Do you want to travel with us to Sudan? Here is some information about the country that we want to pray for.
Sudan is one of the largest states in Africa and the sixteenth largest state in the world. The further north you go, the poorer the vegetation. To the south, in the depression of the White Nile, stretch the tropical forests and the great Sudd swamp. On the border with Egypt, in the north of Sudan, on both banks of the Nile there are constantly expanding deserts. Sudan borders Egypt to the north, Eritrea to the east, Ethiopia to the southeast, South Sudan to the south, the Central African Republic to the southwest, and Chad to the west and northwest with Libya. The situation of Christians in this country is unimaginable.
Here is just one example of how much prayer is needed for the Christians in SUDAN. A Sudanese court has sentenced an 8-month-old pregnant woman to death for becoming a Christian and marrying a Christian man. In Sudan, the country where the majority of the population is Muslim, the apostasy – the public renunciation of a certain religious faith – is punished with death, reports the BBC. Court judges ruled that Mariam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag should receive 100 lashes for adultery and be hanged for apostasy. The 27-year-old Mariam is a human rights activist. She is married to a Christian man and a few years ago she converted to Christianity. The woman is currently pregnant with her second child. “I gave you 3 days to return to Islam but you insisted on remaining a Christian. I sentence you to death.” was the message of Judge Mohammed Al-Khalifa. The woman calmly replied to the judge that “I am a Christian and I have not committed apostasy.” The case is unique in the recent history of Sudan and after the announcement of the decision, 50 people protested in front of the court and some public institutions. Because marriage to a Christian is not recognized by the Islamic law, the woman is considered adulterous. She will be whipped two months after giving birth, and the death penalty will be applied, according to the Arab press, two years after giving birth.
We ask you to pray with us for:
- Minority Christians
- Those who dare to live there as missionaries
- The leadership of the country