Nations to Pray For

Malawi (AFRICA)

Population: 20,383,557

Languages: English, Chichewa, Chinyanja, Chiyao, Chitumbuka

Religions: Roman Catholic, CCAP, Muslim

People: Economic growth of the 1970s and 1980s at the cost of an oppressive dictatorship until 1994; country has unreliable power, poor telecommunication infrastructure, water shortages, and inadequate roadways, along with corruption in government.

What to Pray About: Drought (2016) and ongoing armyworm disaster on crops (since 2017). High number of AIDS orphans. Gospel witness – Pastor Malamulo Chindongo of Antioch Baptist Church (Blantyre); Pastor Newton Chilingulo of Reformation Bible Church (Lilongwe); Pastors Brino Kumwenda, Kondwani N’goma, and Anthony Zuze of Christlike Church (Mzuzu); Pastor Kondwani Nyanda of Grace Bible Church (Lilongwe); Pastor Frank Maxson of Grace Bible Church (Zomba).

Malaysia (ASIA)

Population: 33,417,000

Languages: Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese dialects, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai

Religions: Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Confucianist, Daoist

People: Freedom of religion, though Islam is state religion. Multiplicity of cultures and religions has prevented national unity. Malaysians are trafficked by leaders to build and maintain power.

What to Pray About: Prevalent sex trafficking; situated close to the “Golden Triangle” which produces some of the world’s largest amounts of opium. Gospel witness – Serdang Grace Baptist Church; Melaka RBC; Grace RBC; Kuala Kubu Chapel; JB First Community; Miri RBC; Shalom RBC; Ebenezer RBC; Ipoh East RBC; Puchong Grace Church; Sungai Dua Church; Damansara RBC; Subang Jaya RBC; Gospel Highway digital magazine.