Climate: hot and dry; arid desert; rainy season varies by region (April to November)
Terrain: generally flat; featureless plain; desert dominates the north
Environment Issues: water pollution; inadequate supplies of potable water; water scarcity and periodic drought; wildlife populations threatened by excessive hunting; soil erosion; desertification; deforestation; loss of biodiversity
Languages: Arabic (official); English (official); Nubian; Ta Bedawie; Fur
Government Type: presidential republic
There is reason to give thanks to God that Islamic law has recently ended in Sudan and individuals no longer face the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity. However, Christians still face intense pressure and persecution from their families and communities. Ongoing conflicts in certain regions of the country continue to pose a threat to Christians as well as other ethnic minority groups. (Source: Open Doors)
Pray for faith and perseverance for Christians who are tempted to remain quiet or abandon their faith in the face of persecution.
Pray that God would open the hearts of Sudanese Muslims so that the gospel witness of Sudanese Christians would bear much fruit.
Pray that religious freedoms would continue to increase and that violent conflicts within the country would cease.