Tibetan Gtsang in China

Unreached of the Day  11/28/2018

Tibetan Gtsang in China

Gtsang is a dialect of the Tibetan language, spoken over a wide area near the Tibetan border with Nepal. The Gtsang Tibetans are part of the Tibetan nationality, but they speak a language only partly intelligible with other Tibetan varieties. Captain O'Conner, the British trade agent at Gyantse in the early 1900s, described the Gtsang Tibetans as "superstitious indeed to the last degree, but devoid of any deep-rooted religious convictions or heart searchings." Today there are just a handful of Gtsang Tibetan Christians.

Ministry Obstacles

The Tibetan region is geographically difficult to enter, and Tibetan Buddhists have a long history of disinterest in the Gospel of Christ.

Outreach Ideas

Pray for Gtsang believers to become effective and fruitful in sowing God's Word among their own families and communities to fuel a movement of God's blessings spreading from household to household.

Pray for the followers of Christ

Pray for the handful of Gtsang Tibetan Christians, that they will hunger to truly know and follow Christ. Pray they will live holy and joyous lives, and be faithful witnesses to their family and friends. Pray for missionary hearts.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray the Gtsang Tibetans will increasingly desire to find forgiveness for sin, and for messengers to tell them provision has been made for forgiveness.

Scripture Focus

"Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; and let them say among the nations, 'The Lord reigns.'" 1 Chronicles 16:31



People Name Tibetan Gtsang
Country China
10/40 Window Yes
Population 753,000
World Population 754,000
Language Tibetan, Central
Primary Religion Buddhism
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image