Day 20

MAY | 2022

Brunei

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Even though Brunei has strict Islamic law that would not be favorable to any Christian Believer facing charges, no Christian has yet been charged under the laws. Praise God for this and pray that it will continue this way in the future. However, given the strict nature of the laws, it may be that many non-Muslims live in fear preventing them from sharing their faith with Muslims. Pray that God will give wisdom and courage and that the Holy Spirit will open opportunities that only He can orchestrate. Many, Lord my God, are the wonders You have done, the things You planned for us (The Bible, Psalm 40:5).

Source: WIN

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Brunei has boasted a small but prosperous economy. Its wealthy standard of living surely contributes to the wild popularity of its sultan who provides free health care, housing, and education to his countrymen. The nation has begun exploring alternative sources of income as it foresees its oil reserves running out. Sharia (Islamic) law was fully implemented in 2019. The enormous international backlash against the death penalty by stoning homosexual acts resulted in the Sultan reneging and claiming the death penalty will not be applied, but concerns about the fate of Christians in the country remained out of the spotlight. Propagating any other religion than Islam is illegal.

CHIEF OF STATE
Sultan and PM Hassanal Bolkiah
HEAD OF GOV.
Sultan and PM Hassanal Bolkiah
POPULATION
430,000
CHRISTIANS
11.8%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
5.2%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
39
REFUGEES
20,524
LIFE EXPECTANCY
76.97 yrs
LITERACY RATE
95.4%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
Unknown