Day 23

Chad, Central Africa
Population: 11,631,000
Chief of State: President Idriss Déby
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Kalzeubet Pahimi Deubet
Christians: 35.8%
Evangelical Christians: 11.0%
Dominant Religion: Sufi Islam
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 49.44 Years
Literacy Rate: 35.4%
Population Below Poverty Line: 80%
Refugees Living in Chad: 505,067

Pray4Chad Facebook Page

Groups of men and women sit together praying over the nation of Chad. They gathered to receive teaching on prayer and how to pray strategically for their nation. Those who attended were from Chad, Sudan and other neighboring nations. Each is committed to growing in prayer and evangelism as they seek to see God’s Kingdom breakthrough in increasing measure in their region this year. Pray that God will lead them clearly as they ask for His direction about what to pray, how to pray, where to share the Gospel, and how to build up His Church in their areas (The Bible, Acts 14:23).

Source: Christian workers in the region

Algeria, North Africa
Population: 39,542,000
Chief of State: President Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal
Christians: 1.5%
Evangelical Christians: 1.4%
Dominant Religion: Islam
Persecution Ranking: 42nd
Life Expectancy: 75.41 Years
Literacy Rate: 91.8%
Population Below Poverty Line: 23%
Refugees Living in Algeria: 99,005

Pray for Algeria - facebook page

The official notice that a village pastor in Algeria received confirmed that his church had been ordered to close. Several churches have since received written orders to cease all activities, and authorities have closed a number of them for operating without a license. Islam is the state religion in Algeria, where 99 percent of the population of 40 million are Muslim. Since 2000, thousands of Algerian Muslims have put their faith in Christ. Algerian officials estimate the number of Christians at 50,000, but others say it could be twice that number. Pray that the closure of the Churches will not negatively affect the faith of the Christians living there. Pray that God will open new doors for more planting of Churches all over Algeria (The Bible, Isaiah 54:17).

Authorities Order Another Church Building to Close in Algeria