Day 2

Sudan, North Africa
Population: 39,614,000
Chief of State: President Omar al-Bashir
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh
Christians: 5%
Evangelical Christians: 0.4%
Dominant Religion: Islam
Persecution Ranking: 6th
Life Expectancy: 59.8 Years
Literacy Rate: 71.9%
Population Below Poverty Line: 46.5%
Refugees Living in Sudan: 2,498,776

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The people of Sudan have been demonstrating in a popular rebellion. They are rejecting the National Congress Party regime. The disenfranchised Sudanese people have been languishing under poverty, deprivation, murder and displacement during three lean decades of oppressive arbitrary rule led by the Khartoum branch of the global terrorist Muslim Brotherhood Movement. Pray that the yearnings of the people will be heard. Pray that God will raise leaders with proper ideology (The Bible, Exodus 2:23).

Sudan’s Uprising: Dealings with remnants of al-Bashir

South Sudan, North Africa
Population: 12,153,000
Chief of State: President Salva Kiir Mayardit
Head of Gov.: President Salva Kiir Mayardit
Christians: 58.1%
Evangelical Christians: 11.3%
Dominant Religion: Christianity
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 62.04 Years
Literacy Rate: 27%
Population Below Poverty Line: 50.6
Refugees Living in South Sudan: 2,093,729

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As politicians in South Sudan struggle to implement a lasting peace agreement, religious leaders are working hard at grassroots level to build a culture of peace and reconciliation. The Lutheran World Federation has been aiding South Sudanese through humanitarian work. It supports human rights and advocacy by churches there. South Sudan Council of Churches are spearheading dialogue in the country through what the Pentecostal Church leader describes as the “three pillars of peace.” Pray that the peace strategy will yield good results. Pray that forgiveness and reconciliation will be promoted (The Bible, 2 Corinthians 5:18).

Churches in South Sudan promote “three pillars of peace”

Afghanistan, South Asia
Population: 32,564,000
Chief of State: President Ashraf Ghani
Head of Gov.: President Ashraf Ghani
Christians: 0.1%
Evangelical Christians: 0.0%
Dominant Religion: Islam
Persecution Ranking: 2nd
Life Expectancy: 60.93 Years
Literacy Rate: 31%
Population Below Poverty Line: 36%
Refugees Living in Afghanistan: 1,324,996

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In a small town, Christians discovered that no one was sharing the Gospel with the Uzbek speakers who live there. A small team has now begun to focus on reaching these people with God’s Word. One of their desires would be to see Uzbek Christians come and join this ministry. Pray that God will call Uzbek speakers to come and live in Afghanistan to share the Gospel and share life with these unreached peoples (The Bible, Hebrews 13:16 ). Source: Christians in the region