Day 7

Niger, West Africa
Population: 18,046,000
Chief of State: President Mahamadou Issoufou
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Brigi Rafini
Christians: 0.5%
Evangelical Christians: 0.1%
Dominant Religion: Islam
Persecution Ranking:Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 55 Years
Literacy Rate: 28.7%
Population Below Poverty Line: 63%
Refugees Living in Niger: 147,936

Pray for Niger facebook page

The Ministry of Public Health and UNICEF launched a program to integrate mobile phones to the health systems in order to better manage childhood illnesses. Health and community workers will send phone messages to health centers collecting data on illnesses such as malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia. Lack of data means the ministry of health has not yet been able to allocate the resources it needs to fight child mortality. Pray for children and youth in Niger to experience better health care, education and opportunities to build their nation’s future. Pray also that children and youth will come to know the saving love of Jesus Christ (The Bible, Matthew 6:33).

Innovate for children (ReliefWeb)

Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia
Population: 5,665,000
Chief of State: President Almazbek Atambayev
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Temir Sariyev
Christians: 6.1%
Evangelical Christians: 0.4%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 71.21 Years
Literacy Rate: 98.7%
Population Below Poverty Line: 33.7%
Refugees Living in Kyrgyzstan: 12,824

Pray4Kyrgyzstan Facebook Page

Recently an increase of incidents along the Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan borders has drawn attention. Kyrgyz and Tajik people who live along this border have engaged in vandalism, protests and violent conflicts, resulting in two deaths. Frequently the clashes surround the Kyrgyz road-building project along its border which has frequently had to stop work while the nations agree on where their borders lie. Pray for the people who live in this sensitive region. Ask God to give both Kyrgyz and Tajiks dreams of Jesus. Pray that the love of Jesus will build bridges in this region (The Bible, Luke 6:35).

Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border tensions flare again (Intellinews)