Turmoil continues in Sudan. Thousands took to the streets in major cities this week, protesting the October 25 military coup and demanding a return to civilian government. Security forces opened fire, killing at least 15 protestors and wounding dozens.
The world celebrated Sudan’s move toward change following Bashir’s ouster in 2019. More about that here. However, “very little has changed in Sudan because you still have the same people in the various (government) significant positions; also with the Sudanese secret police,” Petr Jasek with The Voice of the Martyrs International explains.
“People who are sharing the Gospel with Muslims [are] aware of this danger, even now.”
State of the Church
In 2017, Jasek spent more than a year in a Sudanese prison for helping underground believers. See our coverage here. He still works closely with Sudanese Christians today and says the collective “big C” Church is growing.
“I have visited several churches in Sudan, and I know they have missionary activities for the Muslims. It is a very well prepared program covering not only the Gospel but also training [for] believers from the Muslim background,” Jasek says.
“Churches are aware that their mission field is among the Muslims, and they’re actively preparing church members for this activity.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray interrogated believers will persevere through great harm, and not reveal information that could put others at risk.
- Ask the Lord to protect Christian women who’ve been arrested and imprisoned for Gospel work. Pray they will not suffer physical or emotional trauma.