REMEMBER Around The World

Remember Sudan

Plagued by decades of civil wars and international disputes, the Sudan has been at the forefront of media attention in recent times. The media, though, has often focused on the political aspect of the problem, and very little attention has been dedicated to the very real spiritual attack being leveled against Christians. The aftermath of this attack is a wake of decimated families.

Nestled in the midst of the Nuba Mountains, thousands of Christians have similar stories of persecution. Almost every family there has lost someone, and many have witnessed the death of those they held dear. Islamic militias roamed the countryside, attacking those that maintained their Christian witness, especially evangelists and pastors. The widows and orphans left behind struggle just to exist.

Sister S is one such young widow. She was 23 years old when her husband was murdered, leaving her to take care of their five children. She was forced to move from the Nuba Mountains to the capital city of Khartoum, where she lives by doing what laundry she can find to wash.

When our Remember team asked her what her prayer request for the church in the United States would be, her first thought was for her children. Living in a culture overrun by violence, her heart's desire is that her children be raised to know peace in a true sense.

Despite the violence, poverty, and suffering, the joy of these saints cannot be suppressed. Their worship shines with genuine praise in the midst of darkness. These Christians are a testament to the power of the gospel, not only to save, but to overcome all that the enemy of their souls can throw at them.