Day 20

Brunei, Southeast Asia
Population: 430,000
Chief of State: Sultan and Prime Minister Hassanal Bolkiah
Head of Gov.: Sultan and Prime Minister Hassanal Bolkiah
Christians: 11.8%
Evangelical Christians: 5.2%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 36th
Life Expectancy: 76.97 Years
Literacy Rate: 95.4%
Population Below Poverty Line: Unknown
Refugees Living in Brunei: 20,524

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While Brunei’s sharia law and its implications for Christians has not received much international attention, its implications for the gay community certainly has. Protests all over the world have erupted over the potential death penalty by stoning for homosexuality and adultery. Today we bless all the people of Brunei to experience the loving care and salvation that can be found only in relationship with Jesus Christ. Pray for the Church not to be afraid. Pray that they will only grow stronger in faith and in number in these uncertain times (The Bible, Ephesians 2:10).

Brunei defends death by stoning for gay sex in letter to EU (The Guardian)

Lebanon, Middle East
Population: 6,185,000
Chief of State: [Acting] President Tammam Salam
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Tammam Salam
Christians: 32.3%
Evangelical Christians: 0.6%
Dominant Religion: Sunni and Shia Islam
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 75.9 Years
Literacy Rate: 89.6%
Population Below Poverty Line: 28.6%
Refugees Living in Lebanon: 1,167,189

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The Lebanon City School District and Lebanon Police Department announced a joint venture to place a drug detection K9 on the junior high and high school grounds. Superintendent Todd Yohey submitted a grant proposal to then Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine for the purchase of a drug dog, which included a partnership with the police department. K9 Max and Lebanon Police Officer Eric Holmes underwent several months of training. Max is a 1.5-year-old German Shepherd/Malinois mix. The announcement states that in addition to the school safety program Officer Holmes and Max will be focused on school buildings, school activities, and safety and prevention methods. Pray that the teenagers will not fall prey to the drugs. Pray that the youngsters through the prevention methods learn to say no to drugs (The Bible, 1 Peter 5:8).

Lebanon adds drug detection K9 to schools