Ladakhi of China
The Ladakhi are a Tibetan group, but they have major linguistic and historical differences from their counterparts in Tibet. Life for the Ladakhi is hard. Hidden away in the highest mountains in the world, the region sees little rainfall - no more than three inches per year. The Ladakhi share the beliefs of their Tibetan neighbors. Tibetan Buddhism, mixed with images of ferocious demons from the pre-Buddhist Bon religion, has been the stronghold in Ladakh for more than a thousand years. The first Christians to the Ladakhi were probably Nestorian traders in the eighth century.
The Ladakhi of China live in a very remote region, and there are strong spiritual barriers to overcome.
Pray the Ladakhi believers in India will desire to carry the message of Christ to the Ladakhi of China, and will find ways to do it.
Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be no followers of Jesus among the Ladakhi of China, but there are many Ladakhi believers across the border in India. Pray the Lord will soon draw many Chinese Ladakhi to Himself, and thank Him for those in India.
Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Ladakhi farmers to be able to produce sufficient foodstuffs to care for their families, and for adequate housing.
"Now it will come about that In the last days, The mountain of the house of the Lord will be established as the chief of the mountains, And will be raised above the hills; And all the nations will stream to it." Isaiah 2:2
Joshua Project is a research initiative of the U.S. Center for World Mission (USCWM) seeking to highlight the ethnic people groups of the world with the least followers of Christ. It gathers, integrates and shares people group information to encourage pioneer church-planting movements among every ethnic group and to facilitate effective coordination of mission agency efforts.