Christians reach out to minister war victims of Sudan.

By April 6, 2004

Sudan (MNN)–Sudan’s violence may be approaching the scale of Rwanda’s genocide ten years ago. Christians, living in an area sought by the Khartoum government, are being massacred.

The U.S. special envoy on Sudan is urging the Sudanese government and the country’s main rebel group to reach a peace agreement as soon as possible.

The success of the talks between the Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army hinge on the issue of who is to administer an area called Abeyi in central Sudan.

While the government called a cease-fire, few on either side observe it. That means that Christians, making up a good part of the population in the North, continue to be bombed by the government, and raided by the rebels.

In their isolation, believers cried out for support. Audio Scripture Ministries’ Tom Dudenhoffer. “Audio Scripture Ministries has been asked to help in the recording and distribution of several translation projects in the Sudan. What’s really interesting about this, is that I cannot give the languages out, but the response of the people has been really phenomenal. They’re very anxious to receive God’s Word.”

Dudenhoffer says their release format, cassette tape, makes the project portable. He adds that security concerns make the distribution process non-traditional. “There is no formal distribution, like we think of a distribution project. It’s just a situation where we make the Scriptures available in audio through our people who are there on the ground, and the rest just seems to be something that God is doing.”

Pray that the recorded Scriptures will reach new language people groups in the Sudan and that ASM will receive funds to support 5 language groups waiting to be recorded.

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