Yemen: A New Christian Family
Parents and Teachers: The August 2017 issue of The Voice of the Martyrs newsletter includes stories about courageous Christians in Yemen, a country in the middle of a civil war. To subscribe to the free monthly newsletter, visit our subscription signup page. As you read the newsletters, you may want to share stories from this site with your children. Then pray together for the people in the stories.
Christian missionaries are not welcome in Yemen. No one is allowed to bring Bibles into the country to give or sell to others. More than 99 percent of the people are Muslim, and it is against the law to lead a Muslim to Christ.
Jesus told His followers to “go into all the world” and tell people about Him (Mark 16:15). But how can people in Yemen learn about Jesus if none of their family members or friends are Christians, they’ve never seen a Bible, and they don’t have a church or Sunday school to attend?
God is providing a way. Nadeen, a girl in Yemen, met a Christian at her university. Her friend told her about Jesus, and Nadeen’s faith grew. After she graduated, Nadeen found a private Facebook group for secret believers in Yemen and other nearby countries.
Others in Yemen are learning about God’s love for them through Christian websites and radio and TV programs. People from the region often visit this website, too. Sometimes they send emails to the site with questions or comments.
After months of talking with other believers on Facebook, Nadeen found out about a secret church in her area. She met a Christian man, and after a while, they married and had a child. Praise God for a new Christian family in Yemen!
Pray for them and other Christians in places where life can be dangerous for Christians.