Bedawi Beja in Sudan: The Beja are a Muslim group of over 2.7 million Cushitic people who live scattered across the desert regions of Sudan, Egypt, and Eritrea, and speak Bedawiyet rather than Arabic or Tigre. They are mostly nomadic shepherds, though some grow cotton and grain and many are fearful of jinni spirits. Pray for God to increase evangelistic materials in the Bedawiya language, and may prayer teams see breakthroughs in establishing fellowships of believers.
Please pray for a speedy resolution between the opposing forces to the ongoing conflict in Sudan. Please pray for an end to bloodshed and for peace and stability to prevail. Please pray for a resolution that will bring safety and increased freedom for the people of Sudan and will lead to conditions under which the Body of Christ will flourish. Please pray the Church will be strong in the face of discrimination and persecution and for God’s comfort and healing to be known to those who are suffering. Please pray the love of Jesus will be known across the nation.
Local partner Habeeb Kamal seeks to share the gospel with unreached people groups in Egypt, South Sudan and Sudan, including preaching, teaching and discipling believers, and sharing the gospel with people he meets on a day-to-day basis. Pray for God to open up opportunities for Habeeb to share Jesus with people.
Since 15th April, violent clashes have once again plunged Sudan into chaos. Peoples’ needs are growing by the hour as the humanitarian situation deteriorates. Please pray for peace, reconciliation and stability. Pray for provision for the 15.8 million people who already needed humanitarian aid and are facing severe food insecurity and a lack of safe water. Pray for those who are fleeing their homes to seek refuge in neighbouring countries and those who remain living in combat zones.
Please pray for those who have been affected by the traumatic events that have occurred in Sudan. If you or your team is impacted by ongoing events, then Thrive WorldWide have created this helpful document with ways they can support you. https://thrive-worldwide.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Sudan-Unrest-Thrive-support-.pdf
The Gaaliin people, sometimes known as Jaaliyin, trace their ancestry back to the Islamic prophet Mohammed, but this is disputed by other local groups. They number over three million, and many live in villages along the Nile River. They are easily recognisable by their facial scars which form the letter T or H. These are tribal marks and they take great pride in their tribe, defending each other in times of trouble. While some still work in farming and raise livestock, most now work in urban areas and live in the bigger cities. Large families are a symbol of prestige and form close ties, living close to each other.
1. That the fighting in Khartoum and other cities stops 2. For the Wounded and the families that have lost their loved ones. Over 400 deaths and thousands Wounded have been reported. 3. For the displaced citizens. Many people have been displaced out of Khartoum to other cities. Pray for relief and humanitarian agencies to step in to help. Those who have crossed international borders to South Sudan, Ethiopia, Egypt etc. 4. For doctors and hospitals caring for the Wounded. Pray for medical supplies. 5. For the international community to quickly act and intervene
Please lift up the nation of Sudan after fighting between military factions began just over a week ago. We pray that God's peace will abound in this nation, and that ceasefires will hold. Please pray for those fleeing the violence, both local people and foreign nationals. Pray for protection on their journeys, that they will find safety and welcome wherever they are led to. Lord we cry out to you for the nation of Sudan, we thank you that you're in control and we pray that your mercy and peace will be known to all here.
There are approximately 4 million Shuwa or Baggara Arab people. Joshua Project informs us: “Because the people are so devoted to the Islamic faith, very few of them have converted to follow Jesus. Also, the nomadic lifestyle of the Baggara makes it very difficult for missionaries to reach them.” Pray for resolutions to these challenges, so that they can have such an encounter with Jesus that will transform their communities.
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