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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.
The Tibetan region is geographically difficult to enter, and Tibetan Buddhists have a long history of disinterest in the Gospel of Christ.
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 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.
"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|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|Christ Followers:||Few, less than 2%|