Baima of Northern Asia

Approximately 17,000 Baima live on the Sichuan-Gansu provincial border. Because they occupy such a remote geographical area, it is possible that no living members of this ethnolinguistic group have heard a presentation of the gospel message. Even gospel radio broadcasts cannot reach the Baima living in the high mountains. For centuries, this tribe has remained isolated geographically, culturally and linguistically.

Although they have been considered Tibetans, the Baima maintain their own cultural distinctives, including their dress and language. Unlike Tibetans, the Baima do not practice Buddhism.

Prayer Points

—  Pray that God would prepare the hearts of workers to proclaim the gospel among this difficult-to-reach people group.

—  Pray that the Spirit would reveal himself through dreams and visions among the tribal leaders of the Baima.

—  Pray that committed believers would learn the native language of the Baima and relate the gospel to them on a personal level.

—  Pray that Jesus would be exalted among the Baima.

When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.” (John 13:12-15, ESV)

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