Day 25

Oman, Arabian Peninsula
Population: 4,613,241
Political Leader: P.M. Qaboos bin Said Al-Said
Religions: Muslim 85.9%, Christian 6.5%, Hindu 5.5%, Buddhist 0.8%
Persecution Ranking:44th
Life Expectancy: 75.7 years
Literacy Rate: 93%
Percent of People in Poverty: Not Ranked
Refugees Living in Oman: 5,000

Pray4Oman Facebook Page

Students in Oman have tremendous talent that can be harnessed for a sustainable economic and social future, according to an executive from computer giant, Microsoft . Speaking exclusively to Times of Oman at the BETT 2019 conference in Abu Dhabi, Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Education for Microsoft, said that students in Oman already had the mindset to help the country thrive and give back to their communities. All they needed were the opportunities to do so. He also said that technology had enabled students to gain access to information they couldn’t reach previously. “We know that students everywhere, regardless of where they live, have a connection to their community,” he told Times of Oman. Pray that the students will receive direction to know their creator God. Pray that the youngsters will become prudent to use their talents. (The Bible, Proverbs 1:4).

Students in Oman very talented: Microsoft

Kazakhstan, Central Asia
Population: 18,157,000
Chief of State: President Nursultan A. Nazarbayev
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Karim Massimov
Christians: 21.8%
Evangelical Christians: 0.6%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 34th
Life Expectancy: 70.55 Years
Literacy Rate: 99.7%
Population Below Poverty Line: 5.3%
Refugees Living in Kazakhstan: 7,764

Pray for Kazakhstan - facebook page

In the World Justice Project’s 2019 Rule of Law Index, Kazakhstan is rated very low at 95 out of 126 nations. The US Department of State reported that bribes are paid for favorable court rulings in the majority of criminal cases. Though there is technically freedom of association, the UN report to the Human Rights Council said that this freedom is not extended to political parties, public associations, trade unions, and religious associations, including churches. Today we bless the Church in Kazakhstan to be free from guilt, shame and condemnation. Instead they may experience the joy and fellowship from meeting together despite the risks of state reprisals (The Bible, 1 Thessalonians 5:11).

On Human Rights in Kazakhstan (International Policy Digest)