Two Christian converts from Islam in Yemen were killed during the past couple of months. It is reported that in September in Taiz in south-west Yemen, a Christian man was ambushed and shot to death by a suspected al-Qaeda member. On 2 October, a Christian man was shot to death in his home.
The slain Christians were known to have been openly confessing their faith. Yemen, a 99.9% Muslim country, is ruled by sharia law and is presently caught up in a civil war.
Sources: WEA Religious Liberty Commission, Morning Star News
- Pray for God’s comfort and strength for those grieving the loss of loved ones.
- Ask the Lord to strengthen the resolve of His children in Yemen to love, serve and follow Him even through great trials and suffering. Pray He will pour out His Spirit and grow His church throughout this nation.
- Pray for greater religious freedoms, an end to the civil war and for greater political stability in Yemen. Ask the Lord to supply this nation with strong, wise and benevolent leaders.