Southeast Tanzania NT Cluster | Yao
This language group is participating in the Southeast Tanzania NT Cluster project.
The Yao people enjoy few material resources, but they have a rich heritage. Their folklore includes homeland throughout a mountain range that extends beyond national borders. Although they are surrounded by other groups, they maintain their unique culture and language.
About 45 percent of the Yao claim Christianity, but they share with nonbelievers a common fear of traditional curses and involvement in rituals to protect themselves. This project will offer them the New Testament, to help believers understand the power of their God, the authority of the Savior, the work and presence of the Holy Spirit in their lives, and the power and peace they can experience as a result.
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“On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “If you are thirsty, come to me! If you believe in me, come and drink! For the Scriptures declare that rivers of living water will flow out from within.” (John 7:37-38, NLT)