Day 27

Turkey, SE Europe and SW Asia
Population: 79,414,000
Chief of State: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu
Christians: 0.3%
Evangelical Christians: 0.0%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 31st
Life Expectancy: 73.55 Years
Literacy Rate: 98.78%
Population Below Poverty Line: 16.9%
Refugees Living in Turkey: 1,694,838

Pray for Turkey - facebook page

Pastor Andrew Brunson’s July court date resulted in a further postponement until 12 October 2018. On this date it is expected that two more secret witnesses whose identities are not divulged even to the court, together with another prisoner and at least one other witness will testify against Mr. Brunson. In the mean time he is to remain in prison. Pray for Mr. Brunson and his family to be encouraged and lifted up at this difficult time. Ask God to release him from prison. Pray that the Church in Turkey will rise up in prayer for Mr. Brunson and for their nation. Pray that all lies and false testimony will be miraculously exposed (The Bible, Colossians 3:9).

Critical update on Pastor Brunson (ACLJ)

North Korea, East Asia
Population: 24,983,000
Chief of State: Kim Jong-un
Head of Gov.: Premier Pak Pong-ju
Christians: 1.5%
Evangelical Christians: 1.0%
Dominant Religion: Non-Religious
Persecution Ranking: 1st
Life Expectancy: 70.11 Years
Literacy Rate: 99%
Population Below Poverty Line: Unknown
Refugees Living in North Korea: Unknown

Pray for North Korea - facebook page

Following the historic meetings between North Korean and US leaders, pledges were made on both sides. Some criticize the meetings for lack of actual actions on the part of North Korea. Others have welcomed the shift towards improving relations. The new Malaysian Prime Minister will re-open Malaysia’s embassy in North Korea, saying he was choosing to respond positively and openly towards North Korea following the meetings with President Trump. The Asian way of seeking a way forward that saves face for North Korea may be the only hope of securing genuine change in the future. Pray for continuous little steps forward (The Bible, Ephesians 4:25).

US Gets Little in Return For Pledge to Suspend Military Exercises After Trump-Kim Summit: Experts (Radio Free Asia)

Mahathir: Malaysia to Reopen Embassy in North Korea (Radio Free Asia)