URGENT: Yemen Spotlight
Where We Work Yemen

Yemen

Country Profile and Radical's Work

Stratus Index
02
Religion
Islam
Literacy Rate
70.1%
People Groups
30
Unreached People Groups
21
Population unreached
99.7%

Climate: mostly desert; hot and humid along west coast; temperate in western mountains affected by seasonal monsoon; extraordinarily hot, dry, harsh desert in east

Terrain: narrow coastal plain backed by flat-topped hills and rugged mountains; dissected upland desert plains in center slope into the desert interior of the Arabian Peninsula

Environment Issues: limited natural freshwater resources; inadequate supplies of potable water; overgrazing; soil erosion; desertification

Ethnic Groups: predominantly Arab; but also Afro-Arab, South Asian, European

Languages: Arabic (official) note: a distinct Socotri language is widely used on Socotra Island and Archipelago; Mahri is still fairly widely spoken in eastern Yemen

Government Type: Currently in transition

How to Pray

To be a Yemeni is to be Muslim. Converts to Christianity are in extreme danger, especially in the south where Al Qaeda presides. The ongoing war and plight of the general population has been particularly difficult on Christians. As aid is distributed, typically through a local mosque, Christians are often overlooked.

01
Pray for protection over the lives of new believers. Ask God to provide them with courage, strength, and wisdom to navigate difficult situations and to shield them from harm.
02
Pray for Christians in Yemen to have boldness and wisdom in sharing their faith with others, despite the risks involved. Pray that they may have discernment to know when and how to share the gospel and that their witness may draw others to Christ.
03
Pray for the spiritual growth and discipleship of Christians in Yemen, that they may mature in their faith and become strong disciples of Jesus Christ.
04
Pray for a growing underground church with leaders who can clearly communicate the gospel message to its members. Pray for the provision of resources, including Bibles, discipleship resources, and other materials for the church in Yemen.
05
Pray for fellowship among Christians in Yemen, that they may support and encourage one another in their faith. Pray that they may find ways to connect with other believers, even in the midst of challenges and isolation.
06
Pray for peace to return to this war-torn land.

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