Presbyterian World Mission.
Church partners in Sudan and South Sudan have asked for prayers for the safe release of two pastors, Rev. Michael Yat and Rev. Peter Yen Reith, South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church, who have been detained without charge in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, since December 2014 and January 2015, respectively. The next court hearing is Tuesday, May 19. Please read the following communication received from Middle East Concern and join in prayer for these pastors.
“Christians in Sudan request our prayers for two South Sudanese pastors on trial in Khartoum.
“On 14th December Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) detained Pastor Michael Yat (49) in Khartoum at the end of a church service. The church, Bahri Evangelical Church, has been repeatedly harassed by the authorities in recent months. Pastor Yat is a minister in the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SSPEC).
“On 11th January the NISS detained a second pastor from the SSPEC, Pastor Peter Yen Reith (36). He was detained after attending a prayer meeting in Khartoum.