“Let the peoples praise Thee, O God; let all the peoples praise Thee!
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy!” Psalm 67:3-4
Sudan in the Bible
It was an honour to go to a land that has a rich heritage in the Bible and in missions’ history. Sudan, known in the Scriptures as Cush, has a lineage of Christianity going back to A.D. 37. In Acts 8, the evangelist Philip was led by God to encounter the treasurer of queen Candice from modern-day Sudan. We read that Philip explained the Scriptures, “preached Jesus to him” and then baptised him. This man from Sudan would go back to his queen with the greatest treasure of all – the message of salvation.
This is not the only mention of Sudan, or Cush, in the Bible. There are numerous mentions and prophecies about this land. Such examples are found in 2 Kings 19:1-9, Isaiah 37:1-10, Jeremiah 38:7-13, Nahum 3:9-10, to name a few. Perhaps the most exciting is the promise in Psalm 68:31 which reads:
“Cush will submit herself to God”