Day 6

MAY | 2022

Guinea

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

It is heartbreaking to know that nearly 60 percent of women and girls aged 15-49 in Papua New Guinea have experienced some form of physical sexual violence. This is almost twice the global average. These affected people are depressed and despairing. A health support group, backed by the UN, is educating young people and supporting survivors of gender-based violence. The outreach work at schools and communities will help cut physical and sexual violence, educate on sexual and reproductive health, and the prevention of sexually transmitted infections. Pray that the clinical and community outreach by the Family Health Association will protect the lives of young girls and help them complete their education. Pray for those rendering the good work and sharing what they have. God is pleased with these kinds of sacrifices (The Bible, Hebrews13:16).

Source:

https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/05/1117642

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Guinea, relatively a peaceful country is jolted by the coup which ousted Guinea’s President Alpha Condé and the leader has said a new “union” government would be formed in weeks. Col Mamady Doumbouya told ministers who served in Mr. Condé’s government that there would be no witch-hunt against former officials. President Condé remains in detention, but his fate is unclear. The UN, African Union, and regional body Ecowas have condemned the coup and called for a return to civilian rule.

CHIEF OF STATE
Col Mamady Doumbouya
HEAD OF GOV.
Col Mamady Doumbouya
POPULATION
12,395,924
CHRISTIANS
4.3%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.7%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
9,047
LIFE EXPECTANCY
60.08 yrs
LITERACY RATE
41%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
47%

Day 6

JUNE | 2022

Thailand

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Dozens of clinics and support groups are emerging in Thailand for people who are experiencing post-COVID-19 syndrome, or long COVID. The clinics help to treat the ongoing or recurring symptoms while support groups help address mental health side effects. Pray for complete healing and restoration. Praise God that those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint. Pray that everyone in Thailand will encounter the life-giving power of Jesus Christ (The Bible, Isaiah 40:31).

Source: Long COVID clinics mushroom in Thailand as survivors tackle after-effects (Thai PBS)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Thailand means “Land of the free;” however, many are in bondage. Despite a relatively stable and industrialized economy, slavery, sex tourism and trafficking, drugs, and organized crime are rampant. A constitutional monarchy since 1932, a new king ascended the throne at the end of 2016 and signed a new military-drafted constitution in 2017 designed to pave the way for a return to democracy after numerous coups. However, critics say the new constitution has only strengthened the sweeping, unchecked, and unaccountable military powers.

CHIEF OF STATE
King Maha Vajiralongkorn
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Prayuth Chan-ocha
POPULATION
68,863,514
CHRISTIANS
1.3%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.5%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Buddhism
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
64,476
LIFE EXPECTANCY
74.5 yrs
LITERACY RATE
93.5%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
13.2%