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In April 2017, a group of Christians had gathered to prevent the confiscation and sale of a church-owned school in Omdurman. The three-day protest ended when police arrested several men.

Soon afterwards, an armed mob attacked the women remaining at the scene. Several men rushed to aid these women, and in the mayhem, a church elder named Younan Abdullah was tragically killed.

In the days and months that followed, many of the Christians who were arrested have been either released or fined. On 11 April 2018, a court ordered that four of those men be charged with causing physical harm to police and supporters of the Muslim businessman who was attempting to take control of the church-owned school property.

If convicted, each of the accused could face up to six months in prison and a fine. The lawyer representing them is hopeful that the outcome will result in no more than a fine. The names of those charged are Azhari Tumbara, Muna Matta, George Adam and Kudi Abderhman.

Source: Morning Star News

  • Commit to the Lord the accused men and their lawyer. Pray they will trust in God for the outcome.
  • May the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7), guard the hearts and minds of these believers and others throughout Sudan who are facing ongoing pressure from the government.
  • Ask the Lord to help His followers to be faithful witnesses, so many will experience His love and saving grace.