To everyone’s surprise, Eritrea voted “no” to the resolution that condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Eritrea’s solidarity with an imperialist Russia is a kind of survivalism. Experts guess that it could be because President Isaias Afwerki is ideologically anti-West and also because of the American sanctions on Eritrea. Some go to the extent of describing them as two dictators of the countries. Pray for Eritrea which won independence from Ethiopia two decades ago. It is still threatened by its bigger neighbor Ethiopia. Pray that the small and impoverished country of Eritrea will find peace and needed help. Pray for God to anoint the Eritrean Christian Believers with His supreme power to declare that Jesus Christ, the Son of God can set the people free from their oppressors(The Bible, John 8:36).
A small number of Christian Believers from a Tibetan Buddhist background are involved in sharing the Gospel with Tibetans in Tibet and surrounding nations, as well as online. Pray that as they share their testimonies, the power of God will testify to the truth of Jesus Christ. Pray for protection over these Believers and ask God to continue to open the doors for their ministry. Pray that signs and wonders will accompany the Gospel message. When the 72 that Jesus sent out returned, they proclaimed, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in Your name.” That is the power of God and the name of Jesus (The Bible, Luke 10:17).
Source: Christian workers in the region
The use of forbidden chemical weapons in Syria caused tens of thousands of civilian deaths. There is a warning that chemical attacks on Ukraine by Russia may be possible. Investigations are on to see whether Russia used such evil tactics in the war. At the same time, the continuous civil war has caused havoc in the life of Syrians, especially women and children. They go through chronic and high levels of violence, neglect, and verbal, physical, and sexual abuse. Young boys are recruited into armed groups, indoctrinated, and live without a future. The widows undergo gender-based violence and are denied humanitarian aid. Pray for the unfortunate girls to have their rights to education. Pray for the widows to find work to find means for their survival. Pray that God sends forth His tremendous power and supremacy over the country of Syria. Pray for the Syrian Christian Believers to increase in faith and bravely endure the distress and desperation (The Bible, Psalm 27:1).
In April, hundreds of young people took part in a peaceful protest asking the government to make some changes to economic policy. After the protest disbanded, some young people were caught by police and beaten, and the footage went viral. The following day, more young people returned to protest police brutality resulting in Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai coming to speak with the youth and agreeing to an extraordinary session to try and meet their demands. Pray for integrity and righteousness to spring up in Mongolia. Pray for the young generations to meet Jesus. Praise God that the great and mighty God knows the name of each of these youth (The Bible, Psalm 147:4-5).