Day 29

Nigeria, West Africa
Population: 181,562,000
Chief of State: President Muhammadu Buhari
Head of Gov.: President Muhammadu Buhari
Christians: 50.4%
Evangelical Christians: 19.8%
Dominant Religion: Christianity
Persecution Ranking: 12th
Life Expectancy: 52 Years
Literacy Rate: 61.3%
Population Below Poverty Line: 70%
Refugees Living in Nigeria: 1,190,113

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The Daystar Christian Centre, a large church in Lagos, donated over 21,000 Pounds to the UNHCR in support of projects among victims of conflict in Africa. Another church in Lagos, the Elevation Church, organized a one week free medical and surgical outreach. Nigeria has one of the largest Christian populations in all the African nations. Pray that many in Nigeria and across the region will be blessed through the ministries and generosity of these large city churches. Pray also that God will give them a desire to reach out and share the Gospel with their Muslim neighbors (The Bible, 2 Timothy 4:5).

Nigerian church donates £21,000 to support victims of conflicts in Africa (Premier)

Healthcare challenges: The Elevation Church saves over 3,500 financially-challenged Nigerians with Mega Medical Outreach (Daily Post)

Maldives, South Asia
Population: 393,000
Chief of State: President Abdulla Yameen
Head of Gov.: President Abdulla Yameen
Christians: 0.0%
Evangelical Christians: 0.0%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 14th
Life Expectancy: 75.37 Years
Literacy Rate: 99%
Population Below Poverty Line: 16%
Refugees Living in Maldives: 45

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Four Indian tourists were stopped upon entry into the Maldives when 28 Hindu idols were found in their luggage. Bringing objects of worship into the Maldives is illegal. Praise God that He can be worshipped without any physical object. Pray that more Maldivians will be able to access the Bible online as it is not possible to buy a Bible in the Maldives or bring one into the nation (The Bible, John 4:24).

‘Idols’ seized from Indian tourists (Maldives Indpendent)

Jordan, Middle East
Population: 8,118,000
Chief of State: King Abdullah II
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour
Christians: 2.1%
Evangelical Christians: 0.3%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 31st
Life Expectancy: 73.90 Years
Literacy Rate: 93.4%
Population Below Poverty Line: 14.2%
Refugees Living in Jordan: 672,930

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Changes in Jordan’s personal status law under discussion in parliament should be expanded to include ending child marriage entirely. It will provide full equality for women in marriage, divorce, or inheritance. Jordan should seize the opportunity to prevent child marriage and enforce the minimum marriage age of 18 without exception. In December 2018, Jordan’s upper house of parliament adopted amendments to the law that would allow children between ages 16 and 18 to marry with court approval. “Child marriage robs girls of their childhood and puts their health and education at risk,” said Michael Page, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. Pray that the lives of young girls be preserved. Pray that these children will experience God’s unfailing love (The Bible, Psalm 119:88).

Jordan: End Child Marriage in Status Talks

Senegal, West Africa
Population: 13,976,000
Chief of State: President Macky Sall
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Mohamed Dionne
Christians: 5.5%
Evangelical Christians: 0.2%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 61.32 Years
Literacy Rate: 39.3%
Population Below Poverty Line: 54%
Refugees Living in Senegal: 17,188

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President Macky Sall announced that he would like to make constitutional changes that would allow Senegal to adopt a more presidential government structure. This would mean removing the Prime Ministerial position. According to the president, this step would speed up the reforms the nation is seeking to make, and bring the administration closer to the people. Opposition are concerned it increases the power of the president greatly. Pray that any changes made will be peacefully and carried out with clarity and good communication (The Bible, Proverbs 22:4).

Senegal headed for a presidential system (AfricaNews)