Day 4

SEPTEMBER | 2022

Guinea-Bissau

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

ECOWAS is the Economic Community of West African States. Established via the treaty of Lagos. It is a 15-member regional group with a mandate of promoting economic integration in all fields of activity of the constituting countries. President Volodymyr Zelensky held the first conversation in the history of bilateral relations with President of Guinea-Bissau Umaro Sissoco Embaló. The leaders discussed support in international organizations. He expressed Ukraine’s readiness to be a food security guarantor in the region. Pray for Guinea-Bissau, one of the least developed countries in the world. Pray for this small country with 1.8 million inhabitants and over 70 per cent of its population living below the poverty line (The Bible, Job 29:12).

Source:

https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3543647-ukraine-ready-to-be-food-security-guarantor-in-region-zelensky-tells-president-of-guineabissau.html

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Umaro Sissoco Embalo is the President of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau since 27 February 2020. Nuno Gomes Nabiam is the Prime Minister since 28 February 2020. Guinea-Bissau is one of the world’s poorest countries, relying on revenues from raising a cashew crop to feed most families, and its economy depends greatly on foreign aid. Outside of the agricultural sector, the government struggles to pay its workers. There are suspicions that the country aids the Latin American cocaine trade as the narcotic reaches Europe.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Umaro Sissoco Embaló
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Nuno Gomes Nabiam
POPULATION
1,874,303
CHRISTIANS
11.5%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
1.8%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
8,807
LIFE EXPECTANCY
54.27 yrs
LITERACY RATE
55.3%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
Unknown

Day 4

SEPTEMBER | 2022

Japan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

In the seventh wave of COVID-19, Japan is experiencing an increase in COVID-19-related deaths, as the BA.5 subvariant of Omicron sweeps the nation. The daily number of deaths is expected to surpass that of the previous wave as facilities for the elderly have been greatly impacted. Pray that the God of comfort will minister to those who are grieving the deaths of loved ones. Pray that many will be hungry for the love and comfort, peace, and grace that can only come through Jesus Christ. May the hearts of many in Japan be softened, and pray for a new beginning to happen in Japan – that a wave of salvations will sweep the land (The Bible, Acts 2:47).

Source: Japan COVID deaths up sevenfold over month amid latest virus wave (The Japan Times)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

An archipelago of 6,852 islands, Japan has the world’s third-largest economy and is a major donor for world crises. Three-quarters of the nation’s population lives in big cities; this together with one of the world’s most aging populations has resulted in specific needs in rural areas as young people all move to the cities in search of work. A strong traditional core has been flanked by a progressive younger generation valuing Western culture and ideas. Japan suffers from a high suicide rate, the leading cause of death for those under 30.

CHIEF OF STATE
Emperor Naruhito
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Fumio Kishida
POPULATION
126.3 million
CHRISTIANS
2.2%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.6%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Shintoism
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
12,491
LIFE EXPECTANCY
84.74 yrs
LITERACY RATE
99%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
16%
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