Day 31

MAY | 2022

East Timor

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

A year ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the Global Diabetes Compact, an initiative to reduce the risks of diabetes and improve access to treatment for diabetes. East Timor is one of the countries to benefit from better access to insulin. Praise God for this provision. Pray for those who struggle with illness in East Timor, to get access to appropriate health care. We also declare that Jesus was a great healer and people all tried to touch Him because power was coming from him and healing them all. Pray for miraculous healings to testify to the power of Jesus Christ (The Bible, Luke 6:19).

Source: The Global Diabetes Compact: a promising first year (WHO)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The country, also known as Timor-Leste, had a bloody 24-year resistance against Indonesian occupiers, gaining independence officially in 2002. In stark contrast to this turbulent past, East Timor peacefully transferred power to a younger generation of leaders in the 2017 presidential elections. However, the nation has failed to form a secure, strong government since the 2018 parliamentary elections. The membership of the governing coalition changed again in 2020. Half of the country, with a population of only 1.3 million people, still lives in extreme poverty. High levels of youth unemployment fuel gang violence. With around 95% of its population being Roman Catholic, it is one of only two predominantly Christian nations in Southeast Asia. Churches face no persecution.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Francisco Guterres
HEAD OF GOV.
PM José Maria Vasconcelos
POPULATION
1,231,000
CHRISTIANS
88.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
2.2%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Christianity
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
6
LIFE EXPECTANCY
69.22 yrs
LITERACY RATE
58.6%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
41%