Day 20 The Chitral valley In NW Pakistan is a valley between high mountains, with a dozen languages but main one is Khowar (300,000 speakers). No scriptures. A lot of poverty. Pray this area may be spared Muslim extremism. For translation of scriptures into Khowar. For labourers among these peoples.
Day 19 Women’s education Muslim extremism bans the education of girls and women holding positions in society. In Egypt 40% of women are illiterate and the position is worse in Morocco, Pakistan, Yemen and Afghanistan. This situation is changing or has changed in Iraq, UAE, Malaysia, Turkey and Indonesia. Pray for schooling for girlsContinue reading “Education of women in Islamic countries”
Day 18 Muslim children Many die before school age, many don’t get schooling, many are very poor. More than a quarter of the world’s 2.4 billion children are in Islamic countries.4.3 million die each year. Pray that more will be done to reach children with the gospel. Pray for ministry to orphans and theContinue reading “Muslim children”
Day 17 Crowds of women who work as domestic helpers gather together on their day off in an underground walkway in Hong Kong and pass the time by playing cards and socializing. (Meagan Fitzpatrick/CBC News) These people are the most common domestic workers in Hong Kong and Taiwan with about 150,000 in each.Continue reading “Indonesian labourers”
Day 16 South African Muslims Approximately 700,000 Islam is attractive to poor, rural blacks and prisoners. It is growing fast. Christianity is a ‘white man’s religion’. Islam brings education and food. Interfaith is strong so people may be deluded into thinking Allah is the true God. Believers must reach out toContinue reading “South African Muslims”
Very small church (perhaps 700 folk) needing wisdom in a place of violent oppression, teaching on integrity in handling finances, and the establishment of stable marriages. There are many broken families (divorces) and orphans with no father.Few Christian couples to set an example. (see slides below-click to enlarge.) Pray for the HassaniyaContinue reading “Land of the Moors”
The “Arab Spring”, instead of bringing increased freedom for Christian girls in Egypt, has intensified the danger they are in. Over 500 have been abducted, forcibly converted to Islam and married to Muslim men against their will since the revolution of January 2011. A Christian NGO, the Association of Victims of Abduction and Enforced DisappearanceContinue reading “Egyptian kidnappings and rapes.”
Vietnam: As Western Influence Expands, the Church in Vietnam Continues to Suffer A McDonalds store in open for business in neighboring Thailand. In July, McDonald’s announced they would be opening their first location in Vietnam, a country formerly closed to most major Western businesses. Doors Open to the West, but Closed to Religious Freedom Continue reading “Vietnamese repression”
Muslim Hui of China who fear the idol Allah.Unlike all of the other designated minority groups in China, the Hui are not distinguished by a unique language. Their western ancestors married in to local families, and Hui people now speak Chinese. Instead, they are distinguished by their continued adherence to Islam. MoreContinue reading “The Hui of China-Ramadan prayer for Muslim world”
Last year 2012 Antonius Bawangas was handed a 5 year sentence for distributing Christian leaflets after a mob attacked the courthouse. May he be strengthened, encouraged, rejoice, a good witness and pray for his persecutors.