The name "Hbrogpa" means "nomad" or "herder" in Tibetan. The Hbrogpa Amdo are herders of sheep, goats and yaks and they move around to new pastures seasonally. Within the Tibetan nationality in China, there are four mutually unintelligible Amdo languages. Hbrogpa is the largest of these four.
The Amdo are Tibetan Buddhists although of late there has been renewed interest in the pre-Buddhist shamanistic religion of Bon, which is almost always mixed in with this form of Buddhism. Their faith is in localized supernatural forces, not the God of the universe.
A story is told of a miraculous event in 1986, in which a few Christian households in neighboring Gansu Province were being persecuted. The livestock and family members of the persecutors began to die, so the people asked the Christians to pray. The sick and dying were healed and over 100 Amdo Tibetans turned to the Lord.
"And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said, Here I am! Send me." Isaiah 6:8
Pray that God will send His messengers to this people group soon!
Pray that the Lord would show his power again to this people group in the 2020s. Ask for God's special favor and revelation to the Amdo Tibetans. Pray for workers who would be willing to go and share God's love until there is a movement to Christ among the Amdo Tibetans.
|People Name||Hbrogpa Amdo|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|