Hospital Update

Towards the end of the summer, we received a report from Dr. Martin Zakariah, providing an update as to the conditions at Gigaiba Referral Hospital (GRH) in the war-torn Nuba mountains. The summer months are traditionally hot and dry in many parts of America, but in places like the Nuba mountains of Sudan, the problem…
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Responding in Love

When we are faced with a crisis, whether personally or as a group, we can respond in one of several ways. There are those who complain and point out all the reasons why the crisis occurred and how the victims were not responsible (or in some cases got what they deserved). These responders are more…
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United We Stand

On April 15th, 2023, fighting erupted in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum. The violence involved two Islamist generals fighting over the military junta which has effectively ruled Sudan since the ouster of dictator Omar al Bashir. The conflict quickly spread nationwide and caught most people completely off guard. No one had been able to stockpile. Imagine not…
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A Time to Embrace and Speak

FOR EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON, AND A TIME FOR EVERY MATTER UNDER HEAVEN… A TIME TO EMBRACE, AND A TIME TO REFRAIN FROM EMBRACING… A TIME TO KEEP SILENCE, AND A TIME TO SPEAK. ECCLESIASTES 3:1, 5B, 7B Within two weeks of fighting erupting in Sudan’s capital city of Khartoum between competing Islamist generals,…
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“DEFCON 1” in Sudan

If you have followed our work for any length of time, you will have learned that among the Nuba people is the largest community of Christians in the officially Islamic State of Sudan. For decades this strong voice for the Gospel has been the target of persecution, terror, and genocide by Islamist extremists in the…
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More Medicines Delivered

As published in our last Annual Report, Persecution Project was responsible for delivering 85 percent of all medicines to the war-torn Nuba mountains of Sudan in 2022. These life-saving drugs were distributed among 203 remote medical facilities, including three rural hospitals. In 2023, our medical program continues at full speed— thanks to your faithful giving….
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Safe Water Update

Persecution Project’s Emergency Borehole Repair team recently reported this year’s successful repair of the 57th broken well pump in the war-torn Nuba mountains of Sudan. Each well is designed to serve the needs of 1,000 people and their livestock, which means that at least 57,000 additional people in the Nuba mountains now have safe, clean…
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2022 Ministry Highlights

INTRODUCTION In 1995 while serving as a legislative aide for Rep. David Funderburk, I received an unexpected visit from a 7 foot 7-inch-tall man in a tailored purple suit. As a child I had gone to see Manute Bol play for the Washington Bullets at the Capitol Center, but there is no way to describe…
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Profiles of the Persecuted

Ismael Persecution Project’s mission is “Active Compassion for the Persecuted.” But the “persecuted” are not faceless, nameless masses of people. They’re individuals, each with a family, a history, a vision, and a testimony. It’s so very easy to get focused on the “big numbers” of our work: “20,000 displaced by fighting,” “1 million returnees needing…
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Evangelism Backpack Projectors

We recently received the following testimony from Pastor Esam, who received a backpack projector system from Persecution Project last year. “Before I got The JESUS Film, I used to tell stories about Jesus as I went into villages preaching the Gospel. Because most of [the people] do not know how to read and have no…
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