In 1955, the Chinese government authorities ordered the Tibetan monks of the large Litang Monastery to record their possessions for tax assessment. When they refused to comply, the People's Liberation Army of China laid siege to the monastery. Upon arrival, they encountered many of the Queyu people armed with farm equipment to which the Chinese responded by bombing Litang Monastery. These people live in three counties, all located in the western part of Sichuan Province. They have been officially counted as part of the Tibetan nationality.
These people are committed to the Buddhist religious system, and few witnesses of Christ's grace have been there since the 1950s. It is an understatement to say they still lack an adequate gospel witness.
Chinese workers can fill the abandoned mission posts. They can also set up small health clinics to care for physical ailments, keeping spiritual health at the forefront and seeking to lead their patients to Christ, the Great Physician.
"It will be said on that day, Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation." Isaiah 25:9
Pray that many from this people group learn to trust in the Lord’s salvation and rejoice in Him.
Pray that God would bring peace between the Chinese government and the Queyu people. Pray that the Lord would call missionaries to this lone area, leading to a movement to Christ. Pray that the Queyu people would see the glory of the risen Christ and turn to him alone.
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|