The Freedom Scale 1
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The Freedom Scale 3
The Freedom Scale 4

3- Algeria, Egypt, Jordan

a. Stated religious freedom

b. Discipleship: A believer is often known locally by family, friends, and others on a local level and many have taken a stand publically on a national level without any government persecution.

c. Evangelism: Proselytism of Muslims is against the law carrying a small jail time and fine however rarely enforced. Foreigners caught proselytizing are either strictly warned or immediately expelled.

d. Church Planting: The national churches have been given to freedom to organize, meet, and even build their own buildings. It is made difficult for them but is possible.

e. These countries admit that they are not 100% Muslim gladly. Algeria for example acknowledges it’s 50,000 converts from Islam as Christians.

f. Ministry opportunities: The pastors in these countries are in need of training. TV and other media are also very effective.

4- Turkey, Lebanon

a. Full religious freedom (at least on paper)

b. Discipleship: Believers are often known locally and many pastors are known nationally on a public level appearing on television or even on their own TV shows.

c. Evangelism: Proselytism is legal and guaranteed as a freedom of speech. Foreigners find it very difficult to gain religious visas so usually end up going the business or NGO route.

d. Church Planting: The national churches have been given full freedom to organize, meet, and build their own places of worship.

e. These countries admit that they are not 100% Muslim but not gladly.

f. Ministry Opportunities: The need for discipleship, evangelism, and church planting is huge, especially in the eastern side of Turkey.

5- Senegal, Mali, Niger

a. Full religious freedom

b. Discipleship: Believers are often locally known and some nationally known. Pressure from family and friends is present as always.

c. Evangelism: Proselytism is legal and guaranteed as a freedom of speech. Foreigners find it very easy to get a missionary visa.

d. Church Planting: The national churches have been given full freedom to organize, meet, and build their own places of worship.

e. These countries admit that they are not 100% Muslim with no problem.

f. Ministry Opportunities: The need for discipleship, evangelism, and church planting is huge. The cost of faith will be the loss of family and friends temporarily.

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