Pray for: Sudan

Flag for Sudan

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Africa
Capital: Khartoum
Population: 44,909,351
% Urban: 35.6 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 40.2 %
Official Language: Arabic and English
Languages: 134
Literacy Rate: 72 %
HDI Ranking: 170 / 189
% Christian: 26.1 %
% Evangelical: 14.7 %
Largest Religion: Muslim
% Largest Religion: 61.4 %
People Groups: 163
Least Reached People Groups: 131
% Unevangelized: 64 %
Persecution Ranking: 13 / 50

Sudan

Title: Sudan

Tier: 1

Type: country

Sudan lost 26% of its area and 25% of its population when South Sudan became an independent country in July 2011. Thank the Lord a major new war did not break out when the country divided, but continue to pray for peace. The situation remains very tense, with many unresolved disputes between the 2 countries. Massive protests in 2018 eventually led to the arrest of the President and a remarkable transformation of policy and governance followed. Praise God for new opportunities for this ancient land!

Sudan

Title: Sudan

Tier: 1

Type: country

The gospel spread through these many years of upheaval. Although the conflicts created terrible suffering, they made the Church more mature. The wars scattered Christian refugees throughout the country, so even through suffering the good news spread. Churches formed in places and among peoples that previously had no Christians! Praise God that this growth occurs across many denominations. Pray for them to find unity through Christ. The Islamic government bombed churches and other Christian buildings in the South, and specifically targeted Christian areas for attack. But many believers kept their faith, and even took the gospel to other ethnic groups during these hard times!

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.