Day 27

Turkey, SE Europe and SW Asia
Population: 79,414,000
Chief of State: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu
Christians: 0.3%
Evangelical Christians: 0.0%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 26th
Life Expectancy: 73.55 Years
Literacy Rate: 98.78%
Population Below Poverty Line: 16.9%
Refugees Living in Turkey: 1,694,838

Pray for Turkey - facebook page

Pastor Brunson, who was released last year after two years in a Turkish prison, testified at the US Commission on International Religious Freedom saying he expects darker days ahead for Christians in Turkey. Even now the government doesn’t allow training programs for national church leaders to be developed within Turkey. This means foreign missionaries often lead Turkish churches and they are susceptible to being deported from the country. The need to see an increase in trained Turkish pastors and teachers is important.

Pray for wisdom to know how to see this happen (The Bible, Ephesians 4:11-13).

'A Sign of Dark Times to Come': Brunson Warns Christians in Turkey Bracing for Persecution (CBN)

North Korea, East Asia
Population: 24,983,000
Chief of State: Kim Jong-un
Head of Gov.: Premier Pak Pong-ju
Christians: 1.5%
Evangelical Christians: 1.0%
Dominant Religion: Non-Religious
Persecution Ranking: 1st
Life Expectancy: 70.11 Years
Literacy Rate: 99%
Population Below Poverty Line: Unknown
Refugees Living in North Korea: Unknown

Pray for North Korea - facebook page

A seemingly spontaneous and surprise meeting between US President Trump and North Korean supreme leader, Kim Jong-Un took place at the end of June. The two leaders met in the Korean Demilitarized Zone and Mr. Kim agreed to Mr. Trump stepping over the line onto North Korean soil. They took twenty steps into North Korea, spending a little less than an hour together in this historic moment.

Pray that the relationship between leaders will be protected and sincere.
Pray that humility on both parts will lead to the opening up of North Korea that we continue to pray for (The Bible, Philippians 2:3).

Trump takes 20 steps into North Korea, making history as first sitting US leader to enter hermit nation (CNN)