Sudan (MNN) — The shackles of tyranny are slowly falling off the Sudanese Church. Sudans transitional authorities is taking important steps in direction of freedom ever since former dictator Omar al-Bashir was ousted final April.
Earlier this month, Sudans Minister of Spiritual Affairs Nasreldin Mofreh dissolved committees that have been utilized by the Islamist regime to confiscate church properties a transfer praised by the United States Fee on Worldwide Spiritual Freedom.
Now, Sudans Transitional Navy Council has proposed a invoice to take away the dying penalty for apostasy. The invoice would as an alternative make it against the law to accuse somebody of apostasy.
We spoke with Philemon*, a pastor in Sudan who says the Church shouldnt waste the Gospel doorways opening in Sudan.
We’re praying [about] what actually we have to do. Possibly we have to have this chance to construct church buildings that haven’t any constructing, and to have a possibility to share the Bible overtly… and preach and go to some areas that we see [as] unreached areas.
Additionally, Philemon says, I feel it’s a very good alternative to have perhaps crusades, to have management coaching, to distribute some Bibles to others, to assist some church buildings to be the church buildings, and I’m making an attempt to do what no matter I can to assist the Church in Sudan.
Nonetheless, there may be nonetheless loads of work to do for non secular freedom in Sudan. Christians and different religions are nonetheless within the minority. The overwhelming majority of Sudans inhabitants is Sunni Muslim.
I ask that Christians around the globe proceed as you probably did earlier than to hope for Sudan, Philemon says.
Please ask the Lord to provide the Sudanese Church knowledge and boldness in proclaiming the Gospel. Pray for extra leaders to rise to energy in Sudan who champion non secular freedom. Ask the Holy Spirit to brush Sudan with a religious revival and lead many individuals to Jesus.
*Identify modified for safety functions.
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