|Leader||President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom|
|Christian||A few thousands|
The Maldives is still a country living in two worlds. Internationally they have the image of being a holiday destination of paradisiac dimensions; on the other hand, the country follows a strict form of Islam and is struggling with unrest and many political challenges. Due to the high level of social control, Christian converts from Islam face extreme pressure from their family, friends and neighbours, once they are discovered. In several cases, the pressure is so unbearable that Christians choose to live abroad. Expatriate and migrant worker Christians can meet, if these meetings are strictly limited to their community. They are closely monitored.
You can pray Hebrews 13:8:
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”