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Sherpa in United States


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
500 Sherpa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Sherpa in United States

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The Sherpas of Nepal are famous worldwide for their abilities in leading mountain climbing expeditions in the Himalayan Mountains. In Nepal they earn a good living from their wealthy, adventurous clients, but the job is very dangerous. Some of them have married female clients and moved to the United States where they are no longer in their element. Commonly they live in New York City where they drive cabs or do something less exotic than leading dangerous mountain climbing expeditions. About a fourth of the Sherpas in the US are married to American women. With limited English skills, Sherpa men often face unemployment; they easily become dependent on their American wives.

Ministry Obstacles
Sherpas are Buddhists who think of the spirit world as something to be used in order to gain what they need. There is no concept of a loving, fatherly God to guide them through life's difficulties. Instead of embracing some form of Christianity like many other Buddhist peoples, Sherpas in the US have remained Buddhist.

Outreach Ideas
Marriages between Buddhist Sherpa men and secular or New Age-oriented American women are sometimes rocky. Counselors who believe that Christ has the answers can help Sherpas and their spouses to see that Jesus offers them the guidance they need.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are no Sherpa followers of Christ in the US as of 2015. However, there are Nepalis in the US who have embraced the Savior. Pray that Nepalis believers will reach out to them.

Pray for the entire people group
* Pray for the Buddhist Sherpas to have a hunger and thirst for spirituality that will lead them to the loving, living Heavenly Father.
* Pray for a people movement to Christ among Sherpas and Nepalis in the US that will spread to the Sherpa community in other parts of the world.

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Country: United States
Continent: North America
Region: America, North and Caribbean
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:New York
(Source: Ethnologue 2010)
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People Name in Country: Sherpa
People Name General: Sherpa
Alternate People Names:
Sharpa BhotiaSherdukpen
ROP3 Code: 108938
Joshua Project People ID: 14906
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 500
Population all Countries: 152,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Buddhist
People Name General: Sherpa
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Sherpa (500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): xsr    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism100.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1975-2008
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Portions
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Sherpa
Text / Printed MatterBible: कोन्छ्‌योकक ...
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Sherpa in United States

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