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Crossing the Brahmaputra

Christian Aid Mission assists an Indian ministry that is reaching out to the Mising (also known as Mishing or Miris) tribe in the northeastern state of Assam. The Brahmaputra River is the lifeblood of the people, who settled along its banks and raise crops on the fertile plains. They remain despite destructive floods. The Misings practice a mixture of Hinduism and their own religion called “Donyi Polo.” They believe they are descendants of the sun and the moon and worship them. Some are now converting to Christianity. In the photograph, a group of gospel workers are traveling across the river to hold a baptismal service in one of the Mising villages.

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