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Pastors finally allowed home…

September 14, 2015

Good news! Sudanese Pastors Michael Yat and Peter Yen Reith are back in South Sudan. Thank you for your continued prayers for the pastors and their families.

The two pastors and their families were detained at Sudan’s Khartoum airport as they tried to return home following their release from prison.

They had spent almost eight months in prison charged with a range of crimes, including espionage, ‘offending Islamic beliefs’, promoting hatred amongst sects and undermining the constitutional system. If found guilty, they could have faced the death penalty or life imprisonment. But following worldwide prayer campaigns and international protests, they were freed on 5 August.

However, when they tried to return to their homes in South Sudan, they were detained at Sudan’s Khartoum airport.

But following an appeal they were allowed to fly. Michael Yat and Peter Yen flew to South Sudan’s Juba airport on 19 August from Khartoum. According to reports, they appear to be in good health.

Following their arrival in Juba, they were welcomed by leaders from their South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church and taken to an evangelical church in Hai Jebel, Juba, for a thanksgiving service.

“This is a great day for our pastors,” one church member shouted.

Thank you for your prayers for this situation. Please continue to pray for their protection and safety and remember the Christians in Sudan.

Source: World Watch Monitor

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Please pray…

  • That there will be no reprisals against Christians in Sudan.
  • For the health of the two pastors and protection for their families.

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