PRAY FOR TIBET
AND TIBETANS ARE IN A CRISIS WITH LITTLE OR NO HUMAN HOPE ON THE HORIZON.
Their situation has been difficult for a long time. Tibetans are
one of the most unreached people groups in the world, with perhaps a few
hundred Christians among a population of 7-8 million people worldwide.
live in poor conditions,
* the livelihood of nomadic people is destroyed by weather changes,
* they feel suppressed and marginalised in their own land.
The riots last year only made their situation worse. Violence both
in Lhasa and other places was a shock to many! There may have been different
reasons for the unrest; this partially came from their feelings of despair,
hopelessness, being pushed aside and discriminated.
They are deeply upset because Dalai Lama, who they revere as a
reincarnation of Buddha, is not allowed back to Tibet. They are also grieved
by the everyday situation in Tibet where Han-Chinese migrants, bringing with
themselves a different culture become stronger and stronger locally.
The response from security forces was very strong. An unknown
number of people were simply shot down and killed. Many people were arrested
more or less indiscriminately, and many mistreated in detention. The
political leaders of Tibet have been very firm in controlling the situation.
The ethnic conflict becomes deeper and wider.
Tibetans are thrown into a situation without hope and acceptance.
The severe winter in China affected Tibetan nomads too.
Many have already had to give up their livelihood because their
grazing areas are destroyed and now heavy snows and severe cold killed tens
of thousands of animals. There is no insurance to cover their loss.
"IS THERE A WAY OUT OF THIS?"
Many have tried different alternatives to find their answer.
Some immerse themselves in rituals becoming monks or nuns, only to
realise this does not give inner peace, healing or satisfaction.
Some join the government and may climb in the hierarchy, steadily
gaining more power but often losing their integrity.
Others who are smart open a business, but may end up in greed and
become indifferent to the plights of others less unfortunate than
THE TIBETANS NEED A SAVIOUR!
“And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son
of the world. Whoever confesses that Y'shua is the Son of God, God lives
remains in him, and he in God. ” (1 John 4:14-15)
GAWEYLON RADIO PROGRAMS
Please pray for the
(Good News) ministry in north India which produces radio programs
for Tibetans. The daily messages are broadcast by FEBA, and reach into
Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan as well as India. Gaweylon also has a wide
Pray for the
T. B. W.
Several million Tibetans live in
and are many living in
And there are now Tibetans scattered around the world
Tibetan culture is found significantly in the following countries.
is quite related to Tibet.
also has Tibetan Buddhist scriptures and culture.
TUVA, BURIYATIA, KALMYKIA
are three republics in Russia which have Tibetan background and
Buddhism has been revived there since the collapse of the Soviet
to YHWH, bless His Name;
proclaim His salvation from day to day.
of His glory among the nations,
wonders among all the peoples.”