Day 3

DECEMBER | 2022

Kuwait

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Kuwait’s Ministry of Education transferred about 200 psychological researchers from the primary, intermediate, and secondary levels of education to support kindergarten kids for early detection of educational and psychological problems. These would need a psychological researcher in kindergarten schools. The ministry initially allocated one female psychological researcher for each kindergarten school, provided that the researcher has 15 years of work experience in general education schools, and had passed the Kessler and Stanford Binet children’s intelligence scales, with a certificate of passing from the Department of Social and Psychological Services for the two scales. Pray that the tiny tots will be assisted in their struggle against their learning odds. Pray for these kids to learn of the Savior who loves them (The Bible, Isaiah 54:13).

Source:

https://gulfnews.com/world/gulf/kuwait/kuwait-200-psychological-researchers-hired-to-address-problems-at-kindergarten-1.1667822610002

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Kuwait moved down a little to 49th position in the World Watch report 2022 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is the current emir in Kuwait. It is a very small country with the capital city – Kuwait City- being the center of all activities. It has developed a consensus-style government. The Emirate of Kuwait functions as a constitutional monarchy with power vested in the Emir and a parliament. Kuwaiti citizens enjoy one of the highest standards of living in the world today. Kuwait has a relatively liberal Islamic regime. Kuwaiti citizens are nearly all Muslim. Christians face risks, especially converts from Islam to Christianity. They face discrimination and harassment from their family and community.

CHIEF OF STATE
Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah
POPULATION
4,621,638
CHRISTIANS
8.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
48
REFUGEES
94,652
LIFE EXPECTANCY
74.46 yrs
LITERACY RATE
93.9%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
Unknown

Day 3

DECEMBER | 2022

Bangladesh

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Christians in Bangladesh, like other religious minority groups, suffer from injustice, denial of fundamental rights, or lack of the rule of law. In October, the World Justice Project (WJP) released its Rule of Law Index 2022. Bangladesh dropped two places to 127 out of 140 nations. We speak over this nation that Jesus Christ came into the world bringing truth, humility, and justice. As we celebrate His birth, we pray for His truth, humility and justice to reign over Bangladesh (The Bible, Psalms 45:4).

Source: Christians decry lack of justice in Bangladesh (UCA News)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The third largest Muslim majority country in the world, Bangladesh, is densely populated. Corruption and widespread human rights abuses remain challenges, as do regular widespread flooding and other climate-related natural disasters. The nation’s politics continues its slow slide from the pro-independence protest movement of the late 1960s, towards an increasingly one-party-dominated political horizon.  Despite persecution against Christian Believers, the Church has grown in faith, boldness, and numbers. Bangladesh continues to host most of the world’s Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, one of the largest and most devastating refugee crises in recent years. The COVID-19 pandemic was very damaging for Bangladesh’s economic, social, and healthcare sectors, but recovery was gaining momentum until the recent global food and fuel shortages began to take their toll.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Abdul Hamid
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Sheikh Hasina
POPULATION
166.3 million
CHRISTIANS
0.4%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
Unknown
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
31
REFUGEES
232,485
LIFE EXPECTANCY
70.94 yrs
LITERACY RATE
56.8%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
31.5%