Day 13

Nepal, South Asia
Population: 31,551,000
Chief of State: President Bidhya Devi Bhandari
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli
Christians: 0.9%
Evangelical Christians: Unknown
Dominant Religion: Hinduism
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 67.52 Years
Literacy Rate: 66%
Population Below Poverty Line: 25.2%
Refugees Living in Nepal: 39,012

Pray4Nepal Facebook Page

Survivors of the 2015 earthquake are now facing problems with debt. The government offered some financial assistance to those whose homes were destroyed or damaged, but that only covered 30-50% of the cost of rebuilding. In the worst affected areas, 75% of the people who rebuilt homes did so with loans that they are now struggling to pay off. Even the government is experiencing the same struggles as they took loans from other nations to help rebuild infrastructure and temples. Pray for creative solutions to break free from these financial burdens (The Bible, Proverbs 13:11).

Nepal: first came the earthquake, then came the debt (The Guardian)

United Arab Emirates
Population: 5,780,000
Chief of State: President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nuhyan
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Christians: 8.0%
Evangelical Christians: 1.4%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 40th
Life Expectancy: 76.96 Years
Literacy Rate: 77.9%
Population Below Poverty Line: 19.5%
Refugees Living in United Arab Emirates: 633

Pray for UAE - facebook page

A Congress of faith leaders met in the United Arab Emirates to launch an interfaith group dedicated to protecting children from online exploitation. The Interfaith Alliance for Safer Communities will work to bring together believers from all religions, through workshops and conferences, to tackle various social issues, beginning with child abuse on the internet. The project hopes to build on “Child Dignity in the Digital World.” Abuse and exploitation of children online is not merely a risk, it’s a reality, taking place at an unprecedented scale. Urgent action must be taken. Pray that the post-modern children will be protected from the online exploitations. Pray that the children at risk will protect themselves from the destruction unleashed toward them (The Bible, Isaiah 40:1).

United Arab Emirates hosts new interfaith group