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: 49th
Life Expectancy: 55 Years
Literacy Rate: 28.7%
Population Below Poverty Line: 63%
Refugees Living in Niger: 147,936

Pray for Niger facebook page

Factions of Boko Haram have frequently kidnapped girls, notably over 270 from Chibok in 2014, over one hundred from Dapchi in February 2018 and another 18 girls in late 2018. While the Dapchi girls were soon released, the lone Christian among the girls, Leah Sharibu, is still in captivity after reportedly refusing to convert to Islam. A Boko Haram leader explained that the kidnapping and enslavement of non-Muslim people is justified, while doing the same to Muslims is not. Pray for any Christian girls who refuse to convert to Islam to know the peace and presence of Jesus in profound ways (The Bible, Psalm 4:1).

Recent Boko Haram Attacks Along Nigeria-Niger Border (Council on Foreign Relations)

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

Praise God that his power can move mountains. Small villages living high in the Kyrgyz mountain ranges are isolated from the Gospel. However, God is giving local Christians a vision to reach these isolated communities. Pray for them as they explore the mountain regions and seek God that He will direct them to people of peace – those whom God is already working in to soften their hearts to the Gospel. Pray that persons and households of peace will be found among the Kyrgyz people who will catalyze movements to Jesus among their own people (The Bible, Matthew 10:11-14).

Source: Christian workers in the region