War, hunger threaten to destroy Sudan

By August 28, 2023

Sudan (MNN) — War and hunger threaten to destroy Sudan, the United Nations warns. Under-secretary-general Martin Griffiths calls on the international community to respond.

“Sudan was deeply broken before the current intra-military war and has always been in the background of world news, even though it has been a hotspot of persecution – ethnic and religious – for decades,” says John*, a Gospel worker focused on Sudan.

Heavy fighting blocks aid workers from reaching those in need as it spreads from the capital and Darfur. Hundreds of thousands of children are severely malnourished and at imminent risk of death if left untreated.

“The people in Sudan, as a whole, are in disbelief. No one believed this was possible,” John says.

“It seems like human life, in this situation, holds no value to those who are warring with each other.”

Ask the Lord to help Christians caught in the crossfire. “We are interacting with Christian leaders who have not managed to leave the country. They’re fighting to survive,” John says.

“It’s essential that we stand with them [and] help them through the trauma.”

John’s organization trains and equips believers from a Muslim background for Christian ministry in Sudan. Help send food and other aid to believers here.

Pray that people can see the hope of Christ through Gospel workers.

“When you look at the Word of God, nothing says that when these circumstances exist, the Church doesn’t have to be the Church. God says, ‘I will enable you in every circumstance,’” John says.





Header image is a representative stock photo depicting the flag of Sudan.