Day 21

Qatar, Arabian Peninsula
Population: 2,195,000
Chief of State: Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani
Christians: 6.3%
Evangelical Christians: 0.8%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 38th
Life Expectancy: 76.58 Years
Literacy Rate: 96.3%
Population Below Poverty Line: Unknown
Refugees Living in Qatar: 1,421

Pray4Qatar Facebook Page

A community development center of Qatar Charity organized a health awareness program for children from Asian expatriate communities to promote oral health among kids. The program aimed at educating children about the importance of a healthy life, teaching them how to take care of and brush their teeth, and encouraging them to eat healthy diets and have dental check-ups on a regular basis. Dr. Reena Annie Chacko, a pediatric dentist from the Asian Medical Center, took part in this oral health awareness program, providing free dental check-ups for the participating children. She also had a session for kids on oral health and hygiene, giving tips. At the awareness program, the doctor said, “The mouth is the mirror of a body, so it is very essential to keep our teeth healthy,” motivating kids to brush their teeth and avoid the food that is harmful to their teeth. Pray that the pediatric practice will benefit many kids. Pray that the kids will come to know the love of Christ (The Bible, 1 Thessalonians 2:7).

FCC raises oral awareness among kids

Turkmenistan, Central Asia
Population: 5,231,000
Chief of State: President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
Head of Gov.: President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
Christians: 3.1%
Evangelical Christians: 0.1%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 23rd
Life Expectancy: 69.78 Years
Literacy Rate: 98.8%
Population Below Poverty Line: 30%
Refugees Living in Turkmenistan: 7,546

Pray4Turkmenistan Facebook Page

Turkmenistan’s economy boomed until 2015. During those years, the government agreed to many construction contracts with international companies to build factories and highways. However, the economic downturn since 2015 has resulted in the nation being so short of money that it has not been able to pay up on the construction contracts. Companies from Russia, Belarus, Turkey and Germany have sued for nonpayment. Pray that God will grant the right people wisdom to know how best to extricate this nation from these predicaments. Pray that those in government will be humbled. Pray also that they might seek God’s face (The Bible, Hebrews 11:6).

Foreign companies queue up to sue cash-strapped Turkmenistan (Reuters)