Day 5

Bhutan, South Asia
Population: 742,000
Chief of State: King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay
Christians: 1.4%
Evangelical Christians: 0.4%
Dominant Religion: Buddhism
Persecution Ranking: 33rd
Life Expectancy: 68.3 Years
Literacy Rate: 52.8%
Population Below Poverty Line: 12%
Refugees Living in Bhutan: 23,833

Pray for Bhutan facebook page

Though the Church in Bhutan is small, it is growing both in number and maturity. As Christian Believers are discipled in their new faith, some are receiving God’s heart desire that everyone have the opportunity to hear the Gospel during their lifetime. This means there is a growing commitment to share the Gospel within Bhutan despite the possible consequences they may face. Pray that God will give them wisdom to know where to focus their evangelism and missions work. Pray that God will give them insights to help them share their faith with power and grace (The Bible, 1 Peter 3:15).

Source: Christian workers in the region

Saudi Arabia, Arabian Peninsula
Population: 27,752,000
Chief of State: King and Prime Minister Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Head of Gov.: King and Prime Minister Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Christians: 4.3%
Evangelical Christians: 0.6%
Dominant Religion: Islam
Persecution Ranking: 12th
Life Expectancy: 74.8 Years
Literacy Rate: 87.2%
Population Below Poverty Line: Unknown
Refugees Living in Saudi Arabia: 70,661

Pray for Saudi Arabia facebook page

Saudi Arabia’s first robot employee named Jeddah started work at one of the Kingdom’s government entities and has been handed its job ID as well as his required functions. The robot attended its first meeting at the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation, in the presence of the Kingdom’s Minister of Education Ahmed Al-Issa, and the governor. The robot will contribute to serving customers through an electronic evaluation system and deliver messages to visitors to exhibitions and activities. This will help Saudi citizens to benefit from cutting-edge technology, which will achieve the Kingdom’s “Vision 2030” reform plan. Pray that the innovations will be properly utilized and will not eliminate human services. Pray that the people will realize the importance of human touch and hospitality (The Bible, John 13:16).

Saudi Arabia’s first robot gets its first job at government entity