The Khampa have a fearsome reputation as the most aggressive of Tibetans. They are traditional warriors who had survived in a harsh land. The Khampa have a long history of conflict with the Chinese. In 1959 the Khampa in Lhasa organized a revolt against Chinese rule, the last group to resist the Chinese takeover. Catholic work among the Khampa commenced in the mid-1800s. The Catholic mission at Batang Township was demolished in 1873 and 1905 - after two priests had been killed and converts who would not deny their faith were shot.
The worldview of Buddhism often makes it difficult for people to see their need for forgiveness of sin. Also, Christian workers are not welcome in China. Pray the Spirit of Christ will give them the gift of conviction of sin.
Much prayer is needed to prepare the hearts of the Khampa to understand and believe the good news about Jesus.
Pray for the few followers of Jesus among the Eastern Khampa to be united around the truth of Scripture. Pray they will live holy lives, in the power of the Lord's Spirit. Pray they will consistently display the fruit of Christ's Spirit, and will be faithful witnesses to the goodness of Christ to family and friends.
Pray the Lord will give Khampa families understanding and responsive hearts as they hear about the love of Christ. Pray the Khampa people will turn fully from their chaotic past, desiring to know the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ. Pray they will live in peace with their neighbors.
"...And the nations will know that I am the Lord, declares the Lord God, when through you I vindicate my holiness before their eyes." Ezekiel 36:23