Believers move to pray the doors of Bhutan open.

By August 18, 2005

Bhutan (MNN)–Known as the ‘land of the thunder dragon,’ Bhutan is a small kingdom in the Eastern Himalayan mountains.

It’s been a haven of retreat for many spiritually minded people. At the same time, it was a closed country to evangelical missionaries for many years.

Bibles For The World’s Rochunga Pudaite had a vision to see those doors pried open, back in 1958.

Today, nearly five decades later, Pudaite says they’re seeing that dream become reality. “God has brought over two thousand converts to worship Him. These new converts have a burden to give the Gospel to the people of Bhutan. They have translated the New Testament in Dzongkha, the national language of Bhutan.”

Not only has the church been growing, Pudaite says, believers have taken ownership over their own evangelism. “The Christians also quietly organized a plan to deliver a copy of the New Testament to every home in Bhutan.”

Pudaite says the time to move is now. “They asked us to help them publish the first 20-thousand copies at the cost of 60-thousand dollars. We are praying that God will provide the balance as soon as possible. They ask that you pray with us and help us publish the New Testament in the language of the people of Bhutan.”

So far, BFTW has about half of what they need to see this project to completion, packed up and shipped out. If you’d like to help, go to the Bibles for the World website by following the highlighted link above.

(Flags courtesy of ITA‘s
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