Khampa Eastern in China

Unreached of the Day  12/07/2018

Khampa Eastern in China

The Khampa have a fearsome reputation as the most hostile and violent of Tibetans. They have a long history of conflict with the Chinese. In 1959 the Khampa in Lhasa organized a revolt against Chinese rule. "The fighting lasted three days with the Tibetans caught up in a religious fervor, not caring whether they lived or died." Sexual immorality among the Khampa is considered normal behavior. Catholic work among the Khampa commenced in the mid-1800s. The Catholic mission at Batang Township was demolished in 1873 and 1905 - after two priests had been killed and converts who would not deny their faith were shot.

Ministry Obstacles

The worldview of Buddhism often makes it difficult for people to see their need for forgiveness of sin. Pray the Spirit of Christ will give them the gift of conviction of sin.

Outreach Ideas

Much prayer is needed to prepare the hearts of the Khampa to understand and believe the good news about Jesus.

Pray for the followers of Christ

Pray for the few followers of Jesus among the Eastern Khampa to be united around the truth of Scripture. Pray they will live holy lives, in the power of the Lord's Spirit. Pray they will consistently display the fruit of Christ's Spirit, and will be faithful witnesses to the goodness of Christ to family and friends.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray the Lord will give Khampa families understanding and responsive hearts as they hear about the love of Christ. Pray the Khampa people will turn fully from their violent past, desiring to know the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ. Pray they will live in peace with their neighbors.

Scripture Focus

"And the nations will know that I am the Lord, declares the Lord God, when through you I vindicate My holiness before their eyes." Ezekiel 36:23



People Name Khampa Eastern
Country China
10/40 Window Yes
Population 1,586,000
World Population 1,589,000
Language Tibetan, Khams
Primary Religion Buddhism
Bible Portions
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image