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: 5th
Life Expectancy: 59.8 Years
Literacy Rate: 71.9%
Population Below Poverty Line: 46.5%
Refugees Living in Sudan: 2,498,776

Pray for Sudan - facebook

The Republic of Sudan is described as the food basket of the Arab world and the mine for minerals which make it qualified to be a wealthy country, yet its people are starving due to the absence of proper administration as a result of a series of coups. South Sudan separated from the North when the rebellion movement emerged. Throughout the past six decades, Sudan has not enjoyed political independence due to internal conflict over power, leading to the deterioration of its economy and problems. Pray that the long time suffering of people will come to an end through proper administration. Pray that the warring factions will stop fighting and go for a healing process for this nation (The Bible, Jeremiah 30:12).

Sudan’s 62 years of coups and wars

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

Pray4SouthSudan Facebook Page

After reading a book last year about Sudanese having to walk long distances in order to get water, a group of driven eighth-graders from Barrington Middle School decided to set a goal; they would raise $15,000 to build a well by the time they graduated from their middle school. They’d meet in their reading teacher’s room after school to plan how to build a well in an African nation. They are also planning their next steps for building more wells in South Sudan after this year. Pray that the drought ridden people will get enough drinking water through these wells. Pray that their thirsty souls will have the living waters for their life (The Bible, Isaiah 55:1).

Barrington kids help South Sudan

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

Pray for Afghanistan facebook page

Minister of Education, Mirwais Balkhi says that the nation of Afghanistan must fight terrorism and the influence of the Taliban through education. Boosting literacy, he says, will put an end to suicide attacks. Mr Balkhi says that both radical Islamic and government elements exploit uneducated people. His outspoken voice for improved education means armed guards accompany him at all times. Pray for protection over him, and also over schools and children (The Bible, Matthew 18:2-4).

Education is the key to the future of the country (Euronews)