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Persecution in Buthan

Pray for the persecuted!

As the country moves from an absolute to a constitutional monarchy, the situation is likely to change for believers. The church in Bhutan is no longer an underground church, since Christians are allowed to meet in private homes without any interference from the authorities. However, Christians in remote villages encounter more difficulties. The government is exploring possibilities for church registration, but is also concerned about preventing evangelism and is considering an amendment to the penal code aimed at prohibiting ‘conversion by coercion or inducement’.

Pray:

Thank God that there have been no reports of Christians being arrested, physically harmed or otherwise badly treated in the past year

That the transition to a more democratic rule will mean positive changes for Christians For training opportunities for Sunday school teachers and unity among pastors.

Source: Open Doors USA


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