Northern African and Middle Eastern Unengaged Peoples

As a result of Sudan’s long history of civil unrest, many Sudanese Arabs scattered, and some settled in Eritrea. With its northern and western edges bordering Sudan, Sudanese Arabs have relatively easy access to Eritrea. Sadly, they settled in a country that has had its own turmoil with regional conflict. Today, the population of Sudanese Arabs living in Eritrea is 33,000. Most Sudanese Arabs follow the beliefs of Sunni Islam. They live under a totalitarian dictatorship that strongly opposes religious freedom, yet they have neighbors who are Muslim, Orthodox Christians, and evangelical believers. “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you” (Isaiah 26:3 ESV). Pray for the Sudanese Arabs of Eritrea to have peace with God through Christ. Ask for them to meet and make friends with believers in their neighborhood. Pray for them to hear the good news of the gospel and trust in God.