Day 31

East Timor, Southeast Asia
Population: 1,231,000
Chief of State: President Taur Matan Ruak
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Rui Maria de Araújo
Christians: 88.1%
Evangelical Christians: 2.2%
Dominant Religion: Christianity
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 69.22 Years
Literacy Rate: 58.6%
Population Below Poverty Line: 41%
Refugees Living in East Timor: 6

Pray4EastTimor Facebook Page

Homes of Hope is a ministry that mobilizes young people to come and help build homes in poor communities in East Timor. They work alongside local Christians, and also share their faith with the wider community. Pray that many will see the love of God in action through this ministry. Pray that Timorese Christians will not only be blessed, but will grow in their faith as they work in this ministry. Pray that those who don’t yet know Jesus, will be touched by the practical love of God (The Bible, 1 John 4:7).

Homes of Hope (YWAM)

The Gambia, West Africa
Population: 1,968,000
Chief of State: Adama Barrow
Head of Gov.: Adama Barrow
Christians: 3.1%
Evangelical Christians: 0.6%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 64.6 Years
Literacy Rate: 50%
Population Below Poverty Line: 48.4%
Refugees Living in The Gambia: 11,609

Pray4Gambia Facebook page

Another healthy sign of change in the Gambia has come in the announcement that the electoral process will be reviewed and mapped out for the future. The Independent Electoral Commission said that the “electoral reforms will take the form of countrywide public consultations and study tours.” Pray that this process will be transparent, brave and honest. Pray that all potential forms of corruption will be exposed and appropriately dealt with. Bless the president and the government for all their endeavors to bring the Gambia into a new season of openness (The Bible, 2 Corinthians 8:21).

‘Electoral reforms top IEC’s agenda’ (The Point)

Gaza Strip, Middle East
Population: 1,869,000
Chief of State: President Mahmoud Abbas
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah
Christians: 1.7% (includes West Bank)
Evangelical Christians: 0.1% (includes West Bank)
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 74.87 Years
Literacy Rate: 96.4%
Population Below Poverty Line: 39%
Refugees Living in Gaza Strip: 500,000

Pray4Gaza Facebook Page

Al Mezan Center for Human Rights released April 23 a "fact sheet" on violations of the people’s rights to assemble peacefully, express opinions and not be subject to arbitrary detention in the Gaza Strip. The information presented was gathered between March 1, 2018, and March 1, 2019, as part of an EU-funded project to document rights abuses and promote compliance with international law. The statement indicates that the Hamas government security service in the Gaza Strip summoned, arrested and detained 742 people, including five women, as they were exercising their rights, because of their political affiliations. The fact sheet reports ban on media coverage of protests and restrictions on the press, as well as theatrical and drama productions deemed to be anti-government. Pray that the mistreated people will be set free. Pray that the enemy’s plots are thwarted (The Bible, Hebrews 13:3).

Human rights group documents Hamas abuses

West Bank, Middle East
Population: 2,785,000
Chief of State: President Mahmoud Abbas
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah
Christians: 1.7% (includes Gaza Strip)
Evangelical Christians: 0.1% (includes Gaza Strip)
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking:Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 74.87 Years
Literacy Rate: 96.4%
Population Below Poverty Line: 18%
Refugees Living in West Bank: 750,000

Pray4WestBank Facebook Page

Senior Likud member Yisrael Katz said that his party is heading the Israeli government and, it will impose its sovereignty over the occupied West Bank. According to the Palestinian newspaper Al-Resalah, Katz said that the issue of imposing Israeli sovereignty over the occupied West Bank would be coordinated with the US. Katz stressed that the new Israeli government would not be a national unity one, but a right-wing government, noting that the former Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman is likely to be part of the new government. Initial results of the Israeli elections for the 21st Knesset show an equal number of seats for the Likud and the White and Blue alliance. However, with the support of a number of right-wing parties, Likud has come out on top. Pray that the people in West Bank will experience God’s sovereignty. Pray that Israel will do what is good in the eyes of God (The Bible, Deuteronomy 12:28).

New Israel government will impose sovereignty over West Bank