Using the Internet to Promote Missions in Tibet

Brother Eugene, Tibet region, Western ChinaOur missionary guest blogger this week is Brother Eugene who serves in an area of western China which is closed to Christian missionaries.  The region of Tibet has been in the news lately as the Chinese government appears to be cracking down on dissent among the people of this area in advance of the Olympics.  As isolated as Tibet may seem, both the Internet and the Gospel are making inroads there.  (For security reasons, he has provided the obscured photo to the left and is vague about his location.)

Brother Eugene writes:

I had already been a missionary for nearly two years before someone talked me into starting a website to promote our work among the minority people in the foothills of Tibet. I agreed with my friend that this would be a good idea, because we were at that time praying and asking God to raise up more laborers to take the Gospel to the unreached mission field of Tibet. So I decided to give it a go.

I had spent a lot of time on the internet during my high school years, but it was primarily for personal use. The only internet ministry I had done at that time was one-on-one evangelism in teen chatrooms. So I had no experience whatsoever in designing a website, and I had no money to pay someone else to do it professionally.

I started from scratch, looking for interesting templates online and trying to figure out how to design something without having to learn how to write code. I got lucky (the Lord helped me!) and I was able to get a decent site off the ground within just a couple weeks. I posted tons of pictures and wrote about the unreached people groups that we were working among at that time. I now had a way to keep our prayer and financial supporters back home updated on what we were doing, and to share with others about the ministry that was taking place and how they could get involved. We were able to raise more financial and prayer support through our simple website than I was ever able to do by visiting home for short periods of time. Many ministry contacts were made and life-long friendships started, all as a result of us using the internet to get our vision (God’s vision!) for ministry in Tibet out there for people to see.

All that got started about 4 years ago, in late summer of 2004. Today, our website is still up and running, although it is in need of an overhaul sometime soon! But today my primary focus is on our family/ministry blog. I have had the blog for over 2 years now, but I have just recently began to put more effort into it. A blog is more interesting for many people to read than a regular website, because the information changes and grows daily. A static website is nice, but it is not usually something that people will come back again and again to read. A blog, however, if interesting and captivating enough, will attract people on a daily basis. We want to use our blog for the advancement of the Christ’s Kingdom to the glory of God!

I feel that we are in a unique situation where we can share with the Church in the West about the extreme spiritual needs of the unreached people groups where we live in the foothills of Tibet. We also want to take advantage of our position outside of the rampant materialism and subjectivism that is attacking so many in the United States and other nations in the West, in order to encourage and exhort believers to stand firm in their faith and to press forward in the work of the Lord, knowing that our labor is not in vain in Him (1 Cor. 15:58). We plan to use the internet as way to promote the sharing of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for many years as God allows us on the mission field here in the foothills of Tibet.

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Brother Eugene lives with his family in western China.  You can learn more about his ministry on his website and blog.

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18 Responses to “Using the Internet to Promote Missions in Tibet”

  1. I admire the work of the brother Eugene… We are praying for missionary Eugene and his mission.

  2. Eugene, I am a missionary too. And I would to extend this internet service wherever as the Lord leads. There are days when I have more hours to tinker with computers, perhaps I can learn blogging and be able to enter the host country. Will you tell me what I should know. (get-me.to/same)

  3. John William Weiss Sep 10, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Brother Eugene, my greatgrandfather WW Simpson was a missionary on the border of Tibet from 1895 until 1949 when the communists chased him out. He made a good case, that once again is true, that bringing the word to these most remote people can bring about extraudinary awareness of the power of the Holy Spirit

  4. Sorry for this mail to John William Weiss because you mentioned your grandfathe WW Simpson.
    Could you share more about story about him because there almot no written (Chinese) regards him. I would like to know more and also he had wriiten some HYMN such as Thy Love, Jesus our Lord.
    Thanks …

  5. John William Weiss Aug 19, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    As I mentioned my great grandfather was a missionary on the border of Tibet, 9 family members are joining me in a mission to Gansu on October 12th to discover the missions survival that was started by great grandpa WW Simpson. It would be great if we can meet up.

  6. Andrew Moktan Nov 18, 2009 at 3:10 am

    Dear Brother Eugene,

    I am a believer and I would be visiting China next year July 2009 and from there I will go to Tibet. My wife’s father comes from Tibet. I would like to have fellowship with the believers in Tibet on my way to Kathmandu Nepal and God willing I wish to meet you in Tibet.

    Your brother in His eternal Bond.

    Andrew

  7. Hi brother Eugene, bro Andrew,
    I would like to know more about your experiences with the tibetan people and your ministry there. Do send me an e-mail me whenever feasible.
    regards,
    Jacob

  8. can take your rssfeed to my blog?

  9. Hello, I just stopped by your blog and wanted to say hi. You have a lot of really great content here, I can’t wait to read more. Have a great day!

  10. tenzin tsering Nov 27, 2010 at 12:43 am

    hi brother,

    i am tibetan christian living in nepal i want to visit your church.it is blessing to hear about the tibetan church.

  11. First-class news it is actually. We have been looking for this content

  12. tenzin Tsering Mar 15, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Dear Brother Eugene,

    i am tibetan christian in nepal.i am very happy to know that your work is going well in tibet.we pray for your forwardness in your work.god bless you

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