Day 3

Kuwait, Arabian Peninsula
Population: 4,621,638
Chief of State: Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah
Christians: 8.1%
Evangelical Christians: 1%
Dominant Religion: Islam
Persecution Ranking: 43rd
Life Expectancy: 74.46 Years
Literacy Rate: 93.9%
Population Below Poverty Line: Unknown
Refugees Living in Kuwait: 94,652

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Kuwait developed a consensus style government. The Emirate of Kuwait functions as a constitutional monarchy with power vested in the Emir and a parliament. Kuwaiti citizens enjoy one of the highest standards of living in the world today. Along with affluence, there has come a rapid increase in the population, both of expatriate workers as well as Kuwaiti citizens. Presently, over 50 different (non-Kuwaiti) Protestant congregations and language groups meet weekly for worship. There is substantial freedom to worship for expatriates, and there is little direct persecution of God’s people. It has been reported that there are approximately 200 Kuwaitis from a Christian heritage. However, public perspective is that all Kuwaitis are Muslims. National Christians usually keep a low profile. Kuwaiti believers who converted from a Muslim background are even less likely to profess their faith publicly due to the fear of persecution. In 1981, a law was passed that gives Kuwaiti nationality only to Muslims.

Praise Report
Praise God that the Kuwaiti believers have the prospect of meeting together in small groups. Praise God for the Arabic Christian media that led many to faith in Christ (The Bible, Acts 10:27).

Prayer Requests
Pray that Christian workers in Kuwait will come together with renewed faith, Spirit-led strategies, and the time and determination to carry them out (The Bible, Isaiah 40:29).
Pray that God will help the Believers to be bold witnesses in His timing and plan. Pray for more families to come to faith (The Bible, Isaiah 43:10).

Call to Salvation
Pray that the message of Christ will reach many Kuwaitis through various avenues such as social media and other forms of technology (The Bible, John 17:3).

Source: WIN
Bangladesh, South Asia
Population: 168,958,000
Chief of State: President Abdul Hamid
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
Christians: 0.4%
Evangelical Christians: Unknown
Dominant Religion: Islam
Persecution Ranking: 48th
Life Expectancy: 70.94 Years
Literacy Rate: 56.8%
Population Below Poverty Line: 31.5%
Refugees Living in Bangladesh: 232,485

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The third largest Muslim majority country in the world, Bangladesh, is densely populated. Corruption and widespread human rights abuses remain challenges. The nation’s politics continues its slow slide from the pro-independence protest movement of the late 1960s towards an increasingly one-party dominated political horizon. This year protests gathered in the capital against the forced disappearances of almost 500 people. Despite persecution against Christian Believers, the Church has grown in faith, boldness and numbers. Bangladesh continues to host most of the world’s Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, one of the largest and most devastating refugee crisis in recent years.

Praise Report
Praise God for the government’s attempts to address issues of workplace rights and safety. Ask God for more progress in the coming year (The Bible, Leviticus 18:5).

Prayer Requests
Pray for many Christian ministries who work among the nation’s poorest of the poor. Ask God for micro enterprises to succeed and for transformation of communities (The Bible, Deuteronomy 32:4).
Pray that Christians will experience God’s love and mercy. Pray for miracles of healing and provision (The Bible, Luke 6:19)

Call to Salvation
Pray for the Church to continue to grow in faith and boldness, engaging in outreach and missions, seeing many come to faith in Jesus Christ (The Bible, Matthew 24:14).

Sources: WIN