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Pray for the protection of student and staff in Sudanese schools.

Amid threats of further losses, classes recently resumed at a Bible school and church compound in Khartoum, Sudan, that Muslim extremists set ablaze in April.

On April 21, Sudanese Muslims set Gerif West Bible School on fire -- a fire that not only obliterated school walls, but also destroyed cartons of Bibles and school textbooks (for more information, please click here). While students and administrators have yet to fully recover their losses from the attack, classes resumed on October 15.

However, Muslims are continuing to target the believers by attempting to take school land and by broadcasting anti-Christian messages from a nearby mosque loudspeaker. Muslim leaders have been asserting through the mosque loudspeaker that Christian institutions should not be permitted in Sudan, as the country should be a "purely Islamic state" since the secession of South Sudan on July 9, 2011.

Thank the Lord for the reopening of Gerif West Bible School! Pray that the Lord will protect the students and staff. Pray that the Holy Spirit will be at work in the hearts and minds of those opposed to Christianity in Sudan. Pray that Sudanese believers will exemplify the love of God through consistent love and prayer for those who persecute them (Matthew 5:43-48).

For more information about Sudan's persecuted Church, please visit the Sudan Country Report.

Country Information

46,751,152 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Sudanese Arab (70), Fur, Beja, Nuba and Fallata (30)

Sunni Muslim, small Christian minority

President (vacant)
Military transitional council under General Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman al-Burhan

Government type
Presidential republic

Legal system
Mixed legal system of Islamic law and English common law

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Sudan

Pray that Christians throughout Sudan will continue to entrust themselves to Christ and preach the Gospel boldly, knowing Jesus is the ruler over the kings of the earth (2 Timothy 1:7-12, Revelation 1:5).

Pray also that peace, justice and religious freedom may be firmly established.


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    Pray that believers will be able to continue meeting together.

    A court in the Sudanese city of Khartoum Bahri has ordered the partial demolition of the Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church, effectively blocking the only entry point to the building. The church has faced several court challenges in the p

  • Couple's Marriage Considered Illegal and Adulterous
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    A married Christian couple living in Gezira State, Sudan, is on trial for adultery after the wife's family filed charges against them. The case relates to the legitimacy of their religious conversions, along with a law that prohibits a Muslim woman from being married to a non-Muslim man.