Day 26

Tunisia, North Africa
Population: 11,037,000
Chief of State: President Beji Caid Essebsi
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Habib Essid
Christians: 0.3%
Evangelical Christians: 0.0%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 37th
Life Expectancy: 75.89 Years
Literacy Rate: 88.3%
Population Below Poverty Line: 3.8%
Refugees Living in Tunisia: 1,135

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The Republic of Tunisia is on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa, between Algeria and Libya. Its population is roughly 11.5 million, the majority of whom are Arab and Sunni Muslim. Tunisia is one of the most secular states in the Arab world. Islam remains the state religion, but Tunisia prides itself on being a democracy. Events across the Arab world have shaken the beliefs of many Muslims, including those of the Tunisian people. However, It has also seen a rise in Islamic fundamentalism, which keeps rearing its ugly head with terrorist attacks. The flag of the Tunisian Republic is washed in red to represent the bloodshed by martyrs in the struggle against oppression, a struggle that continues today for Christians. It has long been considered a restricted nation, one that does not allow the spread of the Gospel. Christians face persecution from family and friends, and following Jesus risks their jobs, social stature, and pressure from authorities. Persecution has increased since the revolution, and several church leaders have left the nation due to threats. Of the 23 people groups in Tunisia, 14 have never heard the Good News.

Praise Report
Praise God for the underground church movement growing in the midst of increasing influence of the conservative Islamists and the extremist organizations such as IS operating in the area (The Bible, Acts 11:19).

Prayer Request
Pray for those who are being lured by groups such as IS. Pray that their eyes will be opened to the lies, deceit and false promises made by people who have evil intentions (The Bible, Psalm 140:2).
Pray for those who have returned from fighting in Syria. Pray that their experiences abroad will make them yearn for something new – a personal relationship with Jesus Christ ( The Bible, 1 Corinthians 1:9).

Call to Salvation
Pray for millions of tourists who visit Tunisia each year, including those from other Arab states to be influenced by the music festivals often featuring gospel choirs from abroad. Pray that sensitive Gospel sharing opportunities will happen between Christians who come as tourists and the Muslim tourists (The Bible, Isaiah 43:10).

Source: WIN
Cambodia, Southeast Asia
Population: 15,709,000
Chief of State: King Norodom Sihamoni
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Hun Sen
Christians: 3.2%
Evangelical Christians: 1.6%
Dominant Religion: Buddhism
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 64.14 Years
Literacy Rate: 73.9%
Population Below Poverty Line: 20%
Refugees Living in Cambodia: 104

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Cambodia is notorious for the Khmer Rouge and landmines. That was 40 years ago, though, and the nation has enjoyed relative peace since then. Even so, the news still reports on frequent hidden landmine explosions that leave people limbless. It is a poor nation, and corruption runs rampant. The sex industry thrives. One third of Cambodians live on less than one dollar per day, yet it is still one of the region’s fastest growing economies. Prime Minister Hun Sen has ruled the nation for 34 years, ruthlessly removing opposition. After 2018’s sham elections, the EU, USA, Australia and Japan have all moved towards introducing sanctions of some kind. The population of Christian Believers has also enjoyed relative peace, although mission work is scorned. Cambodia remains a non-militant Buddhist state.

Praise Report
A new Christian said, “My country, Cambodia, we would change if we believed in God.” Today we stand together in agreement, and welcome the Lord God to bring His healing, salvation and blessing into this land (The Bible, 2 Corinthians 5:17).

Prayer Request
Pray that the Church will teach people good stewardship of limited resources to see people break out of the cycle of poverty (The Bible, Malachi 3:10).
Pray for Christian discipleship programs that are being run in the country to teach young people the fundamentals of Christian faith and how to share it with others (The Bible, 2 Peter 3:18).

Call to Salvation
75 percent of Cambodia’s 14,000 villages still do not have any Christian presence. Pray that the Lord of the harvest will send forth workers into this harvest field (The Bible, Romans 10:14-15).

Sources: WIN