BTJ’s New 30 Day Prayer Guide For Tibet
Tibet is a land of mystery and wonder. The covers of countless magazines feature pictures of the majestic snowcapped mountains of Tibet. The images fill those who gaze on them with a deep, spiritual sense of tranquility and peace. You can feel enlightened just by surveying the photographs.
The stories of the Tibetan people that accompany the pictures are intoxicating. In an instant you can be transported through time and space as you visualize yourself traveling across the globe to walk among these peaceful people and learn from their wise gurus.
Peace. Love. Nature.
That is what you think you will find in Tibet.
Except that you won’t.
The Tibetan people die a thousand times a day from the pain of spiritual slavery. They are born into inescapable poverty, and the spiritual leaders that they look to to help them escape look back to them for help. The spiritual leaders cannot take care of themselves; how can they save others? They look to the people for support, not the other way around.
Tibetan monks are not spiritual pathfinders. They are little more than pious beggars who demand wool from emaciated sheep.
In the 1950s, Tibet was freed from serfdom by Communist China only to be bound by the godless. The streets of Lhasa are patrolled by an atheist militia. Over half of a century later, Tibet is still home to one of the poorest groups of people in all of Asia, surpassed only by those who live in North Korea. Tibet was poor before the Communist takeover, and nothing has changed.
Despite all the efforts that missionaries have made over the years, most Tibetans have still never heard a clear presentation of the Gospel, and only portions of the Bible are available in their language.
Back to Jerusalem is currently supporting 210 evangelists in Tibet and they need the prayers of fellow believer’s around the world.
For this effort, Back to Jerusalem has created a guide for 30 Days of Prayer for Tibet.
The 30 Days of Prayer is scheduled for the entire month of November. For 30 Days, we are asking our partners to join us.
The 30 Day Prayer Guide for Tibet consists of stories and testimonies collected by Back to Jerusalem over the last twenty years. Some of the testimonies were shared with BTJ workers and others were directly experienced by those who are part of BTJ’s ministry.
The prayer guide is broken into three parts.
First, we will identify the parts of Tibetan culture that the enemy has used to shackle the people to poverty and pain.
Second, we share amazing testimonies that will bring hope to your prayers for Tibet.
Last, we open up the secret doors of ministry that are currently taking place inside the mystical nation of Tibet to practically tear down the strongholds of the enemy.
Each day of prayer will only take five minutes, and your daily, continuous prayer for these projects is so very important.
Tibetans are a people group who live in a land that has never been fully reached with the Gospel. Many brave missionaries have tried, and their efforts have been repeatedly repelled over and over again. But with the prayers of the saints, we believe that the day is coming when the spiritual walls around Tibet will collapse and the freedom of Christ will prevail in the hearts of the people.
Join us for the month of November.
Excuse me? Tibet has nothing changed? Have you ever been to there? Before communist party take over, they are slaves ,and now ,they have big bright house,can get good education. Almost every Tibetan people have put the pictures of Mao Zedong and Xi jingping in the front of their house. Tibet culture have a good development,and have higher level infrastructures than most developing countries all over the world!
Saiya, it is clear that you have made up your mind. It saddens me that you have chosen to misrepresent the people of Tibet. It is clear that you love the Communist Party, so let me share some honest things with you. The Tibetans used to practice slavery and the Communist Party removed that. The Tibetans were much more poor than they are now. The Communist Party has invested millions of dollars. The Tibetans did not have good transportation, but now they have a great airport and one of the best train stations in all of China. I have spent almost 20 years working and traveling all over Tibet and I know that there is much misery. The People’s Liberation Army are everywhere in Lhasa cracking down on the Tibetan people without mercy. MOST Tibetans do not have a school, clinic, doctors, or teachers. Most of Tibet still does not have running water! I know because that is one of our jobs in Tibet – to build water sanitation units. According to local government in Lazi County, the avg income for villagers is less than $30 USD per month. That is far behind the UN poverty line. I have lived in homes of the Tibetan people and traveled extensively in the rural mountain areas of Tibet and have never – even one single time – seen a picture of Mao in the homes of the people. It might be true in Lhasa – or areas where Chinese tourists visit, but for normal homes where I work – that is simply not true. In fact, my good friends who are Han Chinese have been beaten – almost to death – because they were Han. 2008 was a perfect example.
Saiya, if you are available, I would love to call you and interview you on the phone about your unique views. You can send your phone number to email@example.com. I get the feeling that you would be reasonable if we could openly discuss this together. I would love to call you at a time when is convenient for you. Thank you again for the comment and keep praying for BTJ.
I just now heard the podcast episode of Eugene visiting the 1500 year old monastery and I AM COMPLETELY BLOWN AWAY by the story of Mary and Jesus going to Ethiopia and Jesus prophesying about establishing a church there!!!! I really can’t imagine or even fathom in my small finite brain what it was like to hear Jesus at 1 year old speaking of starting a church there. ABSOLUTELY THE MOST AMAZING THING I HAVE EVER HEARD OR WILL EVER HEAR IN MY WHOLE ENTIRE LIFETIME!!!!! I seriously wish there was a way to read this book that tells the stories of Mary and Jesus because I think it would change Christianity most definitely! I feel so VERY BLESSED to hear these precious words about Jesus and I really hope there is more to hear from Eugene’s podcast on this specific visit to the monastery. I am amazed by any kind of story that is ancient and involves Jesus! I knew there had to be some kind of manuscripts or books that talks about early Christianity that is just waiting to be heard and now FINALLY there is one more story about Jesus that we can think about. Truly amazing and hope to hear more! If not, then PLEASE do send me an email giving me one more story that Eugene may have heard so that I can treasure it for the rest of my life. I will be thinking of this story for a long time. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I really am blown away!
When we are speaking about Tibet and the high altitudes, it is important to remember the Sherpas, who are living and working near Mount Everest both in Nepal and Tibet.
They also work as mountaineer gudes and at the everest Base Camp in Tibet and Nepal Usually they work with farming.
I mention these people as they come in contact with people from different countries in the world.
Here you can read more about them