Day 10

DECEMBER | 2021

Indonesia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Most of the persecution of the Church in Indonesia comes from Muslim extremists who can be influential in local communities. We speak out that the Lord is on the side of His Church in Indonesia. Despite anger from extremists that can be directed towards Christians, we declare that the Lord is Emmanuel – God with us; He is with Christians in Indonesia, present in their suffering, and in their joys. He is moving in power in this nation that has a strong and growing Church. Praise the Lord! (The Bible, Psalm 124:2).

Source: Indonesia (Voice of the Martyrs)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Having Southeast Asia’s strongest economy, Indonesia is also one of the G20’s wealthiest. It is the world’s fourth most populous nation. It also has the largest concentration of Muslims, yet Indonesia has an astonishingly high level of Christian presence. More than ten percent of the population are Christians, over 28 million people, with church growth continuing to increase. While Christianity is not illegal, provincial laws can override it and Islamic law is sometimes used. Muslim extremists continue to spread anti-Christian messages in the public sector.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Joko Widodo
HEAD OF GOV.
President Joko Widodo
POPULATION
255.9 million
CHRISTIANS
12.9%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
2.8%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
47
REFUGEES
11,186
LIFE EXPECTANCY
72.45 yrs
LITERACY RATE
92.8%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
11.7%