Bumthangpa of Bhutan

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Bumthangpa of Bhutan

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.

Ministry Obstacles

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.

Outreach Ideas

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 followers of Christ

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 for the entire people group

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.

Scripture Focus

"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

People Name: Bumthangpa
Country: Bhutan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 23,000
World Population: 23,000
Language: Bumthangkha
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Bible: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image