Day 24

Libya, North Africa
Population: 6,412,000
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Fayez al - Sarraj
Christians: 3.2%
Evangelical Christians: 0.3%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 4th
Life Expectancy: 78.34 Years
Literacy Rate: 94.2%
Population Below Poverty Line: 32%
Refugees Living in Libya: 399,935

Pray for Libya - facebook page

"We are coming Tripoli, we are coming," Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the military strongman who heads the Libyan National Army, said in an audio recording posted on the army's Facebook page. Haftar ordered his forces to march towards Tripoli after they took over Gharyan, a town 100 km south of the city. This has led to a real danger of a major face-off between rival militias and the UN-backed government in Tripoli, headed by Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj. The LNA by now has obtained control of two-thirds of Libya, including almost the entire southern region, known as Fezzan, complete with its oil fields and major population centers. Haftar's order calling for a march on the capital city came a day after United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in Libya. Pray that the ruined country will be rebuilt. Pray that there will be a leader to care for people and country (The Bible, Amos 9:14).

Libya, a country divided: From Gaddafi to Haftar, how did they get here?

Malaysia, Southeast Asia
Population: 30,514,000
Chief of State: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Muhammad V
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad
Christians: 8.4%
Evangelical Christians: 3.2%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 42nd
Life Expectancy: 74.75 Years
Literacy Rate: 93.1%
Population Below Poverty Line: 3.8%
Refugees Living in Malaysia: 270,621

Pray for Malaysia - facebook page

After two years of investigations, Malaysia’s Human Rights Commission delivered its conclusions regarding the kidnapping and disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh. The evidence suggests that the state is responsible for his disappearance, in particular the national police’s intelligence arm, the Special Branch. The new Prime Minister promised to renew their own investigations. Pray that the government will stand by its promises and get to the bottom of the mystery, bringing peace of mind to Pastor Koh’s wife and family who still believe there is hope that he may still be alive (The Bible, John 16:33).

Missing for Two Years: Investigators Confirm Pastor Kidnapped by Special Police (CBN)