Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Jailed for Showing Jesus on the Roof of the World

The Voice of the Martyr's persecution blog has a post about two men in Bhutan who were thrown into jail for showing the JESUS film.

The CIA World fact website says that Bhutan ('the last place on the Roof of the World') is 75% - Lamaistic Buddhist and 25% - Indian and Nepalese-influenced Hinduism. So not sure where Christianity fits in there.

Let's pray for our brothers Benjamin Dhunigana, John Dai and that the church there will be strengthened just like the early church in Acts.

On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them. When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. "Sovereign Lord," they said, "you made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything in them. You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of your servant, our father David:" 'Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against his Anointed One. Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus."
After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.

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