Homepage. This site offers a wealth of information, including the article "Hmong Christianity: Conversion, Consequence, and Conflict", by Vayong Moua, St. Olaf College; Northfield, Minnesota, 1995, and much more.

Hmong Churches

There are more than 30 churches within the Hmong Baptist National Association that are dispersed across the United States.

The Hmong Language Group Homepage offers Other Hmong-related links.

The World Languages page of Merced Union High School District in California has an excellent site on Hmong literacy.

Amazon.com sells the English-Hmong Phrasebook With Useful Wordlist and a White Hmong-English Dictionary.

Recommended Reading

Dia's Story Cloth
by Dia Cha
Chiie Thao Cha (Illustrator)
Lee & Low Books, 1998
This is a secular book for ages 4-8
Pursuing the Pearl:
A Comprehensive Resource for Multi-Asian Ministry

by Ken Uyeda Fong
Judson Press, 1999

Provides practical information on current topics, including:

  • Asian American Church Growth
  • The Theology of Evangelism
  • Equipping Believers
  • Lay Ministry
  • Spiritual Renewal
  • The Role of Women
  • New Church Missions
Following Jesus Without Dishonoring Your Parents:
Asian American Discipleship

by Jeanette Yep, Peter Cha, Paul Tokunaga, Greg Jao, Susan Cho Van Riesen
Intervarsity Press, 1998

Following Jesus Without Dishonoring Your Parents was written by Asian-Americans who used examples from their own lives to illustrate concepts.

The authors explore how young Asian Americans can make vocational and life choices that show respect for their parents while still serving God, and it deals with crucial topics like marriage and singleness, gender issues, racial reconciliation, and the unique gifts Asians bring to Western culture.

Losing Face & Finding Grace : 12 Bible Studies for Asian-Americans
by Tom Lin, David K. Gibbons (Introduction)
Intervarsity Press, 1997
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Here are a dozen inductive Bible studies written especially for young Asian-Americans who sometimes struggle with identity and questions of grace. These sensitive studies point to hope embedded in Scripture.

The Discovery of Genesis: How the Truths of Genesis Were Found Hidden in the Chinese Language
by C. H. Kang and Ethel Nelson
Concordia Publishing House, 1979
Genesis and the Mystery Confucius Couldn't Solve
by Ethel R. Nelson, Richard E. Broadberry
Concordia Publishing House, 1994

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True Son of Heaven: How Jesus Fulfills the Chinese Culture
by David B. Marshall
Kuai Mu Press, 1996

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