As we look back at 2019, it was truly one of the most eventful years in Persecution Project’s 20 plus years of ministry.
One of the most amazing events of the year was the toppling of President Omar al Bashir, Sudan’s brutal dictator since 1989. After years of war, more than 3 million dead, persecution and economic ruin, and months of continued protests throughout the country, Bashir was removed by a military council.
The political future in Sudan is still very much up in the air, and it’s hard to predict where the country will be in five years.
What we do know is, as of this writing, our brothers and sisters in the Nuba mountains still need our help.
The good news is that the church in the Nuba is more united than it has ever been. Persecution has a tendency to bring the church together, and this is certainly the case in the Nuba. PPF has sponsored many ecumenical pastor and evangelist conferences to help the Body of Christ encourage one another and coordinate relief and evangelistic outreaches to their communities.
Medical needs continue to be great. Dr. Ahmed’s hospital construction continues its slow, but steady progress. We delivered medicine to 180 locations, in addition to Dr. Ahmed’s hospital.
Our Emergency Borehole Repair team continues to repair broken well pumps in some very remote and difficult areas.
PPF’s relief operations have had an extensive reach throughout the Nuba. Everything from shelter items, hygiene kits for women, emergency food, audio Bibles, and more have been distributed to hundreds of communities and tens of thousands of families.
Our hope and prayer is that 2020 will usher in some much-needed reforms in Sudan, including the realization of full, unrestricted humanitarian access to places like the Nuba mountains. But regardless if or when the “doors” actually open, we’ll continue using the “windows,” the “chimneys,” and every “crack in the wall” if necessary to bring your active compassion to our brothers and sisters in need.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTNERSHIP IN THIS MINISTRY TO THE PERSECUTED!