Day 17

AUGUST | 2021

China

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

While the international community is concerned about China’s increasingly aggressive actions and policies, we pause to remember that there are over a billion ordinary people who must carry on living their lives in this enormous nation. The Guo family were recently reunited with their son who was abducted by human traffickers 24 years ago. Mr. Guo searched all over China, became a well-known advocate for missing persons and even helped reunite seven abducted people with their families. Finally, his own son was found. Pray for ordinary people living in China to come to know the hope and abundant life found only in Jesus Christ (The Bible, Colossians 1:27).

Source: After scouring China for 24 years on a motorbike, a determined father is reunited with his abducted son (ABC)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The world’s most populous country, China is also the world’s second largest by land area. Mission organizations say that the church is the largest social force in China not controlled by the Communist Party. Authorities have continued their harshest crack down on Christianity since the Cultural Revolution. Even the Bible is being “rewritten” to better reflect the government’s communist worldview. The COVID-19 virus originated in China in late 2019 and spread around the world during 2020. China has also been devastated by massive flooding this year.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Xi Jinping
HEAD OF GOV.
Premier Li Keqiang
POPULATION
1.36 billion
CHRISTIANS
7.8%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
6.3%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Non-Religious
PERSECUTION RANKING
27
REFUGEES
301,519
LIFE EXPECTANCY
75.3 yrs
LITERACY RATE
95.1%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
6.1%

Day 17

AUGUST | 2021

Djibouti

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Bless the endeavors of Solidarte Feminine a local organization in Djibouti that provides resources to women in need in Djibouti as well as those directly or indirectly affected by HIV. Cause their mission for Women, Peace and Security to empower the women at risk with the teachings on first aid and English. Empower the Churches to positively respond to the crying needs of those affected with HIV in the communities providing medical care and spiritual nourishment. Make them exercise their spiritual authority to combat the disease and ensure proper living ethics among people. Help them to extend a loving care to children, the innocent victims of the disease. Make the training beneficial to the ladies who work in the hospitals dealing with HIV infected. Bless the people of Djibouti as they celebrate the 44th anniversary of your nation’s independence with Your loving mercy and goodness in the land. Raise the Christian Believers that together they will be like warriors in battle trampling their enemy into the mud of the streets. They will fight because the LORD is with them, and they will put the enemy’s horsemen to shame (The Bible, Zechariah 10:5).

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MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Djibouti has seen a rapid spike in CORONAVIRUS cases with the Horn of Africa nation now recording the highest prevalence on the continent as the population largely ignores measures imposed by authorities. The jump in cases is largely because of mass testing. Djibouti, with a population of about one million, has conducted more than 10,000 tests – a similar number to neighboring Ethiopia, which has more than 100 million people.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed
POPULATION
828,000
CHRISTIANS
1.8%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
24,362
LIFE EXPECTANCY
62.79 yrs
LITERACY RATE
70%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
18.8%