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Two pastors from South Sudan, Pastor Yat Michael and Pastor Peter Yen, have been detained for over a month in undisclosed locations in Sudan without formal charges.

Pastor Michael and his wife had taken their son to Khartoum for medical attention, and the pastor was asked to give a sermon during his visit. After finishing his sermon on Sunday, 21 December, he was arrested by members of Sudan’s National Intelligence Security.

When Pastor Yen visited the Religious Affairs Office in Khartoum on 11 January to inquire about his colleague, he too was arrested. There is concern that both Pastor Michael and Pastor Yen are in danger of being tortured.

Source: Voice of the Martyrs USA

 Prayer Points

  • Please pray that the Lord would make them strong to lovingly and boldly proclaim the Gospel even while being detained. Pray they will remain steadfast (1 Peter 5:8-10).
  • Ask the Lord to grant protection to these men and their families; pray they will become more Christlike during this time of trial.
  • Pray for their release and ask the Lord to move the authorities to seek justice and mercy.