Gtsang Tibetans in China

Unreached of the Day  7/07/2021

Gtsang Tibetans in China

pronounced: Git-zung ti-BEH-tens

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.

Scripture Focus

"The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken."  Isaiah 40:5

Scripture Prayer

Pray that members of this people group will soon see the glory of the Lord and respond to it.

Prayer Focus

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

People Name Gtsang Tibetans
PronunciationGit-zung ti-BEH-tens
Country China
10/40 Window Yes
Population 766,000
World Population 766,900
Language Tibetan, Central
Primary Religion Buddhism
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image