This is the only country in the world which requires all citizens to be Muslim. Conversion to another faith is prohibited by law and converts face extreme persecution from family and society – often having to leave the country. The authorities exert extensive control on the people to correct any deviation from Islam. There are no church gatherings or buildings. Religion is moving towards Deobandi Islam – the religion of the Taliban, whose mission is to cleanse Islam of all other influences. There are very few indigenous Christians.
- For the handful of secret believers to grow in the love of God
- For young people who seek education outside the islands. Pray that they will receive the gospel and return to share it with their communities
- That the translation of the New Testament into the Dhivehi language would be completed.