Sources of PersecutionReligious Nationalism
Christian Population30,000
GovernmentConstitutional Monarchy
LeaderKing Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck


In Bhutan, sharing the gospel is illegal and those who convert to Christianity face severe persecution. Christians are often discriminated against when looking for work and can be excluded from community traditions. Churches are not able to be built and worship gatherings have been threatened and closed. Christian meetings remain underground, and Bibles and Christian materials cannot be produced. Importing them is also illegal.


“Being illiterate, I never thought I would be able to preach.” – Dechen, pastor’s wife from Bhutan.

Through our local partners, Open Doors helps Christian women through leadership training and literacy skills. More and more Christian women from Bhutan are standing up, speaking up, and leading more people to Jesus.

Our Work

Through our local partners, Open Doors strengthens the persecuted church by providing them with literacy and Bible training and preparing them for future persecution.

Pray for Bhutan

Pray for unity and courage for the Bhutanese church amidst persecution.

Pray that Bhutan would adopt a more tolerant approach towards Christianity.

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