Day 27

Turkey, SE Europe and SW Asia
Population: 79,414,000
Chief of State: President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Ahmet Davuto─člu
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

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Since the start of 2019 more than 20 international Christian workers have been deported from Turkey. Each of them has been given an entry ban with a particular code that means they have been deemed a risk to national security. Upon inquiries, they have been told that the details are a state secret and cannot be released to the public.

Pray for the Turkish Church to be able to stand strong despite international Christian workers being asked to leave.
Pray that this will be a season of unprecedented church growth (The Bible, 2 Corinthians 12:9).

Three things you need to know about Turkey and its Christians (MNN)

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

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A North Korean, Han Sung-ok and her six-year-old son were found dead in their apartment in South Korea, with the cause of death attributed to starvation. This has sparked nation-wide outrage that the South Korean government is not doing enough for more than 32,000 North Korean defectors who have arrived in South Korea since 1998. Many of the protesters were defectors themselves. Emotions were high and there were clashes with police. The government has pledged to attend to this gap in their welfare system.

Pray that North Koreans living in South Korea will have opportunities to hear the Gospel (The Bible, Proverbs 15:30).

She fled North Korea for a better life. She died with her young son in an apartment in Seoul (CNN)