Day 30

DECEMBER | 2021

Tibet

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Praise the Lord for a Bible translation project for modern Tibetan. The translations are made available online and remain unblocked by the Chinese government. Pray protection over this freedom for Tibetans to read God’s Word. This Christmas season, we celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ, Emmanuel – God with us, and speak out His love for the Tibetan people. We speak out over Tibetan people living in Tibet and in the worldwide diaspora: Jesus is near to them; it fills His heart with love and compassion towards them, and He is with them always (The Bible, Matthew 28:20).

Source: Christian workers in the region

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Tibet is a Himalayan state considered a part of China. Many desire that Tibet is its own country. China massacred more than a million people in its reinvasion of Tibet many years ago, but freedom has never been restored and tensions remain high. Chinese surveillance in Tibet and of Tibetan people around the world is all-pervasive. Last year China introduced facial recognition technology to increase its control over its ethnic minorities. Tibet’s exiled Buddhist spiritual leader is the Dalai Lama. His followers see him as a living god, but by China as a separatist threat. China’s extensive crackdown on the Church has meant Christian missionaries are no longer free to function in Tibet either. However, a small Church continues to grow, and Christian resources are available online for people seeking to know more about God and to grow in their Christian faith.

CHIEF OF STATE
PM Lobsang Sangay
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Lobsang Sangay
POPULATION
7,800,000
CHRISTIANS
0.3%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Buddhism
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
150,000
LIFE EXPECTANCY
67 yrs
LITERACY RATE
35.5%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
70%