The Gtsang Tibetans are part of the Tibetan nationality, but their mother tongue, Gtsang, is only partly intelligible with other Tibetan varieties. The Gstang region hosts many sects of Buddhism, including Nyingmapa (Ancient) and Sakya (Gray Earth) schools. The Gtsang celebrate the Xigaze New Year Festival in the first week of the 12th lunar month, with horse racing and an archery show.
The Tibetan region is geographically difficult to enter, and Tibetan Buddhists have a long history of having no interest in the gospel.
Gtsang believers can become effective and fruitful in sowing God's word among their own families and communities to fuel a movement of God's blessings spreading far and wide. Believers from other parts of China can be Christ's ambassadors.
"I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;" Psalm 130:5
Pray that they will put all their trust in Him alone!
Pray that the handful of Gtsang Tibetan believers will hunger to truly know and follow Christ. Pray they will live holy and joyous lives and be faithful witnesses to their family and friends. Pray the Gtsang Tibetans would increasingly desire to find forgiveness for sin, and for messengers to tell them that provision has been made for forgiveness. Pray for a movement to Christ among the Gtsang.
|People Name:||Gtsang Tibetan|
|Online Audio NT:||Yes|