Yemen is very poor. Most of the population is engaged in growing grains, vegetables, fruit, cotton, coffee, and khat (a stimulant-containing shrub), and raising sheep, goats, and camels. Foreign aid and remittances from Yemenis working abroad are important to the economy. Once part of the ancient Sabaean kingdom (750 BC-115 BC), Yemen was later ruled by the Himyarites, Romans, Ethiopians, and Persians. It was conquered by Muslim Arabs in the 7th century AD.
Yemen provides a hostile environment to Christian workers.
Bridges of friendship and trust are needed with the Arabs of Yemen. Christians can help them in material and physical ways.
"Then there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon and his angels. And the dragon lost the battle, and he and his angels were forced out of heaven." Revelation 12:7-8
Pray for this people group to understand that the Lord of hosts had already defeated the dragon, Satan, and his demons.
Pray the few followers of Christ among the Ta 'izz-Adeni Arabs will cling strongly to their faith in a harsh environment. Pray the Lord will protect them and teach them to fully trust in himself for life. Pray for the Arabs of Yemen to improve their standard of living, find employment and provide schooling for their children.
|People Name||Yemeni Arabs|
|Language||Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|