Words of Hope has been ministering in Tibetan since 1995. The programs are produced in India, and can be heard in the region of Tibet, as well as in many parts of northern India where displaced Tibetans live.
Tibet is a hard place to do ministry. Taken over by China in 1950, Tibet’s culture, religion, and identity have been all but destroyed through continuous oppression. It is estimated that over one million people have lost their lives and 100,000 have fled into exile. Tibetans are predominantly Buddhist. In fact, only 0.3% of the population is Christian. Many Tibetans live as exiles in India, Nepal, and Bhutan. And yet, even in this very hard environment, the church is slowly growing. Around 1,000 evangelical Tibetan Christians now bear witness to Christ’s work, fellowshipping together in small house church congregations. Words of Hope’s Tibetan ministry partner, the Gaweylon “Good News” team, receives thousands of responses from listeners each year. The radio programs that Gaweylon produces minister to many aspects of the lives of native Tibetans, with topics on health, Tibetan culture, Bible messages, traditional and modern Tibetan music, Christian music, care for the environment, and nutrition.
- Pray for the distribution of Christian literature and CDs involving more than a hundred volunteers in different locations in Nepal, Bhutan, and India.
- Pray for the team to prepare interesting programs that share both the gospel message and also health concerns in easy-to-understand ways.
- Pray for the monks who listen and are seeking the Truth, that God will help them understand His word.