Monday, March 15, 2010

Update from the Hunley Family

Love from Louisiana

A big hello from the Louisiana District Campgrounds! We've just had a wonderful week of services in this area and are looking forward to what the next two weeks have in store for us in this great district!
All we need now is 23 churches or individuals to become $50 per month Partners in Missions with us before our return to the Middle East. We can't tell you how happy this makes us! Mama Maya is doing well with her pregnancy and is excited about entering her 2nd trimester at the end of this week. Your prayers are what keep us going... Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Praying through the Arabian Peninsula
Once every month this year, we are sending you information regarding various aspects and/or countries of the Arabian Peninsula (The Gulf States) along with prayer points. Let's get informed and get on our knees! God still answers prayer!

March: Yemen
Capital: Sanaa Population: 16,942,230 Religion: IslamArea-comparative: slightly larger than twice the size of Wyoming

Muslim Background Believers: A few scattered believers

Yemen is The country was once part of the Kingdom of Sheba (the famed Spice Route) whose queen brought rare and costly gifts to King Solomon. When Islam was born in the seventh century, Yemen was one of the first countries to follow the new religion and is home to two of the oldest mosques in the world.

For a number of years Yemen was divided. South Yemen was the world's only Arab Marxist state. North Yemen was more traditional and tribal. After a brief civil war in 1994 the South was defeated and the country was united.

Yemen is by far the poorest country in the Arabian Peninsula. Many Yemenis depend heavily on money earned by relatives working in other countries. During the Gulf War, those Yemenis working in Saudi Arabia were expelled, bringing an economic crisis. Today Yemen continues to struggle with poverty and under-development. Most Yemenis live on farms or in small villages.
Prayer Points

Monday - Pray for the children of Yemen. Almost 50% of this nation is under the age of 15! Pray that God grants his people wisdom to reach them.

Tuesday - Yemeni Christians (of any type) face loneliness and constant pressure from relatives and authorities to recant. Pray that they will have courage and wisdom.

Wednesday - Pray for the Gospel to penetrate into the illiterate majority and for the development of appropriate indigenous (story telling) audio and visual materials.

Thursday - Pray for the few Christian workers who are often discouraged due to the lack of responsiveness of the people. Pray for Christian workers to find sensitive, viable ways to gain access to the areas currently beyond reach of the Gospel.

Friday - Pray that God would give political stability to this troubled nation.

Saturday - Many Yemenis listen regularly to Christian radio broadcasts. Pray that the Holy Spirit will capture the hearts of many Yemeni people through the broadcasts.

Sunday - Most Yemenis are addicted to "qat", a mild narcotic, that depletes the people of their health and economic resources. Pray for healing from this addiction.

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