Day 14

JUNE | 2022

Albania

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The Albanian parliament has been going through the process of electing a new president. This is done in up to five rounds. Candidates must be proposed by at least 20 lawmakers of the 140-seat parliament and in the first three rounds, the winner must secure at least three-fifths of the votes. In the first round, no candidates were nominated. Pray for a godly leader to be elected. Pray that the new leadership will support religious freedoms and allow the church to continue to grow. Declare over Albania that though the wages of sin is death, God has given Albanians the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ (The Bible, Romans 6:23).

Source: Albanian Parliament Fails to Elect a President in 1st Vote (US News)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Albania was once the poorest nation in Europe, but poverty has been cut by more than half and the economy continues to show positive signs of growth. Despite having a well-known mob, Albania made notable steps in combating drugs, weapons, and human trafficking. Reconstruction after the devastating earthquake in November 2019 had only just started when the COVID-19 pandemic began, and progress has remained slow throughout the year. The process of Albania’s accession to the European Union is ongoing.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Bujar Nishani
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Edi Rama
POPULATION
3,029,000
CHRISTIANS
26.7%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.4%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
8,032
LIFE EXPECTANCY
77.54 yrs
LITERACY RATE
96.8%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
14.3%

Day 14

JUNE | 2022

Morocco

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

In a most fascinating story, the world’s only nonuplets celebrate their first birthday in Morocco. The family will celebrate the occasion with the caregivers and nurses of the clinic. The five baby girls and four boys are still in the care of the clinic where they were born. The nine babies – nonuplets – born to a Malian woman celebrated their first birthday on May 4. The world’s only nonuplets have achieved the Guinness World Records title for the most children delivered at a single birth to survive. Their father, Abdelkader Arby, an officer in the Malian army, has told that all the babies are in perfect health. Although they are crawling, some are sitting and can even walk, but they are still in the care of the clinic in Morocco where they were born. The mother, 26-year-old Halima Cisse from Timbuktu in northern Mali, has also recovered well. Pray for the Moroccans to comprehend that God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life (The Bible, John 3:16).

Source:

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/offbeat/worlds-only-nonuplets-celebrate-their-first-birthday-in-morocco

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The Kingdom of Morocco is ranked 27th on the 2021 World Watch List for Christian persecution. The King of Morocco is Mohammed VI. This North African nation borders the Atlantic Ocean in the west, the Mediterranean Sea in the north; it shares maritime borders with Portugal and Spain. Morocco borders Algeria in the east and Western Sahara in the south. The non-self-governing territory, claimed by Morocco, borders Mauritania in the Moroccan-controlled part of Western Sahara.

CHIEF OF STATE
King Mohammed VI
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Abdelilah Benikrane
POPULATION
33,323,000
CHRISTIANS
0.2%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
27
REFUGEES
3,048
LIFE EXPECTANCY
76.71 yrs
LITERACY RATE
67.1%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
15%