BTJ Sponsors Audio Recording of the Bible in Bhutan

An audio version of the Bhutan bible in the Dzongkha language, is being sponsored by BTJ.

Indigenous believers are recording this Bible, so that it will be available throughout Bhutan. Bhutan is one of the most unreached nations in the world. About 0.3% of the population in Bhutan are believers, but the majority of the believers are Nepalese that live in Bhutan. Thus, 99.7% of the indigenous Bhutanese have never heard the gospel, or have ever heard the name of Jesus. In fact, the government doesn’t want to claim the existence of any Christian Missionaries within their border.

The Bhutanese constitution recognizes Buddhism as the state’s ‘spiritual heritage,’ provides for freedom of religion, and bans discrimination based on religious belief.” Unfortunately, the constitution says religious institutions and personalities should remain “above politics.” Hence, this law is used to restrict religious speech and promotes enmity among religious groups. All religious groups are required to get a license to hold religious gatherings.

This lack of clarity in the law leaves the Bhutanese underground house church at risk of legal sanctions by the government. The international Christian NGO, Open Doors, has listed Bhutan on its annual World Watch List. The report for 2021, covering events in 2020, alleged discrimination against Christians.

Open Doors reported, “All Bhutanese citizens are expected to be Buddhists. Anyone who converts to Christianity is watched with suspicion, and pressure is usually put on them to bring them back to their former religion.”

BTJ is working directly with the Bhutanese underground house church by sponsoring, this year, a recording of the Old Testament in an audio format. Please pray that they are able to finish the recording correctly and in a prompt and safe manner.

I am a Messianic Jewish believer that felt the tug of the L-rd towards the unreached. I decided I would go to China. My love for the Chinese people grew while I was there, but when I learned of the Back to Jerusalem movement, I knew the L-rd wanted me to be proclaiming His gospel message to the unreached people between China and Jerusalem. Let’s unite and complete the great commission. We need to accept the challenge Jesus has given us so that we can feel the exhilaration of victory.

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  1. Mary Elllen Gilvey

    Buddhism is a peaceful religion so is Christianty. Co-Exist. Pray. Talk to God in contemplative prayer. Buddhists pray and talk to Buddhah. What is the difference? The purpose of religion no matter what religion you are is to give you inner peace and be one with God. Billions of people all around the World can’t go a day without their Religion. Their day and life revolves around their Religion whether you are Buddhist, Catholic, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, or Hindu. Stop fighting amongst religions. It’s not what God/Allah or Buddah wants. Peace and Respect for one another. Religion must never be practiced in Secret and in the Undergroundd Church. Everyone must be free to practice their Religion without getting killed or hated or put in prison for it. Even tortured for it. God doesn’t want anyone in any religion they practice to be tortured for it. And never ever persecute any one over the religion the practice and follow. It’s not God’s way.

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