There are two main branches of Tibetan peoples in Tibet, the Amdo and the Kham, with many subgroups. Today, Tibetan society has two basic levels: the family and the social classes (commoners, clergy, and nobility). Polyandry (a woman who has several husbands) is socially accepted and very common. The only exception is among the Amdo, who are usually monogamous. The ability to endure harsh conditions has made the Tibetans one of the most rugged peoples in the world.
Tibet is a difficult area to enter. Conditions are harsh, and access is limited.
Much sustained and focused prayer is needed for the Tibetans. Pray the Lord will give these people hungry hearts to seek him.
There are only a few followers of Christ among the Amdo Buddhists, and they need our prayers. Pray their faith will be protected and nourished, and that they will become mature in the faith. Pray the Lord will help them to be faithful witnesses for himself.
Pray for the hardy Amdo to live in peace with the Chinese authorities, and to be able to properly care for their families.
"Let the nations be glad and sing for joy; For You will judge the peoples with uprightness and guide the nations on the earth." Psalm 67:4