Many of the Bumthangpa (Bhotia) immigrated to Bhutan from Tibet in the eighth century. Because of their history of isolation from other nations, the Bumthangpa do not trust outsiders. They are conservative by nature and value their ancient traditions.
The remoteness of this people is an obstacle. The area is geographically remote for many workers, and the Bhutanese government has long imposed restrictions to entry.
The growing church in Nepal is positioned to carry the Gospel to the tribes of Bhutan. Some Bhutanese are refugees in Nepal, also.
Pray for the few believers among the Bumthangpa, that their love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, and that they will be united around the truth of the Gospel.
Pray this tribe will soon hunger to know the light of the Gospel, and that each individual will hear the Gospel in such a way as to understand it and accept it.
"Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me." Matthew 25:40