Somali in Yemen

Unreached of the Day  12/28/2020

Somali in Yemen

pronounced: soh-MAH-lee

Somali people are one of the most homogenous people groups in Africa, speaking a common language and adhering to a single faith (Islam), although women do not wear customary veils, and sharing a cultural heritage. Most Yemen Somali are rural farmers, city dwellers, and nomadic shepherds. A growing number of Somali refugees have fled to Yemen in an attempt to escape Somali's civil war and crime.

Ministry Obstacles

Although Bible resources, written, audio, and visual exist in Somali, people remain unreached. Somalis have mingled numerous beliefs and practices with their Islamic religion causing much confusion.

Outreach Ideas

Pray that God will cause the revelation of His love and His Word to move swiftly through Somali families and clans in Yemen until He is honored and worshiped by them. Humanitarian workers armed with God's Word are needed to show the love of God to Somali people in Yemen in practical ways.

Prayer Items

Since movements are based on the authority of Scripture, pray that believers reproduce obedience-based discipleship groups. Pray that God will raise up bi-vocational lay leaders and creatively reveal avenues for sharing the gospel. * Pray that God will raise up many prayer teams to "adopt" Somali people in Yemen; praying until the blessing of knowing Jesus spreads rapidly from family to family.

Scripture Focus

"Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised." 1 Chronicles 16:24-25

People Name Somali
Country Yemen
10/40 Window Yes
Population 447,000
World Population 22,952,000
Language Somali
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image