Pastors are praying for peace in Sudan

By February 2, 2004

Sudan (MNN) — Pastors in Sudan are planning an evangelistic outreach once peace is implemented in that country where civil war has been on-going for years. As peace negotiations continue, American Evangelist Sammy Tippit was there holding a pastors conference.

Tippit says pastors are hopeful for peace. “They felt like that this was great preparation spiritually if peace does come to the country because there will be great liberty to preach the Gospel. And, what was taking place here was preparation for the possibility of peace in the land,” says Tippit.

Believers are also mending years of hurt. Tippit says, “People from various tribal groups were going to other tribal groups where there had been warring factions and asking for forgiveness. That to me says that God is getting ready to do something.”

Sudanese pastors are already making plans for outreach. Tippit says, “(they’re) making contact with people who have been displaced. They’re looking toward going back.” He adds, “One of the things they talked to me about was, they would like me to spread out and go throughout the whole nation with evangelistic meetings. They believe that there will be a door of opportunity in which we can minister the word of God.”

Tippit says Christians will need to act quickly once peace is in place. He says, “It’s been my experience in other places, the first year after that is probably the most open the people will be to the Gospel.” Tippit is praying for that openness to come.

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