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Eva Abdullah

A teenager in Tanzania sentenced to two years in prison for desecrating the Qur'an is being watched over by two Christian prison guards. A VOM contact who visited 17-year-old Eva Abdullah in October said he was greeted by two Christian female guards who are caring for Eva. They both promised to help keep her safe.

Eva converted to Christianity from Islam three years ago. Her parents disowned her, and when a group of radicals in her hometown of Bagamoyo couldn't convince her to renounce her faith, they falsely accused her of urinating on the Qur'an (for more information, please click here). Several compassionate attorneys have taken up her case and are deferring payment.

Praise God for sending His people to care for one of His own while in prison. Please pray for the wellbeing of Eva and her caretakers. Pray for wisdom as her legal counsel moves forward in fighting for her freedom. Pray that Eva will be a light for Jesus through this situation.

Country Information

Tanzania map & flagPopulation
62,092,761 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Mainland - African (99) (of which 95% are Bantu consisting of more than 130 tribes), other (1) (consisting of Asian, European, and Arab); Zanzibar - Arab, African, mixed Arab and African

Religion (%)
Christian (63.1), Muslim (34.1), folk religion (1.1), unspecified (1.6)
Note: Zanzibar is almost entirely Muslim

Leader
President Samia Suluhu Hassan (2021)

Government type
Presidential republic

Legal system
English common law; judicial review of legislative acts limited to matters of interpretation

Sources: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Tanzania

Pray that the gospel will be well received by unreached tribal groups. Ask God to influence government leaders tostand strong against the influence of Islam. Pray that pastors in Zanzibar will continue to stand strong despite efforts to eliminate Christianity.

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