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: No. 36
Life Expectancy: 75.7 years
Literacy Rate: 93%
Percent of People in Poverty: Not Ranked
Refugees Living in Oman: 5,000

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Oman’s economy is set to accelerate in 2019, indicating another banner year for the country’s development. Expert analysis predicts a year of economic expansion and diversification. Tourism is among the many sectors expected to lead the way. Over half of all participating business executives based in the Sultanate identified tourism as the most influential sector in the nation’s diversification drive. Tourism is already a major industry in Oman. Further investments in the Sultanate’s tourism sector are also expected to increase the number of jobs in tourism. Pray that the growing tourism will accelerate economic growth in Oman. Pray that the people and the visitors will have their eyes opened to see the glory of God (The Bible, 1 Kings 10:6).

2019 is Oman’s year of tourism

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: 28th
Life Expectancy: 70.55 Years
Literacy Rate: 99.7%
Population Below Poverty Line: 5.3%
Refugees Living in Kazakhstan: 7,764

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A Russian cosmonaut, a German flight engineer and a NASA astronaut landed in Kazakhstan in December after completing a six-month mission to the international space station. After immediate health checks, more official welcomes and events were planned. As the people of Kazakhstan followed the return to earth with interest, may they marvel at the wonders of creation. Pray that the Lord will soften the hearts of many Kazakhs, and awaken a curiosity about spiritual things that will lead people to search for Jesus (The Bible, Romans 1:25).

Crew of three safely lands in Kazakhstan after 197-day space mission (Spaceflight Now)