In the all-mighty Name of Jesus, we bless you, Nepal, with continued rapid church growth despite the growing persecution.
Bless the Christian community with unity of vision and relationship and churches working together to reach the community around them.
Bless the Church in this nation to be free from false teaching and for Scripture to take root so that people will indeed be set free from the Hindu mindsets they have grown up with.
Thank you, dear Jesus, for the amazing church growth and the mobilizing of young people into the mission field of their nation. Please protect them and give them wisdom and joy (The Bible, Colossians 2:6-8).
Nepal saw a significant drop in the Persecution Rankings in 2023. It is not ranked in the top 50 on the Open Doors Index this year. The change is due to no government backing for radical Hindu outfits in Nepal. However, Christian Believers continue to face persecution from the society in general. Persecution is high for Hindu converts who live in rural areas. While the urban areas of Nepal are more tolerant, radical groups have a heavy presence in the outskirts. Nepal also saw a marginal economic upturn that reduced the percentage of the population who live below the poverty line. Nepal inked twelve new agreements with China despite the recent map controversy with its Communist neighbor to the north.
United Arab Emirates
Bless the United Arab Emirates, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, trying to conduct a mass trial of political prisoners on alleged fabricated terrorism charges.
Bless the judiciary system of all seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates with wise rule and bring peace and justice to their respective emirates.
Bless the accused prominent academics, business people, and human rights activists to get rid of the government crackdown and persecution and be released from captivity.
Pray that the existing Emirati Christian believers will share the Gospel with others and help build transformed communities (The Bible, 1 Peter 5:14).
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a united federation of seven states. The wealthiest of them is Abu Dhabi. The country did not feature in the Open Doors Persecution Index for 2023. Open Doors, however, list the country at 54. However, it is not the same case for the native Muslim who converts to Christianity. Conversion from Islam is punishable by law. Those who reveal their faith face imminent persecution from family, employers, friends, and the government. The UAE has a massive immigrant population. They are allowed to practice their Christian faith without any repercussions.