God, we love you! As your Church, help us do what it takes to let the people of Sudan grasp the Good News that Jesus had authority over all disease and disability! (Matthew 15:31)
Farah fled war-torn Syria with her husband and small children when the war broke out. They found refuge in a nearby country and established a new life together as a family. Although life was difficult as a refugee in a new country, Farah discovered an openness she had not experienced in Syria. For the first time, she could explore questions about faith and religion. In April 2021, Farah messaged us through our Arabic ministry website. She wanted to read the Bible but was unsure where to begin. Habib*, one of our online Arabic responders, talked with Farah for several weeks. They chatted online about many aspects of the Christian faith. Farah brought her questions about the Bible to Habib, and they studied God’s word together. After a short time, Farah was convinced. She accepted Jesus Christ as her savior and gave her heart to the Lord.
Life did not get easier for Farah and her family. She faced persecution, rejection and discrimination because of her new faith. She tried to share the story of Jesus with her husband and children, but they didn’t want to hear about it. Undeterred, she began attending a local church and was baptized. Farah continued studying the Bible, and her love for Jesus grew.
She began meeting regularly with a group of Syrian women, and eventually, she felt comfortable sharing her faith. They also wanted to know the peace Farah felt, so each woman gave her life to Christ one by one. They now meet in Farah’s home and study the Bible together!
Farah remains firm in her faith despite challenging circumstances, sickness, pain, persecution and rejection. She is faithful and continues to pray for her husband and children. Her love for Jesus has brought this precious group of Syrian women to know and love the Lord. Praise God for Farah and her brave desire to share her faith and be a witness to those around her.
Now, because of Farah’s* steadfast faith and determination, many others are following Jesus.
“And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.” (Revelation 12:11 ESV).
Lord Jesus, by your blood your followers in Sudan have become conquerors of sin and death and even more than conquerors. May your church in Sudan cling to the eternal hope and promises that you have won and may a heavenly host one day sing over them “they loved not their lives even unto death.” (Revelation 12:11).
As you look at this image, how does God lead you to pray for these people?
“It’s not that God has a mission for His Church in the world, but that God has a Church for His mission in the world.” – Chris Wright
How could this quote inspire you to pray for Sudan People? For yourself?
Use these resources to help pray specifically each day.
God, we love you! As your Church, help us do what it takes to let the people of Sudan grasp the Good News that Jesus knowingly took one step after another toward Jerusalem knowing He would be condemned to death, mocked, flogged, crucified and then be raised on the third day! (Matthew 20:19)Read
God, we love you! As your Church, help us do what it takes to let the people of Sudan grasp the Good News that Jesus' cross was the one place in the world's history in which your Father's justice AND mercy were simultaneously fulfilled as He was marred beyond human semblance, despised, rejected, sorrowful, acquainted with grief, smitten, afflicted, pierced, crushed, chastised, and anguished (Isaiah 52-53) so that WE don't have to be.Read