Day 25

SEPTEMBER | 2022

Oman

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

An attempt to smuggle a large haul of the drug cannabis into the country has been thwarted by Omni police. The General Department of Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Control, in cooperation with the Coast Guard Police, arrested two people while they were unloading 73kg of cannabis on a beach in Muscat Governorate. It is the latest in several seizures forming part of the government’s efforts to raise awareness and prevent the spread of controlled substances. A forum in Dhofar recently discussed the issue of controlled substances in Oman. The event explored the types of substances being brought into the country, as well as the reasons for the use and the effects of their abuse. Pray for young people to shun evil ways of living and submit to God for a decent new lifestyle (The Bible, Romans 6:23).

Source:

https://www.arabnews.com/node/2140526/middle-east

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Oman is listed in 20th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. The Sultan of Oman is Haitham bin Tariq Al. The standard of living improved dramatically due to the discovery of oil. Omanis highly respect their Sultan and have enjoyed peace and prosperity under his leadership. Morden technology has vastly changed the lifestyles of Omanis. Smartphones, the internet, and social media command a great deal of the time of young and older Omanis. Oman’s population has doubled in the past 25 years and around 50% of the population is under 16 years of age. Traditional family structures are also changing. The conservative and traditional nature of Oman’s Islamic society, combined with material comfort, results in much resistance to the Gospel.

CHIEF OF STATE
Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said
HEAD OF GOV.
POPULATION
4,613,241
CHRISTIANS
6.5%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
Unknown
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
44
REFUGEES
5,000
LIFE EXPECTANCY
75.7 yrs
LITERACY RATE
93%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
Unknown