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:32nd
Life Expectancy: 67.52 Years
Literacy Rate: 66%
Population Below Poverty Line: 25.2%
Refugees Living in Nepal: 39,012

Pray4Nepal Facebook Page

A Christian worker in the region reports that many people are coming to faith in Jesus Christ in Nepal. Many new churches are being planted each year. New Christians are discipled quickly and soon begin to share their faith with others and so new groups are formed to study the Bible. Church planters noted that there is readiness to respond to the Gospel among Hindu-background Nepali people, but almost no response to the Gospel among Tibetan Buddhist people.

Pray that there will be fruit among followers of Tibetan Buddhism as well (The Bible, Acts 2:38).

Source: Christian worker in the region
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: 45th
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 multi-faith complex that includes the United Arab Emirates' first official synagogue will be finished by 2022, the organization behind the construction said. The church, mosque and synagogue will be part of the Abrahamic Family House in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The intention to build the complex was announced when Pope Francis met with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, during his visit to the UAE. "A church, mosque and synagogue will share a collective space for the first time, serving as a community for inter-religious dialogue and exchange, and nurturing the values of peaceful co-existence and acceptance among different beliefs, nationalities and cultures," the committee overseeing construction of the complex said in a statement.

Pray that this facility will help promote the Gospel.
Pray that the dialogues will lead to many to know and accept the love of Jesus Christ (The Bible, Colossians 1:4).

Source: UAE's first official synagogue to be complete by 2022