Day 7

JUNE | 2022

Kyrgyzstan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The currencies of most Central Asian nations go in step with Russia, so while sanctions against Russia for its war in Ukraine have an impact on Russia itself, they also impact the surrounding nations. Inflation shot up while medicine and food shortages have been noticeable. Pray that many in Kyrgyzstan will be shaken in this time and will search after God. Praise God that faith in Him leads to putting off our old selves, and to be made new in the attitude of our minds, and putting on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Pray that many will find this new life in Jesus Christ (The Bible, Ephesians 4:22-24)

Source: Russia’s Economic Doldrums Causing Hardship In Kyrgyzstan (Radio Free Europe)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Kyrgyzstan remains the second poorest country in post-Soviet Central Asia. Unemployment, corruption, inflation, and religious and human-rights violations still plague people’s lives, as it did before the Tulip Revolution. In 2010 a parliamentary constitution with elaborate checks and balances was adopted, making Kyrgyzstan the only Central Asian country in which the president is limited to a single term. Most Kyrgyz are nominal Muslims, but a growing Islamic identity is concerning. A lack of growth in the Church has been observed.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Sooronbay Jeenbekov
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Muhammetkaliy Abulgaziyev
POPULATION
6,389,500
CHRISTIANS
6.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.4%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
12,824
LIFE EXPECTANCY
71.21 yrs
LITERACY RATE
98.7%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
33.7%

Day 7

JUNE | 2022

Niger

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Niger is one of the members of the G-5 Sahel group, which fights extremist groups such as the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara and Boko Haram, as well as criminal gangs. Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, called on the international community to help this African country to exterminate extremist groups. After a meeting with Niger’s President Mohamed Bazoum, the UN secretary-general said that peace and stability in Niger are a priority for the United Nations. He noted that Niger’s armed forces need training and equipment to better confront radical groups. He called on the countries of the world to fully invest in strengthening the skills of the national army of Niger. Pray that substantial resources to be invested in order to recruit more soldiers, train them and better equip them. Pray for the leaders to seek God’s help who makes kings reign and rulers issue decrees that are just; by Him princes rule and nobles govern (The Bible, Proverbs 8:15).

Source:

https://www.plenglish.com/news/2022/05/03/guterres-pleads-for-support-for-niger-to-fight-terrorism/

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Mohamed Bazoum is the President since 2 April 2021 and the current Prime Minister of Niger is Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou, since 3 April 2021. Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world where the agricultural economy is frequently destroyed by drought, making it insufficient to support the growing population.  Unfortunately, slavery is still practiced in isolated areas of the country.  Nigerian children are trafficked for labor in gold mines, sexual exploitation, and begging.  Women are abducted and sold into domestic servitude or prostitution, and young boys are kidnapped for work in stone quarries.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Mahamadou Issoufou
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Brigi Rafini
POPULATION
20,672,987
CHRISTIANS
0.5%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
147,936
LIFE EXPECTANCY
55 yrs
LITERACY RATE
28.7%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
63%
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