Day 2

JUNE | 2022

Afghanistan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Almost 10 million children living in Afghanistan do not have enough food to guarantee regular daily meals. The economic crisis brought on by the Taliban’s return to power, the Russia Ukraine war, and the impact of a drought are all taking a terrible toll on food security. Pray for generous and compassionate giving to save lives. Pray for the government to have open eyes and a desire to properly address the needs of its people. Praise God that He loves Afghanistan so much that He gave His one and only Son to save it, and everyone who comes to Him will find new life and eternal life (The Bible, John 3:16).

Source: Nearly 10 million children going hungry in Afghanistan, says NGO (Al Jazeera)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Afghanistan is perhaps best known as the birthplace of the Islamic extremist group, the Taliban. Originally a group of radical Islamic scholars, the founders of the Taliban intended to bring political and economic stability to the nation after nearly two decades of conflict. However, its radical practices brought oppression and the country’s poverty worsened. However, troop withdrawals in mid-2021 saw a rapid collapse and a return of the Taliban to power, prompting this year’s most extreme large-scale evacuation of foreigners and vulnerable national staff. The future of this nation appears grim, particularly for Christian Believers, women and girls, and anyone who had been associated with foreign intervention in the last 20 years.

CHIEF OF STATE
Hibatullah Akhundzada
HEAD OF GOV.
Hasan Akhund
POPULATION
32,225,560
CHRISTIANS
0.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
2
REFUGEES
1,324,996
LIFE EXPECTANCY
60.93 yrs
LITERACY RATE
31%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
36%

Day 2

JUNE | 2022

South Sudan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Constant conflicts have been witnessed between the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in opposition. A revitalized agreement on the resolution of the conflict in the Republic of South Sudan has happened. Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir and Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni possessed significant leverage over the main actors and used this to force an agreement.

The negotiation process will help halt the widespread violence and suffering. As such it represents an interesting case in the discussion of what fairness means in peace negotiations. Pray for fresh and proper understanding and united efforts for peace. Pray for the people to put on the new God-given nature, and be renewed as they learn to know their Creator and become like Him (The Bible, Colossians 3:10).

Source:

https://reliefweb.int/report/south-sudan/revitalised-agreement-resolution-conflict-republic-south-sudan-r-arcss

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Salva Kiir Mayardit is the President and the Prime Minister is Abdallah Hamdok of South Sudan. South Sudan, a nation of roughly 11 million people, is seen as one of the most diverse nations in the region, consisting of more than 60 different ethnic groups. Around 60% of its population identifies as Christian. Although it attained independence from Sudan in 2011, in recent years, political disputes have largely fallen along ethnic lines. South Sudan is only recently emerging from a devastating, multi-year civil war.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Salva Kiir Mayardit
HEAD OF GOV.
President Salva Kiir Mayardit
POPULATION
12,230,730
CHRISTIANS
58.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
11.3%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Christianity
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
2,093,729
LIFE EXPECTANCY
62.04 yrs
LITERACY RATE
27%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
50.6%

Day 2

JUNE | 2022

Sudan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Although the people of Sudan overthrew its autocratic leader Omar al-Bashir three years ago, Sudan’s democratic movement is all but stamped out. The historic opportunity to transition a dictatorship into a democracy has failed. A military coup against the civilian prime minister in 2021 halted hopes of a real transition. Added to that blow, self-delusion and negligence stopped governments and aid agencies from facilitating a genuine and lasting transition to democracy. The UN pledged support is at bay. Pray for the efforts by the international community to support the civilian government. Pray for the Sudanese to know that God is so rich in mercy, and he loved them so much, that even though they were dead because of their sins, He gave them a New life when He raised Christ from the dead (The Bible, Ephesians 2:4-5).

Source:

https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/05/03/un-usa-sudan-failed-hamdok-revolution/

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Sudan is listed in 13th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. Incumbent Abdalla Hamdok is the present Prime Minister of The Republic of Sudan.
Religious minorities, especially Christians have been treated badly for their faith in Christ. They have endured hate speech and terrible abhorrence. There was a military-led coup in Sudan on 25th October 2021 leading to the detention of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and several key Sudanese government officials. Sudan has been in a tenuous situation ever since a coup in 2019 eliminated the rule of long-term dictator Omar al-Bashir.

CHIEF OF STATE
Abdel Fattah al-Burhan
HEAD OF GOV.
Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok
POPULATION
41,592,539
CHRISTIANS
5%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.4%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
13
REFUGEES
2,498,776
LIFE EXPECTANCY
59.8 yrs
LITERACY RATE
71.9%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
46.5%
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