Pray for Bhutan:
one of the least evangelized countries of the world


Pray for Bhutan: one of the least evangelized countries of the world

Bhutan is said to be the happiest country in Asia, yet with a population of more than 700,000, Bhutan remains one of the nations least touched by the message of Christ's love.

For a span of 25 years, Bhutan experienced some religious freedom, but since 1990, Christians have seen increased limitations and harsher treatment. The loss of citizenship, free education, healthcare and employment can all be expected once a person decides to follow Christ. Even access to electricity and clean water is often denied. A ban against building places of worship other than Buddhist temples also prevents believers from constructing churches.

But God is at work in this nation and continues to draw people to Himself.


Pray for our missionaries

Pray for our missionaries

Pray for the Gospel for Asia-supported workers who are sharing the love of Jesus in Bhutan, despite great risk to their lives. Pray for boldness and courage for our missionaries as they look for creative ways to share the Gospel in a land where it is illegal to do so.

Pray this continues, and with each gift given, more will learn of Christ's love and commit their hearts to Him.


Pray for the leadership in Bhutan and favour to Bhutanese believers

Pray for the leadership in Bhutan and favour to Bhutanese believers

Pray for the believers in Bhutan who suffer under severe restrictions and persecution. Buddhism is practiced by more than 75 percent of the Bhutanese people and 22 percent are Hindus. But there is still a mighty minority of God's people in more than two percent of the population.

Pray that believers will stand strong for Christ and continue to proclaim His name.

Pray also for Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, the crowned king of Bhutan. Pray that King Wangchuk and all of Bhutan's leadership will come understand Jesus' love for them and be blessed with much wisdom as they lead the country.


Pray for women's literacy

Pray for women's literacy

In a nation where 53 percent of the population is illiterate, Gospel for Asia's women's literacy program is making a tremendous impact. Believers as well as non-believers from various communities attend classes, giving teachers an open door to practically demonstrate Christ's love. Pray that women's lives will be changed, and that they will share what they learn with their families and neighbours.


Pray for our radio and film ministries

Pray for our radio and film ministries

Radio broadcasts and film screenings are effective tools to reach villages in Bhutan. Gospel for Asia Radio broadcasts in Dzongkha, the official language of Bhutan, but there are as many as 34 languages with no Christian witness on their stations. And while showing films about Christ brings much fruit, doing so carries great risks. Ask God to provide more radio speakers in new languages and to protect and bless our film teams.

Please also continue to pray for our brother Ugyen, as he awaits release after being imprisoned for three years for showing a film on the life of Jesus.


Pray for the displaced and oppressed

Pray for the displaced and oppressed

In 1990, Bhutan began to oppress Nepali immigrants during an “ethnic cleansing.” Up to 150,000 people were expelled, and Bhutan refused to acknowledge the Nepalese people in its census.

Now thousands are in refugee camps in Nepal, without a country or home.

Pray that these people will come to know the hope of Christ and find healing from the violence. Pray for the Christians in these camps to cling courageously to their faith and share the Gospel of peace in the midst of chaos.


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