A major part of CASSS’s ministry is the flow of information from the churches in South Sudan and Sudan to CASSS’s prayer supporters.
This information sharing is achieved through the CASSS committee, the Sudan Church Review and our website.
Please pray for South Sudan and Sudan’s current prayer needs. We know that as we pray in faith our prayers have a huge impact!
Relief for Sudan
Give thanks that Sudan has finally been removed from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism. It was voted by Congress this month, following what Mike Pompeo referred to as Sudan’s “historic democratic transition”. The Sudan government, free of sanctions, can now negotiate with international financial bodies, and borrow money on the global market.
In return Sudan agreed to normalize relations with Israel…and paid $335 million for a settlement with the families of those killed by terrorists in 1998 attacks in Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam.
Pray for a peaceful resolution to the Tigray conflict, which has caused 50,000 refugees from Tigray to shelter in Sudan, so that civilians can return home in safety.
Pray for the Evangelism ministry in the Maridi Diocese, especially for Revd. Captain Gersoma as he organizes and leads the evangelism programme. Pray that many young people and children may come to know Christ for themselves. Pray also for his responsibilities in Education and Health.
Progress with Peace Agreement
A meeting of all parties with the President and Vice-President resolved that the President proceed with appointments of state and local governments of the 9 states other than Upper Nile, and to establish the Transitional National Legislative Assembly and Council of States , in accordance with the 2018 Peace Agreement.
Pray that the outstanding provisions of the Peace Agreement will be completed soon, and that sound administration and an integrated army will enable a lasting peace.
Flooding still causing distress
The flood waters are reported to be still rising in parts of Jonglei State, and tens of thousands have been forced from their homes and left destitute. In total 400,000 people have had to leave their homes since July. A large group who fled to Malakal have been stranded there without food or shelter. The latest Food Security Phase Classification report has concluded that food insecurity in Pibor county (in Jonglei state) has reached crisis level because of the combination of flooding and violence. There is apparently insufficient data to declare famine (which triggers a specific aid response).
Pray for an end to the flooding; and pray that humanitarian agencies may be able to get food and shelter materials to those worst affected.