Troubling trends emerge in South Sudan. A new report from CARE International says it’s one of the world’s deadliest places to be an aid worker. Religious workers aren’t safe either; two Catholic nuns were shot and killed this week near Juba when gunmen attacked their bus.
A believer we’ll call Wol describes a third concerning development: “Islam is now invading South Sudan. They’re saying South Sudan is a strategic place and that [it] will be the gate to Africa [so that] Islam can go to all of Africa.”
Islamic leaders “are mobilizing money from different Islamic countries and they’re sending them to South Sudan,” Wol says. When South Sudan became a nation ten years ago, many believers fled persecution in Majority-Muslim Sudan to find safety in the south. More about that here.
Wol serves with MNN’s sister ministry, Streams of Living Water, in South Sudan. Streams of Living Water recruits, trains, and sends believers from the Middle East/North Africa region to reach the Arab world for Christ.
“Pray for us, that the Lord may raise believers in South Sudan to come and do the work of the Lord,” Wol requests.
“The harvest is plenty here in South Sudan.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray for discernment for Wol and other leaders as they develop plans for the new women’s ministry.
- Ask the Lord to raise up committed believers in South Sudan to join Kingdom-building efforts.
- Praise God for the safe arrival of a Bible shipment! The Bibles will be used at events in October and December, with the potential to reach up to 30,000 people with the Gospel.