Day 5

OCTOBER | 2022

Bhutan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Praise Report

Praise God that Bhutanese Believers are allowed to meet for church meetings on private land. Pray that this freedom is protected. Praise God that they have the heart to reach the Bhutanese people, even in remote parts of the country (The Bible, Hebrews 10:25).

Prayer Requests

Pray for Christians to share the love, peace, and deep joy that they have found in Jesus Christ. Pray that their testimonies speak louder than the Gross National Happiness (The Bible, Psalm 105:1).

Praise God that Indian people can easily and freely travel to Bhutan. Pray that many Indian Christians will respond to God’s call to go to Bhutan as missionaries (The Bible, Matthew 28:19).

Call to Salvation

Ask the Holy Spirit to blow on this nation so that even more will come to know Jesus Christ in the midst of uncertain times (2 Corinthians 5:20).

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MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Known as “the Land of the Thunder Dragon,” Bhutan prides itself on its elevated “happiness” levels despite being considered a least developed country. Rather than relying on Gross Domestic Product as the leading indicator of the small Himalayan nation’s progress, the late King Wangchuk suggested it should examine its “Gross National Happiness.” In South Asia, Bhutan ranks highly in economic freedom and per capita income and ranks low in corruption. It has almost eradicated all extreme poverty and was the first nation to fully vaccinate its entire population against COVID-19. Yet, Christians are sometimes denied employment, free education, and access to electricity and water. Buddhism, mysticism, and animism have dominated the country since the 7th century.

CHIEF OF STATE
King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Lotay Tshering
POPULATION
741,700
CHRISTIANS
1.4%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.4%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Buddhism
PERSECUTION RANKING
43
REFUGEES
23,833
LIFE EXPECTANCY
68.3 yrs
LITERACY RATE
52.8%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
12%