A young married woman recently revealed to our Arabic partner that she had betrayed her husband and wanted to repent. Jesus didn’t condemn the woman caught in adultery, but rescued and saved her. After praying, she gave her life to Christ. Pray for her and others like her.
In Kuwait over 50 different Protestant congregations meet weekly for worship. However, the overwhelming majority of the believers are from the expatriate community. It is hard to say how many Kuwaiti believers there are but the number to have converted from a Muslim background may be less than 20. These Christians are unlikely to profess their faith publicly, due to the fear of persecution. In 1981, a law was passed that gives citizenship only to Muslims. The Internet has become a powerful tool for sharing the gospel. Although it is heavily censored by the authorities there are still opportunities and many Kuwaitis go online looking for the truth. Pray for Kuwaiti nationals to come to Christ with a persistent heart to reach their own countrymen.
Originally built by BP, the low-rise bungalows and planted verges surrounding St Paul’s Church in Al Ahmadi, Kuwait, seem the epitome of Englishness to the locals who now work for Kuwait’s national petroleum company. However, in a country where half the population are migrant workers attracted by the oil, construction and tourism industries, the church building (with a capacity of 200) is bursting at the seams. Every week some 19 congregations from different nationalities and denominations are using it around the clock. Pray for the Church’s witness and ministry of pastoral and practical support amongst the migrant workers.
Population: 4,348,395 (2017)
Official languages: Arabic, English
GDP (PPP) per capita: $73,017 (2017 est.)
Life expectancy: 75 years
Religions: 84% Muslim, 7% Christian, 6% Hindu, 2% Buddhist, 1% other religions