Day 9

Mali, West Africa
Population: 16,956,000
Chief of State: President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Modibo Keita
Christians: 2.7%
Evangelical Christians: 0.6%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 24th
Life Expectancy: 55 Years
Literacy Rate: 27.7%
Population Below Poverty Line: 36.1%
Refugees Living in Mali: 291,615

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A few weeks after the massacre of 160 people in a Fulani community, the prime minister and his government resigned. Malians are increasingly fed up with the violence the nation endures. A new prime minister was appointed. Former Finance Minister Boubou Cisse was appointed and charged to form a new government. Mr. Cisse is an ethnic Fulani. Only five people connected with the massacre have so far been arrested and none of the groups suspected of being responsible have been disarmed. Pray for Mr. Cisse to seek God’s face for wisdom as he takes on the challenge of helping to lead this nation (The Bible, 1 Chronicles 16:11).

Mali appoints new PM days after government resigns (Al Jazeera)

Azerbaijan, Southwest Asia
Population: 9,781,000
Chief of State: President Ilham Aliyev
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Artur Rasizade
Christians: 2.7%
Evangelical Christians: 0.2%
Dominant Religion: Shia Islam
Persecution Ranking: 50th
Life Expectancy: 72.2 Years
Literacy Rate: 99.8%
Population Below Poverty Line: 6%
Refugees Living in Azerbaijan: 628,170

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A new church that has been meeting for a year has been bold in sharing the Gospel. One of the church members gave Christian tracts to students sharing the Gospel message. One of the students’ parents called the police who raided the church member’s house. The couple were charged with owning illegal religious books and taken to court where they boldly testified to being Christians. The judge fined them US$1000. They have since appealed and continue to wait for the outcome. Pray for a miraculous overturning of the fine. Pray for the salvation of the judges (The Bible, Psalm 1:1).

Source : Christian worker in the region