"To make converts in Tibet is similar to going into a cave and trying to rob a lioness of her cubs."

                                                                                                                 - Hudson Taylor

The isolated country of Nepal is located south of Tibet along the Himalaya Mountains. There are nearly 30 million people, including twenty-two ethnic Tibetan groups. Various languages can be heard while walking the streets. The Tibetan people have long been oppressed and seek political freedom. They follow and worship the Dalai Lama, but are still hopeless. Tibetan Buddhism is a religion of spiritual bondage. The belief of reincarnation keeps the people in fear, as they try to live in such a way they can come back in the next life as a better person or animal. The Tibetans need the Truth of the Gospel to be made free indeed. This can only be accomplished by church planting through the training of nationals, and Bible translation into their heart languages.

Maps of Tibetans

Most of these Tibetan peoples have no Bible in their heart language. Many Ethnic Tibetans are found scattered throughout six countries in Asia.
At least 100 Tibetan groups are located along the Himalayas.
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