Day 11

JANUARY | 2022

Laos

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The communist government and Buddhist leaders both harass and intimidate the Church. Bless those who seek to be more lenient and ask God to raise them up into positions of greater influence.

Bless the small but growing Church in Laos with a bold and loving witness for Jesus.

Bless the government and authorities in Laos so they may recognize that Christians bring blessing into communities.

Father God, we thank You that You love Laos and are continuing to grow Your Church in this great nation (The Bible, 1 John 3:1).

Source: WIN

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Laos is one of the world’s few remaining communist states, enduring as a one-party socialist Marxist republic supported financially by China and Vietnam. Economic progress was made in the last few years, with poverty, education, and health outcomes improved, but COVID-19 has significantly set back the pace of this growth. At one point, persecution of Christian Believers was mandated by the federal government, however, their stance has changed over the last two decades.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Chuomaly Sayasone
HEAD OF GOV.
President Thongsing Thammavong
POPULATION
6,912,000
CHRISTIANS
3.2%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
2.1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Buddhism
PERSECUTION RANKING
22
REFUGEES
7,559
LIFE EXPECTANCY
63.88 yrs
LITERACY RATE
73%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
22%

Day 11

JANUARY | 2022

Western Sahara

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Prince of Peace, bless Western Sahara with a peaceful settlement with Morocco. Let them shun the idea that war is the only solution.

Loving God, bless the people suffering from the fighting with constructive ways of making a peaceful living.

Bless those facing hardships without freedom of expression and other human rights by the repressive government.

Lord, we lift the oppressed and the socially suppressed people of Western Sahara. May they have the chance to hear the good news of Jesus Christ and experience salvation through Him. (The Bible, Proverbs 11:25).

Source:  WIN prayer points

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Western Sahara is one of the most sparsely populated territories in the world, mainly consisting of desert flatlands. It has been a disputed territory since 1975. Morocco controls 80% of the land, while the remaining 20% is controlled by the Polisario, an independence movement established in 1973, and the government of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. Presently, camps run by the Cuban-backed Polisario Front exist in southern Algeria, where thousands of indigenous Sahrawi people are sequestered and treated inhumanely. Public beatings are common and young children are taken from their families and sent to Cuba for re-education.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Mohamed Abdelaziz
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Abdelkader Taleb Oumar
POPULATION
571,000
CHRISTIANS
0%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
117,659
LIFE EXPECTANCY
62.64 yrs
LITERACY RATE
Unknown
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
Unknown