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These figures include nearly 1400 full and probationary members in the China mission, the first-fruits of two years' labour amongst the Miao tribe.
This included Samuel Pollard, who became the most famed missionary leader among the Flowery Miao, a minority nationality.
Currently there are several minorities which still use exorcising masks, including the Miao, Yao, Zhuang, Shui, Buyi and Dong.