Day 7

OCTOBER | 2022

Niger

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Praise Report

Praise God for many new discipleship groups that have sprung up across Niger and neighboring nations. These small groups meet to study God’s word together and share it with others (The Bible, Isaiah 38:16).

Prayer Requests

Pray that the indigenous pastors who converted to Christianity from Islam will step up as leaders in the tiny Church fellowships (The Bible, Hebrews 13:17).

We declare God’s prosperous blessing over the lives of the poor Christian Believers in Niger.

Pray for God’s provision in the lives of the people and all those depending upon humanitarian aid (The Bible, Psalm 40:17)).

Call to Salvation

We pray that the Christians account for less than one percent of the population present in the regions of Maradi and Dogondoutchi, and in Niamey will courageously reach out to the terrified people with the good news of Jesus Christ’s love (The Bible, Acts 8:12).

Source:

WIN

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Niger is in 33rd position in the World Watch report 2022 by Open Doors as Christian persecution is increasing. Mohamed Bazoum is the President since 2 April 2021 and the current Prime Minister of Niger is Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou, since 3 April 2021. Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world where the agricultural economy is frequently destroyed by drought, making it insufficient to support the growing population.  Unfortunately, slavery is still practiced in isolated areas of the country.  Nigerian children are trafficked for labor in gold mines, sexual exploitation, and begging.  Women are abducted and sold into domestic servitude or prostitution, and young boys are kidnapped for work in stone quarries. Less than one percent of the population claims the Christian faith.  Ninety-seven percent of the nation is Muslim, with 76% of the people listed as unreached ethnic groups. An increased threat of violence from militant groups like Boko Haram against Christians persists.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Mahamadou Issoufou
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Brigi Rafini
POPULATION
20,672,987
CHRISTIANS
0.5%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
147,936
LIFE EXPECTANCY
55 yrs
LITERACY RATE
28.7%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
63%

Day 7

OCTOBER | 2022

Kyrgyzstan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Praise Report

Praise God for a few Christian Believers and full time Christian workers who faithfully live out their faith in this nation, sharing the Gospel and are willing to face the consequences (The Bible, 1 Samuel 12:24).

Prayer Requests

Pray for breakthroughs in relationships Christian Believers have with people who have demonstrated some interest in spiritual matters but find it difficult to make a commitment to follow Jesus. Pray that a movement of people coming to Christ will take place (The Bible, Deuteronomy 31:8).

Pray for Christian ministries to have favor with the community and authorities. Pray that their ability to operate will not be hindered by the authorities (The Bible, Genesis 39:21).

Call to Salvation

Pray for the salvation of influential leaders in both the cities and the rural regions. Pray that they will bring many others with them into God’s Kingdom (The Bible, Acts 2:38).

Sources:

WIN

Christian workers in the region

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Kyrgyzstan remains one of the poorest countries in post-Soviet Central Asia. Unemployment, corruption, inflation, and religious and human-rights violations still plague people’s lives, as it did before the Tulip Revolution. In 2010 a parliamentary constitution with elaborate checks and balances was adopted, making Kyrgyzstan the only Central Asian country in which the president is limited to a single term. Most Kyrgyz are nominal Muslims, but a growing Islamic identity is concerning. A lack of growth in the Church has been observed. There is diversity even within Kyrgyz culture: city, youth, and village cultures, Russian and Kyrgyz speakers, let alone other people groups including Uzbeks, Tajiks, and Uyghurs who live in Kyrgyzstan. This poses a very real challenge for effective church planting.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Sooronbay Jeenbekov
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Muhammetkaliy Abulgaziyev
POPULATION
6,389,500
CHRISTIANS
6.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.4%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
12,824
LIFE EXPECTANCY
71.21 yrs
LITERACY RATE
98.7%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
33.7%