Daily Topic for May 03, 2017

John 1:4-5, ESV
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Pray that the light of Christ will overtake the Yemeni Muslims in the United States and penetrate their hearts.

Yemeni Muslims in Detroit and NYC

by TL, guest writer from Global Gates

In the early centuries after Christ’s ascension, there was a small population of Christian believers living in Yemen before Muhammad and his religion took over the area. Today the Yemeni people are over 99 percent Muslim. It is the poorest nation in the Middle East and ranks globally in the Global Gender Gap Index report 2015 as the country with the greatest inequality between men and women. Yemen has been embroiled for decades in civil wars and is presently suffering from a major humanitarian crisis, as bombs from foreign nations have indiscriminately targeted civilian areas.
Yemeni men and women who have immigrated to America often struggle with the huge cultural differences between their Sharia law-governed homeland and their new country. There are an estimated 20,000 Yemenis living in the metropolitan New York area, and many more in Detroit, Michigan. Most Yemeni men work long hours in grocery stores to support their families. Yemeni women are married off in their teens, often never finishing high school, and tasked with raising children and maintaining the home. Those who continue their conservative practice of Islam wear the black niqab in public, often at the insistence of their husbands. Many American-born Yemeni daughters run away from home, seeking freedom from this lifestyle.

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Pray that the light and hope of Christ will be revealed to the Yemeni people, and that the truth of the Word of God be made known to them.

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