Day 6

Guinea, West Africa
Population: 11,780,000
Chief of State: President Alpha Condé
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Mohamed Said Fofana
Christians: 4.3%
Evangelical Christians: 0.7%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 60.08 Years
Literacy Rate: 41%
Population Below Poverty Line: 47%
Refugees Living in Guinea: 9,047

Pray4Guinea Facebook Page

Guinea is one of the world’s poorest nations, but is rich in bauxite. Mining provides the government with much-needed income and thousands of jobs. However, farmers have lost land to the mining companies without compensation and whole villages have had to move. Dust from the mining is causing massive respiratory health problems. The dust sediment has also clogged up streams so water quality has decreased and water sources have been lost. Pray for the government and mining industry to prosper from natural resources, but do so with integrity and care for the land and the people (The Bible, Colossians 3:17).

“THIS IS OUR LAND” How Guinea’s Bauxite Boom Affects Human Rights (HRW)

Thailand, Southeast Asia
Population: 67,976,000
Chief of State: King Bhumibol Adulyadej*
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha
Christians: 1.3%
Evangelical Christians: 0.5%
Dominant Religion: Buddhism
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 74.5 Years
Literacy Rate: 93.5%
Population Below Poverty Line: 13.2%
Refugees Living in Thailand: 64,476

Pray4Thailand Facebook Page

Thailand has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, which the army said was necessary to restore order after months of pro- and anti-government protests. The current prime minister, former army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha, has repeatedly delayed elections with the latest poll date now set for February 2019. The new army chief, General Apirat Kongsompong, did not rule out another military intervention if there was political conflict after the return of civilian rule in this election. Pray for a peaceful lead-up to elections (The Bible, Daniel 2:21).

Thailand army chief says no need to intervene if politics stable (The Asahi Shimbun)