At the conclusion of an evangelistic series held in Nasir, Sudan, this spring, 74 people were baptized in the Sobat River. The “Friends of Jesus” series attracted between 180 and 550 people to the meetings each night. The series consisted of 18 meetings each one beginning with a song service, followed by family life lectures, drama, health lectures and finally, the sermon. During the day an evangelistic team went from home to home inviting young and old to attend the meeting conducted in the main market.
At the end of this outdoor baptismal service another altar call was made. A number of hands rose indicating people’s desire to be to be baptized. Church leaders look forward to another baptism in the near future.
Major Languages: Arabic, English, and Sudanic languages
Major Religions: Muslim, Indigenous beliefs, and Christian
Population: 39.4 million*
Adventist Membership: 15,354*
Adventist to population ratio: 1:2,569 *
The Adventist Church has grown in many parts of Africa. Still major challenges remain. Religious, social, and ethnic persecution makes church growth difficult in some areas. Your support of fund number 5220 will help ensure that the Adventist Church keeps growing and taking Jesus’ love to all of Africa.
* Courtesy of General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Office of Archives and Statistics 146th Annual Statistical Report – 2008
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