Christianity In Sudan : Persecuted For Christ But Not Forsaken
In Sudan, a country with the population of over 39 million, Sharia (Islamic Law) has been the building block of their legal system.
We do know that "at least five Sudanese Christians were killed and 12 were imprisoned for their faith in 2016", according to OpenDoors report.
Many church leaders are facing discrimination for their faith. “Some foreigners were deported from Khartoum.....those who remain in Sudan are few.
The pastors who shared the Bible and teach the Bible, they are few”, said James (one of the pastors in Sudan) in an interview with Mission Network News.
He further explained that his country`s religious climate is volatile for practising Christians and church leaders.
“Those who face the persecution are the pastors", he said. The ones "who are active — those who have relationships with missionaries or organizations, they’re able to go out and travel here and there and have activities inside as preaching — they’re the ones who face the persecution.”
People are fleeing, dying and some are in jail for professing their love for Christ. Let us remember them in our prayers and give to support their needs.
"We are alive, but for Jesus we are always in danger of death, so that the life of Jesus can be seen in our bodies that die. So death is working in us, but the result is that life is working in you. (2 Corinthians 4:11-12, ESV)