The Fraser Cathedral in Lui, Western Equatoria in Southern Sudan,has been hit and severely damaged by bombs dropped by Sudan Air Force antonovs.
Today, Frontline Fellowship received a letter from Rev. Kenneth Baringwa in which he reports that there have been bombing raids in the entire Mundri County and it is very heavy
The Church that Will Not Die
Reportedly about 12 bombs were dropped on each raid. At Lui, the birthplace of Christianity in Moruland, the church building received direct hits and part of the wall and roof have collapsed. This church building in Lui stands on the site of the very first church established in Moruland. It was initially built by pioneer Scottish missionary Dr. Kenneth Fraser in 1921. The church in Lui was burned down by government forces in 1965.
It was later rebuilt by 1983, but when the National Islamic Front government forces swept into Lui, the congregation had to again flee into the bush and the church building was vandalised. In 1997 the church was restored and since that time Frontline Fellowship has shown Christian films many times in the cathedral and conducted numerous service there. Jesus Christ is building His church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it (Matthew 16:18).
Intensified Bombing of Christian Missions and Churches
Over the last year Lui has been subjected to aerial bombardments eight times. The nearby Frontline Fellowship mission base and Christian Liberty High School has endured bombing raids by the Sudan Air Force seven times since April and Peter Hammond had 2 services interrupted by artillery or aerial bombardment just in the last year.
Pray for Protection
Please alert your church to urgently pray for the Frontline mission team who at this time are seeking to minister to the beleaguered Christians in Sudan.
Finally brothers, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honoured, just as it was with you. And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men, for not everyone has faith. 2 Thessalonians 3:1, 2