Day 2

Sudan, North Africa
Population: 39,614,000
Chief of State: President Omar al-Bashir
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh
Christians: 5%
Evangelical Christians: 0.4%
Dominant Religion: Islam
Persecution Ranking: 5th
Life Expectancy: 59.8 Years
Literacy Rate: 71.9%
Population Below Poverty Line: 46.5%
Refugees Living in Sudan: 2,498,776

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Persecution and harassment of Christians in Sudan persists, as 12 men were arrested for sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to Muslims. The government has been harassing and oppressing Christians. It has been cracking down on churches, arresting, and imprisoning Christians and even demolishing church buildings. International Christian Concern will continue its advocacy for the persecuted Christians in Sudan. It will continue to monitor the situation and is prepared to take action and urge the international community to intervene. Pray that the harassment and oppression of Christians will stop. Pray that the twelve Christian men arrested will be released (The Bible, Hebrews 13:3).

Sudan Continues to Persecute Christians by Arresting 12 Men for Preaching the Gospel

South Sudan, North Africa
Population: 12,153,000
Chief of State: President Salva Kiir Mayardit
Head of Gov.: President Salva Kiir Mayardit
Christians: 58.1%
Evangelical Christians: 11.3%
Dominant Religion: Christianity
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 62.04 Years
Literacy Rate: 27%
Population Below Poverty Line: 50.6
Refugees Living in South Sudan: 2,093,729

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South Sudan inaugurated a major disease surveillance center to enhance its capacity against infectious diseases like Ebola, meningitis and HIV/AIDS. This facility will serve as a central location to coordinate information and resources on all health-related issues in the country, including humanitarian crises. Cholera and other diseases like hepatitis, meningitis and measles are still menacing people there. South Sudan has suffered from a civil war, which has led to the death of thousands and the displacement millions. Pray that the new disease surveillance facility will help combat the killer diseases. Pray that the people of South Sudan will cry to the Lord in prayer for His saving help (The Bible, 2 Chronicles 20:9).

South Sudan inaugurates major disease monitoring, surveillance center

Afghanistan, South Asia
Population: 32,564,000
Chief of State: President Ashraf Ghani
Head of Gov.: President Ashraf Ghani
Christians: 0.1%
Evangelical Christians: 0.0%
Dominant Religion: Islam
Persecution Ranking: 2nd
Life Expectancy: 60.93 Years
Literacy Rate: 31%
Population Below Poverty Line: 36%
Refugees Living in Afghanistan: 1,324,996

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Ministry partners working with Afghans both inside and outside the country, confirm there is a significant, identifiable work of God, such as never before, taking place among Afghans today. There are mullahs (Islamic religious leaders) who have come to Christ through supernatural means who have hundreds of followers. Some former Taliban members who have found forgiveness and new life in Christ are sharing their faith with other Taliban fighters and leaders. Praise God for these testimonies and ask God to multiply them. Pray for a mighty move of God to sweep across this nation (The Bible, 1 John 4:14).

Afghanistan, a nation where Christ’s Church is growing! (IPC)