Day 5

DECEMBER | 2021

Bhutan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Pray for the small number of Bhutanese Christian Believers as they meet for Christmas celebrations this year. Permitted to meet only in private homes or property, Believers remain uncertain about what the limits of their religious freedoms are in this strictly Buddhist nation. Pray that Christmas celebrations and services will be filled with joy and hope. Pray that Believers will continue to hear from God through His Word and grow deeper in their prayer lives. Pray that the Holy Spirit will remind them that as the Lord is with them, they do not need to be afraid because mere mortals cannot harm them (The Bible, Psalm 118:6)?

Source: WIN

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.

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%