Some years ago in the American school, I taught
children from the Royal family of Bhutan.
They were great kids and applied themselves
wholeheartedly to their studies, respectful towards
elders and disciplined ( I never had to put them on
These stamps were a gift
from one of them.
They are rare stamps worth quite
a bit, I should imagine.
Bhutan is a small land locked Himalayan kingdom
in the north east of India.
Till 1949 it was completely isolated and
closed to regions beyond its bordeers.
The present ruler of Bhutan is more open
to the outside world and is leading his people towards
modernisation and progress.
You can read more about Bhutan at this
I reason I am telling you this is because
I want to share a mission story with you
from a land which is opposed to the Gospel.
Buddhism is the official religion of Bhutan.
Public worship and propagation of Christianity
is illegal. There are a few Christians there but they
can only pray as a family. Meeting with other believers
An Indian Christian couple living in Bhutan was holding
secret meetings. They were very cautious to change the
venue each week and maintain secrecy.
One day they showed a film about Jesus
to a small group of people behind closed doors.
When the film ended two strong impressive looking
men stood up and declared that they were police officers
and had come to arrest them.
The Indian couple and their friends were stunned and didn' t know how to respond.
But the two officers told them not to fear.
"We had come here to arrest you",they said,
"But Jesus has arrested us."
The men responded in faith to the message of Christ
which they heard for the very first time
in their lives .
We are told that they are now sharing the love of God
among their people.
This is God' s work. In infallible proof that He
lives and moves and interacts with us.
After you read this do pray for the tiny
country of Bhutan and its unreached people.
My words...will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose
for which i sent it.