Tibetan, Bhotia in Nepal

In 1959 thousands of Tibetans left Tibet to Nepal, Bhutan, and India. Though living in other countries, till this day, most continue to practice their cultural traditions and are proud of their Tibetan heritage. Tibetans practice Tibetan Buddhism, also called Lamaism, and it incorporates the primary teachings of Buddhism as well as several gods and spirits. Their main spiritual leader is the Dalai Lama, who serves both a political and spiritual role. Most Tibetans have a minimal understanding of Christianity and have not heard a clear presentation of the gospel.

Engagement // What’s Happening Now

In 2015 Nepal was devastated by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake. Though it has been over two years, thousands are still displaced and without homes. Recently, those living in the refugee camps in the city were forced to leave but with nowhere to go. Pray that workers will seize this opportunity to share the gospel though love and compassion. Pray God blesses and aids the efforts to restore people’s lives.

Sustainability // The Bigger Story

FeedOne is an initiative started by Convoy of Hope that helps feed children in impoverished areas around the world. In 2016, they few more than 160,000 children in 11 countries. Pray that compassion ministries will open opportunities to share the gospel to Tibetan children through providing basic needs.

Partnership // Move Beyond
  • Pray for compassion ministries serving Tibetan people in Nepal, that God will use them to share the gospel.
  • Pray for the hearts of Tibetans, that they would be eager to know Christ.
  • Pray the Holy Spirit would empower Christian Tibetans to live out their faith and share the gospel.

To get involved, see the Eurasia Pipeline. Interested in more opportunities? See the Wide Open website.

 

Joshua HuverTibetan, Bhotia in Nepal