Published on April 1st, 2014
Onnab, her husband, and their six children were Muslims. They lived in the Nuba Mountains where the Sudanese Air Force bombs the people.
Onnab wanted to learn more about Christianity. She visited a church and talked to some Christians. But her search for the truth angered her husband. He hit her when she went to church. Then he left her and their children.
One day, when some of the children were fetching water to bring home and others were in school, a bomb fell near their house. “It burned our food and clothes and destroyed all that we had,” said Onnab. She and her children decided to move to a refugee camp.
At first they found a ride in a truck. But the truck broke down, and they were stranded for three days with little food and no water. “I prayed to God, the truck was repaired, and we continued on the trip,” Onnab said.
At the camp, “I found freedom of worship,” she said. She placed her faith in Jesus and gave her life to Him. Onnab also received a Bible in Arabic. “This Bible had great impact in my life as a new believer,” she said. “This is what I am using as my weapon to ask God on a daily basis to bring peace in the entire country of Sudan. I give thanks to the well-wishers who provided the Word of God to us ….I will continue praying for them and also I ask them to continue praying for us.”
Source: April 2014 The Voice of the Martyrs newsletter. To protect their identities, the names of some of the people on this website and some identifying details have been changed. Some of the quotes and stories have been edited and paraphrased from the original sources for clarity.