Civil war between two armies in the Sudan is causing continuous conflict in the country. The humanitarian crisis is so vast that many millions of people are internally displaced, and more than a million have fled the country, while many more are living in squalid camps. Children are the worst hit victims, and many have died with the outbreak of measles. Many Sudanese are suffering and living in abject poverty, not knowing how they will survive the day. Pray for those who have not had the opportunity to learn about our Savior, Jesus Christ. Pray for them to know of Him and invite Him into their lives (The Bible, Isaiah 40:28).
In South Sudan, war and semi-permanent flooding have left people to scavenge for food, with long-term consequences for their health. Many parts of the country have been underwater now for four years. One extreme season after another has displaced one million people. Because of flooding, crops and cattle perished.
International relief aid could not counter climate change, war, and corruption damages. They failed to help people recover from their hardship. South Sudan’s government, ranked as one of the world’s most corrupt, has failed to convince investors to fund its projects for climate adaptation. Many parents are painfully suffering to keep their children alive. Pray for God’s saving grace to protect the dying children and keep them busy (The Bible, Psalm 9:9-10).
Praise God for Christian Believers who continue to minister to the poor and needy in Afghanistan. Many people struggle to make ends meet, even struggling to feed their families and keep warm in the winter. Pray for the ministries that are trying to help meet these needs. Pray for financial provision so that NGOs can continue to help. It is difficult to know when it is safe to share their faith with those they serve through the ministries. Pray that God will give them divine and tangible wisdom and discernment to know whom they must share the Gospel with and who they must not. Pray for the safety of Christian Believers this Christmas season, and may they be filled with the Joy of the Lord (The Bible, Psalm 20:5).
Source: Christian workers in the region