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Khampa, Western of China
For centuries the Khampa have terrorized other Tibetans. During the 1950s they formed guerrilla groups and took over considerable territory. Many Khampa wear lucky charms, magical strings, or amulet boxes around the neck. The men are never without a weapon. The practice of brothers sharing one wife still occurs in some places. The Khampa rely on demons, ghosts, and the spirits of disembodied deities to guide their decisions. Many monks are able to call up fearsome demons, who sometimes become visible in front of them. The Western Khampa are "the epitome of an unreached people group."
To follow Christ within the Khampa community is likely to require overcoming fear. Fear of evil spirits, and fear of other people's reactions.
Much focused prayer is required to set the Khampa free from darkness. Pray for the light of the Gospel of Jesus to deeply penetrate the darkness.
There may be a few followers of Jesus among the Western Khampa. They need prayer support. Pray they will grow in Christ, resting fully in his provision. Pray they learn to live in the power of His Spirit, demonstrating love, joy, peace, and all the fruit of the Spirit. Pray they will forgive one another, just as Christ forgave them.
Pray the Western Khampa people will be released from the bondage and fear of evil. Pray they will be fully set free by the power of Christ.
"Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:6