Tibetan Gtsang of China

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Tibetan Gtsang of China

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

Perhaps Indian followers of Jesus living in the tribal areas of northeast India will find their way north to the peoples of Tibet. Pray for the funding they need, and for the vision to do this.

Pray for the followers of Christ

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 for the entire people group

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

Scripture Focus

"Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; and let them say among the nations, 'The Lord reigns.'" 1 Chronicles 16:31

People Name: Tibetan Gtsang
Country: China
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 742,000
World Population: 800,000
Language: Tibetan, Central
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Bible: Complete
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image