Pray the God would protect the innocent, stay the hand of the violent, strengthen and protect his church, and bring peace to Sudan, where opposing factions have been fighting for several weeks. And pray for Z and his wife N, and for their children, J, B, U, and U, as they seek to depart to a neighboring country to escape the fighting. Pray that God would protect the work of years – schools, churches, community programs, and other good work – in the face of much chaos, looting, banditry, and violence.
Pray for U and J, longtime Vineyard workers in this region, as they continue to share their faith with friends and neighbors, facilitate others working and visiting the region, and investing in the African Vineyard community to spur outreach beyond traditionally Christian enclaves.
Pray for K, a single man from VC working in a poor part of this region among both local and displaced people to share faith, do agricultural development work, and support local followers of Jesus. K is recently engaged to T, a wonderful woman from the region – please pray for their visa situation as they seek to travel back to the U.S. to visit this summer. And pray that God would strengthen his church, add to their number, and extend his mercy to the people of this dry and dusty land.