As China finally abandons its “zero-Covid” policy, some are expressing concerns that the regions of China made up predominantly by ethnic minorities may suffer the most. In regions such as Tibet, older people were prevented from receiving the third Covid vaccination, and studies are showing that Chinese-made vaccinations are waning in their effectiveness to fight the ever-changing virus. Pray that the Lord will reveal himself to the elderly living in Tibet, that they may have an opportunity to know the Gospel and to know of Father God’s great love for them. Praise God for His grace, mercy, and peace (The Bible, 2 John 1:3).
Source: Covid deaths may exceed 220,000 in Tibet: Estimate (Morung Express)
Tibet is a Himalayan state considered a part of China. Many desire that Tibet is its own country in its own right. 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. 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 China as a separatist threat. China’s extensive crack down 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.