Pastors who faced death sentences in Sudan tell extraordinary stories of Christian faith in prison

Two pastors from South Sudan who were freed after a terrifying prison ordeal where they even faced a possible death sentence have spoken movingly of how their Christian faith sustained and inspired them during their time behind bars.

Pastor Peter Yen and Pastor Michael Yat preached the gospel to fellow inmates and brought men on death row to faith in Jesus Christ.

The two men were imprisoned in Sudan in December 2014 and January 2015 on six charges including espionage, “offending Islamic beliefs”, promoting hatred among sects and undermining the constitutional system. They were freed last summer after a hearing in Khartoum.

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