Djibouti

Leader:  President Ismael Guelleh
Population: 906,000 (15,000 Christians)
Main Religion: Islam
Government: Republic
World Watch Rank: 39

Although Islam is the state religion, the constitution protects religious freedom and the government generally enforces these protections. It seems that family and local community are more active drivers of persecution than government. The small Christian community consists mostly of expats. There are very few indigenous believers, and conversion from Islam is strongly discouraged. New believers often do not disclose their faith to their family and local community for fear of discovery.

Please Pray:

  • The country is 99% Sunni Muslim. Pray for a new openness to the gospel
  • That isolated believers would find ways to have fellowship
  • That God would use Christian TV and internet sites in the French language to build His kingdom in Djibouti.