Day 30

SEPTEMBER | 2022

Tibet

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

China’s ongoing commitment to zero COVID-19 means that rolling lock downs continue all over the nation, including the Tibetan region. In attempt to reduce public frustration, the lockdowns are now shorter, but life is still sorely disrupted. Some argue it is another way to control the public in places like Tibet where everyday movements are always monitored. Pray for a deliverance to come from the endless impact of COVID-19 and the government’s policies related to it. Pray for the Lord’s wisdom for those in government and leadership. Pray for a new beginning to come for China, including Tibet (The Bible, 1 Peter 1:3).

Source: Parts of China’s Hainan extend COVID-19 lockdown, Lhasa in Tibet tightens curbs (CNA)

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%