Day 6

Guinea, West Africa
Population: 12,395,924
Chief of State: President Alpha Condé
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Mohamed Said Fofana
Christians: 4.3%
Evangelical Christians: 0.7%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 60.08 Years
Literacy Rate: 41%
Population Below Poverty Line: 47%
Refugees Living in Guinea: 9,047

Pray4Guinea Facebook Page
The peaceful country of Guinea hosts people who live on less than $1 a day, despite the country’s wealthy resources. Ethnic tensions increased with the country divided along equal-sized tribal lines. In recent years there have been significant riots around bauxite mines in the north protesting the destruction of the environment and loss of traditional farmland the mines have brought. Current president, Alpha Conde, was the first freely elected president. Though the constitution says he may only serve for two terms, this year Mr Conde has indicated he plans to run for a third term. Christian Believers enjoy greater freedoms in this Muslim country, but those freedoms steadily erode. Evangelical Christians number less than 1%.

Praise Report
Praise God for the relative peace this nation has enjoyed and ask God to protect this peace going into its future (The Bible, Psalm 40:2).

Prayer Requests
Though evangelical Christians number less than one percent, that number is decreasing as nominal Christians fall away. Pray for this decline to begin to reverse as churches wake up to the need to address this issue (The Bible, Revelation 3:1-3).
Guinea is in desperate need of Guinean leaders who are equipped and passionate about evangelism and church growth. Ask God to wake up the church from lukewarm faith (The Bible, Revelation 3:16).

Call to Salvation
Pray for the salvation of influential leaders in both the cities and the rural regions. Pray that they will bring many others with them into God’s Kingdom (The Bible, Acts 2:38).

Sources: WIN
Thailand, Southeast Asia
Population: 68,863,514
Chief of State: King Maha Vajiralongkorn
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha
Christians: 1.3%
Evangelical Christians: 0.5%
Dominant Religion: Buddhism
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 74.5 Years
Literacy Rate: 93.5%
Population Below Poverty Line: 13.2%
Refugees Living in Thailand: 64,476

Pray4Thailand Facebook Page
Thailand means “Land of the free;” however, many are in bondage. Despite a relatively stable and industrialized economy, slavery, sex-tourism and trafficking, drugs and organized crime are rampant. A constitutional monarchy since 1932, a new king ascended the throne at the end of 2016 who signed a new military-drafted constitution during 2017 designed to pave the way for a return to democracy after numerous coups. However, lack of respect for human rights, freedom of speech and political freedom continues to rise. Critics say the new constitution has only strengthened the sweeping, unchecked and unaccountable military powers. A staggering 99 percent of Thailand remains unreached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Praise report
Praise God for Christian ministries reaching the poor, disabled and those working in the sex industry. Pray for greater transformation in these communities (The Bible, Psalm 68:1-3).

Prayer points
The military-backed ruling party won the elections this year. Pray for justice and freedom to grow (The Bible, Proverbs 28:5).
Pray for the church to continue to grow in number and maturity, boldness and freedom from fear despite the persecution from family and community (The Bible, Romans 8:35).

Call to Salvation
With such staggering numbers of unreached peoples in Thailand, pray that the Church will capture a vision for missions and evangelism, resulting in massive church growth in this coming year (The Bible, Proverbs 11:30).

Sources: WIN