According to Operation World 7th edition, religion is vitally important in Africa – it is more significant than nationality or ethnicity in how Africans identify themselves. Religious freedom has increased over much of Africa in recent decades, but there are restrictions in North Africa and in some other Islamic majority countries. Persecution of varying intensity is present in a number of nations. Praise God for the freedom HE brings in Christ even in midst of persecution. Let’s pray that Africans find their identity in Jesus Christ and reflect their obedience and worship of Him in their own culture as God intended.