Early in July, measures in Bhutan were relaxed enough to enable believers to meet face–to–face once again, after a long period of meeting online. At this time, the church in the capital Thimphu were able to resume outreach, and several people came to faith in the short time before restrictions were reintroduced.
While plans for the baptisms of these new believers have been put on hold, the church have returned to online meetings and are eagerly anticipating relaxations in September.
Encouragingly, the smaller house churches in Bhutan have also continued to grow in the Lord. They were able to continue visiting each other, and fasting and prayer has been a big feature of their fellowships in recent times.
One of our partner workers has asked for prayer for a man he recently had the opportunity to share the gospel with. The man is an ex–Buddhist monk. For years, he lived and worked in the monasteries, encouraging people to worship the Buddha and gather up good karma.
When our partner met him, the ex–monk had many questions about Christianity which led to a great conversation. As our partner continues to build a relationship with this man, would you pray that the Lord save this ex–monk as the truth of God’s Word is shared?