03/12/2020 Sudan (International Christian Concern) –Ahmed Alnour converted to Christianity in late-2018. After he converted, locals in the area started to notice that he was no longer conducted the 5 daily prayers. After realizing this, Alnour reported to MorningStar News that he started receiving threats shortly after this. “I saw them and heard them saying, ‘We will kill you because you left Islam and became infidel,’” Alnour said. This came as the local community attempted to burn down his home. Neighbors were able to douse the flames and he escaped unharmed, but on April 8 the assailants returned at 1 a.m. as he slept. He awoke to find his house in flames.
After that, he decided that he had to run and hide. He had to leave behind his wife and seven children. He lost his home, his money and all of his possessions. He has not been able to work or return home because of fear that he will be killed. Despite these major challenges, Alnour has not lost his faith in Christ.
All of this has happened at the same time that Sudan has undergone major upheaval. Bashir, the longtime dictator of Sudan was ousted in Early 2018. After this, the new government has been making promises to Christians that their rights will be given back. The United State believes that these changes are enough to have removed the CPC designation that has been on Sudan for almost two decades. Yet there are still many Christians in Sudan like Alnour who feel that they are not safe or are being protected. Please pray for Christians in Sudan to gain their freedom to worship and the safety to live normal lives with their families.
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