Day 30

Eritrea, East Africa
Population: 6,528,000
Chief of State: President Isaias Afewerki
Head of Gov.: President Isaias Afewerki
Christians: 48.8%
Evangelical Christians: 2.1%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 7th
Life Expectancy: 63.81 Years
Literacy Rate: 80%
Population Below Poverty Line: 50%
Refugees Living in Eritrea: 2,920

Pray for Eritrea - facebook page

The European Union is formally seeking to rebuild its relationship with Eritrea. An EU delegation met with the Ethiopian president. They also visited Eritrea, saying that the peace agreement between these nations was historic and the EU is keen to support both nations as they move forward into the future. Pray blessing, protection, and covering over the steps taken to move Eritrea towards greater freedom and respect of humanity (The Bible, 1 Peter 2:17-25).

EU starts formal diplomacy with Eritrea as top official visits (Africa News)

Tibet, South Asia
Population: 7,800,000
Chief of State: Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay
Christians: 0.3%
Evangelical Christians: >0.1%
Dominant Religion: Buddhism
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 67 Years
Literacy Rate: 35.5%
Population Below Poverty Line: >70%
Refugees Living in Tibet: 150,000

Pray4Tibet Facebook Page

A coalition of over 40 human rights groups has signed an open letter urging the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) to support a resolution opposing arbitrary detention and other human rights violations in China. It highlights the struggles experienced by the Uyghur and Tibetan minority groups. Pray for Christian ministries that are reaching out the Tibetan people within China. Ask God to open up opportunities to share the Gospel (The Bible, Galatians 5:1).

Human Rights Groups Call For UN Resolution Against Chinese Abuses (Free Tibet)

Syria, Middle East
Population: 17,065,000
Chief of State: President Bashar al-Assad
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Wael Nader al-Halqi
Christians: 5.9%
Evangelical Christians: 0.2%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 11th
Life Expectancy: 55.7 Years
Literacy Rate: 79.6%
Population Below Poverty Line: 11.9%
Refugees Living in Syria: 7,947,655

Pray for Syria - facebook page

The withdrawal of the US military from Syria was announced when Daesh (ISIS) was all but defeated. Daesh ravished Syria and reduced it to rubble with nearly one million dead, two million seriously injured, 11 million internally displaced, and four million refugees. The US withdrawal appears to be the final nail in the coffin of democracy and the rule of law in Syria. What will happen to Syria's future? The precious little children have suffered the most. Doctors at Syria Relief say around 75% of children in Idlib have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and 50% are incontinent because of PTSD. Pray for God's divine intervention to bring spiritual, emotional, physical, and psychological healing to this country; especially to the suffering children. Pray that the children will be safe and protected. Pray God appoints anointed Christian workers to help with Christ-directed trauma counseling and help to rebuild Syria (The Bible, Isaiah 60:22).

'Syria's children are its future, but it's they who have suffered most' - chemical weapons expert

Mongolia, North Asia
Population: 2,993,000
Chief of State: President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Chimediin Saikhanbileg
Christians: 1.7%
Evangelical Christians: 1.1%
Dominant Religion: Buddhism
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 69.57 Years
Literacy Rate: 97.4%
Population Below Poverty Line: 29.8%
Refugees Living in Mongolia: 31

Pray4Mongolia Facebook Page

In late January, a majority of the members of Mongolia’s parliament voted to oust the parliamentary speaker, Miyegombyn Enkhbold. In spite of widespread calls for his resignation from both major political parties, the speaker refused to step down. His refusal led to major demonstrations in front of the parliament building. The population is rapidly losing faith in the government citing rampant corruption and the government’s ineffective handling of the pollution-induced health crisis. Pray that the Gospel will find fertile soil in the nation (The Bible, 2 Timothy 4:2).

Mongolia's Crisis of Democracy Continues (The Diplomat)