Day 19

MAY | 2022

Bahrain

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The government of Bahrain has decided to revamp its approach to industrial policy. It wants the public sector to lead the charge now. The government will be out of the way for these sectors. The Country plans to liberalize all the spheres of the economy that will including international trade, migration of people, and the flow of capital money. The Government will play the role of overseer and enabler for them. Bahrain’s biggest asset manager has launched its first global institutional blockchain fund. This technology will help allocate funds for those who begin with startups. Pray for the competency of the city workers to improve and for corruption to be dealt with properly. Pray for the Bahrainis to see the glory and power of salvation of God. Pray for the Christian Believers to exercise their authority in Christ and free people from darkness and sickness to light and health (The Bible, (Matthew 16:19).

Sources:

https://english.alarabiya.net/views/2022/04/11/Bahrain-s-neoliberal-industrial-policy-gets-a-revamp

https://coingape.com/bahrain-investcorp-launches-blockchain-fund/

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Bahrain is not ranked in the World Watch list because it is relatively religiously tolerant compared to its neighbors in the Persian Gulf. It is a majority Islamic country mainly with Shia Muslims, but the ruling family is Sunni Muslim. Hamad bin Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa is the king of Bahrain. The Kingdom of Bahrain is the most open island country in the Gulf region and opened its doors to some Christian influence. The constitution of Bahrain officially grants freedom of religion, but a provision also states that this freedom cannot violate established customs, policy, or morals, all of which are influenced by Islam.

CHIEF OF STATE
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa
POPULATION
1,347,000
CHRISTIANS
8.2%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
2.3%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Shia Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
353
LIFE EXPECTANCY
78.73 yrs
LITERACY RATE
94.6%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
Unknown

Day 19

MAY | 2022

Taiwan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Russia’s war in Ukraine is causing many to wonder if China has the same plans for Taiwan, including the use of military force. Just hours after a US delegation arrived in Taiwan in April, China launched drills around Taiwan, including navy frigates, bombers, and fighter planes. Pray for ongoing wisdom and courage for leaders in Taiwan. Pray for the Lord’s plans and purposes to prevail. Remember that the grass withers and the flowers fall, leaders rise to power and fall from power, and there are times of war and times of peace, but the Word of our all-powerful God endures forever (The Bible, Isaiah 40:8).

Source: China conducts fresh military drills around Taiwan as warning for US ‘bad actions’ (DW)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Although Taiwan has enjoyed relative independence for more than 60 years, China has rapidly increased its intimidation of the tiny island nation in recent years. China’s overall strategy continues to use both persuasion and coercion to hinder the development of attitudes favoring independence in the “rebel” Taiwan. China’s focus on building military strength is seen as a threat by Taiwan as it continues to maintain its autonomy. Taiwan has continued to foster connections with sympathetic international allies. With a strong economy, Taiwan is a leader in computer technology.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Tsai Ing-wen
HEAD OF GOV.
Premier Mao Chi-kuo
POPULATION
23,415,000
CHRISTIANS
4.2%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
1.5%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Ethnic Religions
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
Unknown
LIFE EXPECTANCY
78.97 yrs
LITERACY RATE
98.29%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
1.5%
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