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.
The Tibetan region is geographically difficult to enter, and Tibetan Buddhists have a long history of disinterest in the Gospel of Christ.
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.
The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken. Is 40:5
Pray that members of this people group will soon see the glory of the Lord and respond to it.
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|
|Online Audio NT||Yes|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|