We launched THE AMAZING RACE: Persecuted Church Edition Sunday Night. This week’s featured country was Sudan. Each week, teams compete in detours and roadblocks that introduce something specific from the week’s featured country.
John O’farrell, one of our middle school leaders, gave the message and encouraged us with 1 Peter 2:9— But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
John challenged us to learn from the example of the Sudanese Christians of how their faith is unwavering even in the face of extreme persecution, sometimes even death.We are part of a chosen generation that has been chosen by God to make him known to the world around us. We may face some ridicule from time to time for what we believe in, but periodically facing hard times is more than worth it in light of what Jesus has done for us.
While we pray that God will give the believers in Sudan strength, we also pray that we will be inspired and motivated by their unwavering faith.