A Pioneering Effort
TARGET DATES: JANUARY / 2015
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Christians are denied religious freedom
and are persecuted in various ways. Church buildings are forbidden
with few exceptions. Most fellowships meet in homes. A Bhutanese,
who becomes a Christian, can face the loss of citizenship and other
benefits, such as health care, free education, employment, and even
in some cases access to electricity and water. Despite this, groups
of believers are forming and increasing across the country. Two
pastors, who were scheduled to come to InterComm's Set-Up Meetings
in Jaigaon, India, could not attend, as they were detained by the
police for their Christian activities.
Dzongkha is the
official language of the country
but Nepali is also spoken due to the large numbers of Nepali
immigrants that have come into the country. The Buddhist Bhutanese
majority has suppressed the Nepali culture and language. Many
Nepalis remain in refugee camps where Christian fellowships are
being formed. The number of believers among these people is growing.
In late March, Lane and Jill Anderson, met with a group of 5
Christian Bhutanese leaders, led by
our long-term contact in Bhutan. Due to the difficulty and expense
in obtaining a visa for Bhutan, we met in the border town of Jaigaon,
India. We were small in number, but the men who met us are the best
Christian translators in the country, well known for their good
work. The prospect of 5 Christian films in the Dzongkha language was
enthusiastically received. Their first choice was the film, TASHI
FROM TIBET. This dramatic motion picture speaks to the mind set of a
Buddhist considering Christianity, and the Tibetans in the film
mirror the Bhutanese people.
PILGRIM'S PROGRESS was
their next choice along with the Indian film, JOURNEY TO THE SKY,
the story of Sadhu Sundar Singh. Two children's films are yet to be
Can you pray about
your part in this pioneering effort. The men we met with are excited
about the prospect of being able to show these films in homes and
small meeting groups, where they will not draw attention to
themselves, but be able to present the Gospel in a non-threatening
way. The only other known Christian Media in the country is the
JESUS Film in the Dzongkha language.
How Can You Participate?
Funding Will Be
This is a pioneering work. You can be a big part in spreading the
Gospel in this country for years to come through the dubbing of
these films into Dzongkha. Could you pray about your financial part
in this Project. The Committee wants the InterComm Team to return in
January or 2015, as this is the school break for the country,
freeing up students and others for work on the Project.
Prayer Will Be
Essential. Satan owns this country. Prayer will be vital to the
Project's success, the implementation of the Media, and the safety
of those involved. You can join in the blessing of this Project by
joining our Prayer Warriors from around the world.
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