based on the work of Faith McDonald and Open Doors 2018 World Watch List
Sudan, south of Egypt, includes the historic homeland of the ‘Ethiopian’ eunuch baptized by Philip (in Acts chapter 8). Today, about 4½% of the population is Christian, and the remaining 40 million people are Muslim. Under authoritarian President al-Bashir and his party, there is no rule of law in Sudan; press and media are restricted. The government strictly implements the policy of ‘one religion, one culture, one language’.
- For Christians facing the hostility of Sharia law.
- For those imprisoned for being a Christian.
- For churches whose buildings have been demolished by the government.
- For those in the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile State where the Khartoum regime continues ethnic cleansing and genocide.
- For the Nubian region, which once was home to a flourishing Christian civilization: that the Holy Spirit would draw people back to Jesus Christ.
- For the U.S. Department of State: that it should keep Sudan on the Foreign Terrorist list — removing it would create even worse conditions for Christians.