Chhetri in Bhutan

Hundreds of years ago the Chhetri people group was formed by the intermarriage of several people groups that had settled in the mountains of Nepal. Later the Chhetri became fierce warriors and conquered most of Nepal. The name Chhetri is based on a word for warrior. In 1768 one Chhetri family formed the royal family of Nepal. Today the Chhetri community is most numerous in Nepal, though some have migrated to Indian's northeastern states and Bhutan.

Ministry Obstacles
The Chhetri people of Bhutan are a proud people who can easily fall into the trap of putting their hope and identity in the accomplishments of their ancestors. They need the humility to understand that Jesus is the only one who offers hope.

Outreach Ideas
There are strong believers in Nepal and northeastern India who can reach out to the Chhetri people of Bhutan.

Scripture Focus
"But as it is, Christ has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises."  Hebrews 8:6

Scripture Prayer
Pray for today’s people to realize that their works will never make them pleasing to God. Pray they trust in the grace of God found only in Christ.

Prayer Focus
As far as we know, there are no followers of Christ among the Chhetri people in Bhutan. Pray for a move of the Holy Spirit in their communities. Pray that Indian believers would lead the Chhetri people to Jesus Christ. Pray that gospel recordings would lead them to salvation. Pray for them to be discipled in the ways of Jesus Christ.

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