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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Tunisians will take to the polls on October 13 in the second round of the presidential election. Tunisia has been a democracy since 2011, when its people rose up in a revolution that ousted veteran autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali and inspired the “Arab Spring” uprisings. If Karoui wins election, it is unclear if he could be sworn into office in prison instead of the parliament chamber, or if the immunity the constitution gives presidents would apply to crimes not yet tried in court. A constitutional court mandated by the 2014 constitution which would normally adjudicate complex political questions has not yet been formed. The last parliament was unable to agree on which judges it should contain. Tunisia’s president has direct control over foreign and defense policy but can also obstruct legislation passed by the government and parliament.

Pray that there will be a fair and proper election process.
Pray that the people’s revolution will result in an appropriate government (The Bible, Numbers 27:18).

Tunisia sets October 13 as date for presidential election run-off

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

Pray4Cambodia Facebook Page

A former Buddhist named Mom, explained how she struggled with depression and lack of purpose in her life, and twice attempted suicide. However, attending a youth event run by Christians, she heard the Gospel and immediately responded by accepting the hope that Jesus offered her. She has now attended training on how to share her faith and make disciples of Jesus which she does full time. Together with others, she visits eight villages each month to share about Jesus and disciple those who are learning to follow Him.

Pray for this ministry to bear much fruit and result in many disciple-makers in each village (The Bible, Matthew 28:19-20).