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COIL Status Report on the Persecuted Church in Bhutan
Report filed by: Founder/Agent Corban Dowler
Code Name: The Dove
It is possible that the country of Bhutan is the most difficult region in the world for COIL agents to access, but it is no less important than any other country where COIL supports persecuted believers.
This country is hidden in the Himalayas, but just as hidden are the several hundred “illegal” Christians. It is primarily Buddhist. To discourage Christian converts, the government imposes restrictions to the health care, education, and employment of believers. Their lives would be easier if they would renounce their faith, even if they only pretended to renounce it. But they choose not to. Their faith is more important than these things.
Back in the US, being a Christian is, for the most part, no more difficult than being a nonbeliever. Our team, me included, needs to remember our brothers and sisters in Bhutan in our prayers.
More info on Bhutan from Voice of the Martyrs site: Bhutan is one of the smallest and least developed economies in the world. Secret believers are estimated to number between 3000-6000. VOM sponsors an underground Bible school that is training 30 to 40 pastors. For current news on Bhutan, click these links: Open Doors and Voice of the Martyrs.
COMING UP: Next WEDNESDAY we begin a new fiction series highlighting a different country each time, called “A Normal Christian in Iran.”