Bhutan has launched a new national branding campaign that also encompasses its tourism industry. “Bhutan Believe” is the new slogan. The tourism is now again possible since the country closed its borders when the COVID-19 pandemic began. Tourists pay a $200 tax per day of their visit, which goes towards the nation’s sustainable development plan. Today we also speak out over Bhutan, calling people to “Believe” that Jesus Christ came to earth to make a way for Bhutanese people to come into a saving knowledge and relationship with God (The Bible, Acts 11:16-18).
Saudi Arabia is accused of detaining people for flimsy reasons. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has cracked down on speech on Twitter and elsewhere by those the government sees as critics or rivals. At least one US-Saudi citizen and two Saudi students in the West have received long prison sentences in recent months. Morris, an American woman was taken into custody after she tweeted and otherwise spoke out about her efforts to leave the country with her young Saudi-American daughter. She was shackled in front of her 8-year-old daughter when questioned and was then released. Pray for Saudi Arabia to repent of crimes and realize that their own iniquities will capture the wicked. Pray for the oppressed people to be liberated by God from imposed bondages (The Bible, Proverbs 5:22).