United Arab Emirates
Source of persecution: Islamic extremism
Around 80 per cent of the population here are expats. The constitution provides for some religious liberty, but the law denies Muslims the freedom to change religion. MBBs may be pressured to return to Islam, hide their faith or leave the country. Non-Muslim groups can worship freely in dedicated buildings or private homes, but the government restricts the development of worship facilties for foreign Christians. Open evangelism is prohibited, but Christians in the country have many opportunities for Muslim-Christian dialogue.
There are very few local believers. Pray for opportunities to meet for fellowship
That Christians will make the most of every opportunity to share the gospel
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