Blog Template Theology of the Body: Pray for the Persecuted Church: Sudan

Friday, January 26, 2007

Pray for the Persecuted Church: Sudan

The genocidal conflicts in Sudan, one of the most urgent humanitarian crises in our world, effects Christians in particular.

The Africa Messenger of Persecution Project reports that the state-sponsored persecution of Christians in western Sudan is, as of last week, resulting in "rapidly escalating violence (which has) pushed humanitarian organizations to the brink of of emergency withdrawl... the consequences of such withdrawl will be catastrophic, measuring in hundreds of thousands of lives. Although 400,000 have already died over the past two and a half years, the worst may just be beginning...the number of conflict-affected persons in Darfur was actually 3.4 million persons as of August 1, 2005. " Read more here.

We should pray especially for women and children who are captured and brutally abused by state-supported radical Muslim terrorists each and every day. Pray that God's comfort would reach those suffering in the Sudan, and that the Gospel of Christ might spread through the witness of the persecuted. One of my favorite organizations helping those in the Sudan: