As War and Disease Are at Work in Yemen, So Is God

A man wears a protective face mask as he rides a motorcycle amid fears of the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sanaa, Yemen March 16, 2020. Picture taken March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

The last two weeks brought new waves of crisis to Yemen. Health officials confirmed the presence of COVID-19, and the UN began cutting support programs due to a funding shortage.

More people face death, hunger, and disease in Yemen than any other nation.  A massive coronavirus outbreak would have devastating consequences; health infrastructure is extremely fragile and two-thirds of the population already struggle to meet minimum food needs.  Half of this group, or 10 million Yemenis, are on the brink of starvation.

Yemen is known for war and violence, yet God is doing some incredible things.  The Church is growing in a place where Christians aren’t allowed to exist.

In Yemen, everyone’s considered Muslim, and following Christ could get you the death penalty. Believers exist in Yemen, but the risk is so high they must live out their faith in secret.  More about that here.

Through a secure connection, Yemeni believers spoke with MNN about what God is doing in their country and how the global Body of Christ can support them. We’re including the full discussion below for you in a Q&A format.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth


  • Pray Yemen’s secret believers will experience God’s power and grace in these dark times.
  • Ask God to continue preparing Yemeni hearts to receive the hope that is in Christ.
  • Pray believers would share the Gospel with lost Yemenis inside and outside the country in greater urgency.