Morning Star News March 10, 2020
More than a year ago, Muslims in the area between Sudan and South Sudan noticed that Ahmed Alnour was no longer reciting his Islamic prayers five times a day.
He worked as a scrap trader on the border formed from the peace agreement that ended civil war in Sudan in 2005 but was soon forced to flee when area Muslims confirmed that he had become a Christian.
He saw them and heard them saying, “We will kill you because you left Islam and became infidel,” and they tried to burn down his home on April 1, 2019.
Neighbours doused the flames and he was unharmed, but on April 8 the assailants returned at 1 a.m. as he slept. He awoke to find his house in flames.
Christians rescued him and took him to a hospital the following morning. He had lost all his possessions in the fire but not his faith in Christ.
The 43-year-old father of 7 children had put his faith in Christ just a few months prior. Paralyzed from an illness for three months, he received a visit from two evangelists who prayed for him and told him of salvation in Christ.
After placing his trust in Christ, he was healed. “I was able to get up and walk after three months of sickness.”
Baptized last Christmas, he has got a place to stay and a job from church friends at an undisclosed village but someday hopes to return and tell his family about Christ.