Nomadic tribes roamed Tibet as early as the second century BC. Around 600 AD the clans of Tibet were united, and the ancient Tibetan Bon religion (a mixture of magic, divination, demon worship, and sacrifices) was united with Buddhist teachings. Tibetan Buddhism is the life-blood of the Tibetan people. The patron saint of Tibet is Chenrezig, whose image has up to 11 heads and as many as 1000 arms.
"Tibet has long been one of the greatest challenges for Christianity". Operation China 2000
Pray for workers needed to sow God's Word into Tibetan families, healing and strengthening households with God's blessings.
"The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever.”" Isaiah 40:8
Meditate on this verse, and pray that members of this people group embrace it.
There are one or two small Tibetan fellowships in Lhasa. Pray for these believers to grow and become mature disciples of Christ, and to pray persistently for their Tibetan friends. Pray for the Tibetan Buddhists to increasingly hunger to know a personal God, one who loves them, and who has sent his Son to die for their sin. Pray they will feel the reality of sin.
|People Name||Central Tibetans|
|Online Audio NT||Yes|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|