Day 4

Japan, East Asia
Population: 126,920,000
Chief of State: Emperor Akihito
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Shinzō Abe
Christians: 2.2%
Evangelical Christians: 0.6%
Dominant Religion: Buddhism (Shintoism)
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 84.74 Years
Literacy Rate: 99%
Population Below Poverty Line: 16%
Refugees Living in Japan: 12,491

Pray4Japan Facebook Page

A missionary was doing Bible studies for six months with two Japanese women who were interested to know more about Jesus. They came to John chapter three and read about Nicodemus' question about eternal life and that God loved the world so much that he gave His only Son. At this point, both women finally gave their lives to Christ and soon after were baptized. Praise God for these two new Believers. Ask God to teach them deeply from His Word and may they love to spend time with God in His word and in prayer (The Bible, John 17:17).

Source: Christian worker in the nation
Guinea-Bissau, West Africa
Population: 1,726,000
Chief of State: President José Mário Vaz
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Domingos Simões Pereira
Christians: 11.5%
Evangelical Christians: 1.8%
Dominant Religion: Islam
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 54.27 Years
Literacy Rate: 55.3%
Population Below Poverty Line: Unknown
Refugees Living in Guinea-Bissau: 8,807

Pray4Guinea-Bissau Facebook Page

In terms of economic growth in the 2000s, Africa is one of the fastest growing regions. Six of the world’s fastest growing nations are in Africa. However, Guinea Bissau is not one of them. According to the World Bank, Guinea Bissau is one of the few countries where economic growth has stagnated and poverty has even increased in recent years. Two of the significant reasons for this include lack of access to credit for small businesses enabling them to grow, and secondly, political instability. Pray for stability in the new government. Pray for creative solutions that will prosper this nation (The Bible, 3 John 1:2).

Source: Playing Catch Up: Credit Access in Guinea-Bissau (Borgen Magazine)