Amid the diplomatic dispute between India and Maldives, the island’s two main opposition parties have voiced their concerns with the President. The MDP and Democrats are worried that alienating any development partner, particularly a long-standing ally, will have dire consequences. They believe that stability and security in the Indian Ocean are crucial to Maldives’ stability and security.
We pray for transparency and ask God to reveal the Maldivian government’s hidden agendas in Jesus’ Name (The Holy Bible, John 16:13).
The Maldives is Asia’s smallest country by area and population known for its lucrative tourism industry in its fantastically beautiful coral reefs and islands. In an extremely closed country where the only permitted religion is Islam and any Christian influence is repressed, only a handful of secret Believers are known to exist. Only the book of Luke and Acts have been translated into the local language and it is difficult to get these Bible portions into the country. Some success has been experienced in reaching Maldivians who live abroad in the hope they share the Gospel with family and friends when they visit or return to live. Surprising results in general elections a few years ago saw the opposition leader assume leadership but the subsequent governments have failed to see any effective reform take shape.