Day 10

Benin, West Africa
Population: 10,449,000
Chief of State: President Thomas Yayi Boni
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou
Christians: 31.7%
Evangelical Christians: 7.2%
Dominant Religion: Christianity
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 61.47 Years
Literacy Rate: 42.4%
Population Below Poverty Line: 37.4%
Refugees Living in Benin: 483

Pray4Benin Facebook Page

The traditional leader of Benin, the Oba, has spoken out in support of anti-trafficking measures. He said voodoo priests should not assist human traffickers in any way. Instead, he is encouraging them to use their influence to speak out against human trafficking. Powers of evil frequently work together. Ask Jesus to break every ungodly alliance between drug lords, voodoo priests, and human traffickers. Pray protection over those who are most vulnerable. Pray they have opportunities to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ and accept Him as their only Savior and Lord (The Bible, Psalms 120:12).

Human Trafficking: IOM Says Benin Monarch’s Intervention Helped Fight (Sundiata Post)

Indonesia, South Asia
Population: 255,994,000
Chief of State: President Joko Widodo
Head of Gov.: President Joko Widodo
Christians: 12.9%
Evangelical Christians: 2.8%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 30th
Life Expectancy: 72.45 Years
Literacy Rate: 92.8%
Population Below Poverty Line: 11.7%
Refugees Living in Indonesia: 11,186

Pray4Indonesia Facebook Page

The conservative Indonesian state of Aceh upholds a strict interpretation of Sharia law. After serving a 98-day prison sentence, several people received public floggings. Two were 18-year-olds caught cuddling in public, and one man was punished for “being intimate” with a woman in a grocery store she owned. The canings were conducted in front of a mosque. Pray that the Acehnese understand and acknowledge that Sharia law is a form of legalism. Pray that they desire a relationship with Jesus Christ. Pray that many Acehnese will experience the joy and freedom that comes with salvation offered with grace through Jesus Christ (The Bible, Ephesians 2:8-9).

Indonesian teens publicly flogged for cuddling (CNN)