War in SUdan
The fighting between Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) has led to the ransacking and burning of churches, including the Anglican Cathedral. On Tuesday morning armed men broke the gate and entered the cathedral premises and destroyed parked cars in the church with guns.
Not only are Christians suffering, but the war has led to an alarming amount of internally displaced people. There are no firm numbers, however experts suggest it reaches the millions. An influx of refugees have been documented crossing Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, and South Sudan. Many internally displaced people cannot even afford a bus ticket to reach neighbouring countries. There is also an alarming lack of international aid. Though there are some aid groups responding in Chad and South Sudan, both countries have their own humanitarian issues and resources are extremely limited.
Philoi, in partnership with the Religious Liberty Partnership and Refugee Highway Partnership, endorses the attached statement on ‘The Current Political Humanitarian Crisis in Sudan.’
You can download the statement here.
Please join us in praying for Sudan.
Heavenly Father,Thank you for the beautiful nation of Sudan. Thank you for the children who faithfully follow you and for your guiding loving hand. We contend for peace and ceasefire in the nation of Sudan. We ask for Your will and Your way alone. Bring healing and comfort to those who have suffered great loss. Continue to watch over your flock with a careful eye, and keep them safe.Amen