In the end of September, citizens of Switzerland voted to legalize same-sex marriage. While still illegal in most of eastern Europe, Switzerland was one of the last western European countries to legalize it. This will allow same-sex couples to adopt children and will streamline citizenship for couples with a foreign partner. Although civil partnerships had been legal since 2007, the Conservative party opposed legalizing marriage.
Switzerland has seen a very large influx in immigration in recent years. This had caused an increase in various religions in the historically “Christian” nation. While 75% of the population would still claim Christianity as their belief system, only 4% is evangelical. In a country with a population of 8.6 million people, there are only 150 evangelical churches. The need in Switzerland is great and continues to grow. Please pray for missionaries who will reach this heavily Roman Catholic country with the gospel of Jesus Christ.