Day 29

SEPTEMBER | 2022

Jordan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid visited Jordan and had a meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi at al-Husseiniya Palace in Amman. Israel has announced plans to advance the construction of a previously approved multimillion-dollar joint industrial park with Jordan along the two countries’ shared border. The decision for the project, dubbed the “Jordan Gateway”, came during an Israeli government cabinet meeting. It is considered as a good peace agreement with Jordan and Israel, and the project will be a breakthrough that will contribute greatly to developing and strengthening the region. The project is estimated to cost about 200 million Israeli shekels. Pray for people to benefit through the projects and to believe in Christ for new beginnings for a better future (The Bible, Job 8:7).

Source:

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/8/1/israel-and-jordan-advance-plans-to-complete-joint-industrial-park

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Jordan is listed in 38th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein has been King of Jordan. Bisher Al-Khasawneh is the incumbent Prime Minister since 12 October 2020. There are about 8 million people living in Jordan. The original inhabitants of Jordan are the nomadic Bedouin people and many of their traditions still shape the culture, such as in the provision of hospitality.  The prices for food and petrol increase constantly with salaries remaining at the same level. This is a particular challenge. Poverty is on the rise. Jordan’s major population is Muslim; there is a small percentage of Christians. However, Jordanian Christians often live in isolation from Muslims.

CHIEF OF STATE
King Abdullah II
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Abdullah Ensour
POPULATION
8,118,000
CHRISTIANS
2.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.3%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
38
REFUGEES
672,930
LIFE EXPECTANCY
73.90 yrs
LITERACY RATE
93.4%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
14.2%