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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.