Last year when a Muslim mob gathered at the Evangelical School of Sudan in Omdurman, a church elder named Younan Abdallah was stabbed and killed by members of the mob. He was killed trying to protect the women and children at the school from the attackers. The gathered, violent mob was accusing Christians of resisting their takeover of a school belonging to Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SPEC). Now this year, instead of serving the murderous mob members with due punishment, the court has recently fined six Christians in the attack with 2,500 Sudanese Pounds (US$135) each. A church elder, Youhanna Tia, was fined 5,000 Sudanese Pounds (US$270).
Middle East Concern finds that these underhanded sales of church properties are taking place in Sudan between members of committees and businessmen with close ties to the corrupt government. When churches, such as the SPEC, refuse to recognize these ‘sales’ and relinquish their properties, the government and mobs are coming in to forcibly remove Christians and take over.
“But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when His glory is revealed.” — 1 Peter 4:13
7/16 — Pray that congregations in Sudan will find new places to worship if they lose possession of their properties.
7/17 — Ask that His Holy Spirit fill Sudanese Christians.
7/18 — Pray for the dissolution of the wicked schemes of those in Sudan who seek to take over churches.
7/19 — Praise God for the effectiveness of His Word at work in Sudan, offering the Bread of Life to all who hunger.
7/20 —Ask God to provide for the needs of Christians in Sudan who lack the resources to pay off their court fines.
7/21 — Pray for God’s presence to surround and comfort the grieving family of martyred elder Younan in Sudan.
7/22 — Ask God that the helmet of His salvation would protect Sudanese believers from discouragement as they remember their inheritance in the Lord’s eternal kingdom.
7/23 —Pray for the salvation of Muslims in Sudan.