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John Tamang and Benjamin Sharma
were imprisoned for showing the Jesus Film

Last month, the Persecution and Prayer Alert featured two Christians in Bhutan who were sentenced to prison without trial because of their testimony for Christ (for more information,
click here). According to a recent report from Jubilee Campaign, the two men, John Tamang (35) and Benjamin Sharma (32), also referred to as John Dai and Benjamin Dhunigana, have been transferred from jail to jail. Their present location is unknown and family members have been unable to contact them. Both of the men were former government employees who were terminated from their positions because of the allegations against them. Benjamin is married with three children. John is married with one child. Pray for protection and strength for John and Benjamin and their families.

To learn more on the country of Bhutan, click here.

Country Information


857,423 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Ngalop (50), Ethnic Nepalese (35), Indigenous or migrant tribes (15)

Religion (%)
Buddhist (75.3), Hindu (22.1), other (2.6)

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (2006)

Government type
Constitutional monarchy

Legal system
Civil law based on Buddhist religious law

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Bhutan

Pray that Bhutan's young leader, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, will hear and respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and find true peace in Him.

Ask God to increase the believers' witness in their communities, giving them the ability to lovingly oppose the ongoing pressure to engage in traditional Buddhist prayers and practices.

Ask the Lord to provide for them, especially in cases where basic necessities are denied. Pray that they will also have all the resources they need to grow in Him.


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