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Republic of Sudan


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Area: 2,503,890 sq km

Africa’s largest country. Desert in the north, merging into grasslands and mountains in the centre and tropical bush in the south. Straddling the Nile Rivers. Nuba Mountains in the centre.

Population: 35,700,000    Annual Growth: 2.22%

Capital: Khartoum

Urbanites: 33.3%

HDI Rank: 171 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 165All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Arabic and English    Languages: 75 All languages


Largest Religion: Muslim

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Challenges for Prayer

      Pray for the Church in Sudan Believers must find ways to recover from the damage done by war and persecution This includes both the physical damage from bombing, fi re, and poverty, but also the spiritual and emotional trauma caused by such prolonged pain Possibly the most strategic need is training Spiritual leaders and pastors need training that suits the Sudanese context In addition, the millions who came to Jesus from Islamic, animist, or weak Christian backgrounds need discipleship Out of 114 languages, only 10 have the whole Bible Christian radio/audio resources and TV/video material could help believers read and understand Scripture, gain a Christian worldview, and learn how to reach their neighbours (even their enemies!) for Jesus

     For an additional 11 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Sudan.