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

For over a year, the Chadian government has enforced a ban on most popular social media platforms. They say that social media is used to organize anti-government protests which increase instability within the nation. A number of Christian ministries also use social media platforms to distribute Christian media, New Testaments and invitations to seek Jesus further. None of these kinds of ministries can operate within Chad right now. Praise God that He is not limited by social media. Pray that the Gospel message will spread like wildfire throughout this nation still vastly unreached by the Good News of Jesus Christ (The Bible, Colossians 1:13).

Chadian court approves continued social media blackout - after 1 year (AfricaNews)

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: 22nd
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

Algeria’s Constitutional Council formalized President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s departure from the office he held for two decades. Rattled international partners watched closely to see what’s next for the energy-rich country that is a key player in fighting terrorism. Bouteflika himself asked the Algerians people for forgiveness the day after he stepped down following weeks of protests and the loss of the army’s support. He urged citizens in a farewell letter “to stay united, and never divide yourselves.” Algerians face a new and uncertain era after the resignation of a man who had ruled Algeria for 20 years and had been a fixture in the Arab world’s political landscape for decades. Pray that the Algerians will turn to the Lord who reigns. Pray that they will get a new ruler and hope for a new era (The Bible, Psalm 47:8).

Ex-president seeks forgiveness from Algerians facing new era