Day 10

AUGUST | 2021

Indonesia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

In the face of ongoing restrictions related to COVID-19, one Christian ministry has gone online to reach Indonesians with the Gospel by offering English language training. As many Indonesians are seeking to improve their English fluency, the program matches Indonesians with English speakers who meet online to practice speaking. Conversations frequently turn to spiritual matters. Pray that these conversations will all be fruitful and engaging. Today, we pray with holy faith that God will open the hearts and minds of many through this ministry (The Bible, Luke 24:32).

Source: Christian workers in the region

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Having Southeast Asia’s strongest economy, Indonesia is also one of the G20’s wealthiest. 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 24 million people, with church growth continuing to increase. While Christianity is not illegal, provincial laws can override it and Islamic law is often used. President Widodo plans to shift Indonesia from secularism to Islamization. Elevated levels of Christian persecution appear imminent.

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
30
REFUGEES
11,186
LIFE EXPECTANCY
72.45 yrs
LITERACY RATE
92.8%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
11.7%