Day 5

MAY | 2022

Bhutan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Though Bhutan is quite isolated from the rest of the world, there is a small number of Christian Believers in this nation. Pray that God will give them the wisdom to know when and how to share their faith. Pray that God will give them the courage to speak when the opportunities present. Pray for God’s protection and favor to rest on them. Do you not know, Bhutan? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. Father God, we praise You that You don’t grow tired or weary of reaching out to those who live in Bhutan (The Bible, Isaiah 40:28).

Source: Christian workers in the region

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%