3,400 Christians Rescued From Persecution in Sudan
Religion TodayReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2013 Aug 16
An organization called Barnabas Fund was able to transfer 3,400 Christians out of hostile Muslim Sudan to relatively safe South Sudan, International Christian Concern reports. Most of those rescued were widows and orphans, and the organization plans to continue focusing on aiding them. Those evacuated are living in tents, but praising God for their rescue. Christians are facing increasing levels of persecution in Sudan since the country divided, and the aggressive Islamist government wants to eradicate the Christian presence from the north. Because of border tensions, Christians in Sudan have been unable to flee to South Sudan, leaving many of them in shantytowns surrounding Sudan's capital Khartoum. Barnabas Fund has airlifted and bussed nearly 5,000 vulnerable Christians to South Sudan.