Persecution Intensifies in Sudan

This article is in FF News 2013 edition 3 and is available here

Recently expelled Missionary friends of ours gave a Report Back at Frontline Fellowship Mission HQ. They reported that thousands of expatriates have been deported, or forced to leave Sudan, since September last year. Hundreds-of-thousands of Black Sudanese in the North had been stripped of their citizenship and ordered to migrate South, across the border into the newly Independent South Sudan. Independent schools have been targeted for Islamisation. Schools that have failed to strictly segregate boys and girls and provide Islamic studies, have been closed down. National Intelligence Security Sudan agents have burst into the homes of foreigners, confiscating their laptops, i-pads, cell phones, cameras, diaries and many books and personal items, to identify indigenous believers. Churches and Bible colleges had been closed down and on some occasions bulldozed.

Islam Has Nothing to Offer

A prominent Islamic leader has declared that missionaries are a "massive problem" in Sudan and that hundreds of Muslims have converted to Christianity in Khartoum recently. Numerous individuals in Northern Sudan have expressed the fear that the ruthless crackdown on dissent, and deportation of foreigners from Sudan, could be to remove all witnesses to a planned massacre of Christians in Sudan. Despite being deprived of so many of their leaders, Christians in Sudan are enthusiastic and positive, declaring that Islam is failing. This is an act of desperation by a failed religion which has nothing to offer its adherents, except fear and intimidation.

"...Brethren, pray for us, that the Word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you, that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith. But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one." 2 Thessalonians 3:1-3

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