Sisters for Yemen

Join us for Thirty Days of Prayer for Yemen: July 1-July 31.

This page will be updated every day in July with new prayer points from the prayer guide above.

We will culminate in a day of prayer and fasting for Yemen on July 31.

Day 30
Topic: “Who do you say I am?”

Scripture:
Matthew 16:13-16 [Jesus] asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” He asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

Information:
It is interesting that Muslims give a similar answer to those of Jesus’ day to this eternally significant question the Lord posed to His disciples. Muslims believe that Jesus was a prophet, a holy man sent by God to teach people His ways, able to do miracles with God’s anointing and blessing. According to the Qur’an, Jesus was born of the virgin Mary, was righteous, was sent by Allah, and is even recognized as the Messiah. However, Muslims differ on the meaning of Messiah from Christians or Jews. Islam honors Jesus as a prophet, equal with many other prophets, but not as God or the Son of God.

One important distinction from the Christian faith is that Muslims do not believe Jesus died on the cross. They do not see a need for this death because they do not acknowledge sin the way a Christian would. However, primarily, Muslims do not believe Allah would allow his prophet to endure such a shameful and unworthy death as that on the cross. Muslims do accept that Jesus ascended into heaven – they believe He never died at all – and that He will return to earth and die a natural death just as any other man.

Prayer points:
– Pray that many Yemenis will learn, as Peter declared, that Jesus is the Christ, the Son
of the living God!
– Pray that those who read of Jesus in the Qur’an would be drawn to reading more
about Him in the Bible.
– Pray that God would open their hearts to the truth of Jesus’ death on the cross and its
personal significance for each of them.
– Pray that the people of Yemen would learn the true meaning of Isa Al-Masih (Jesus
the Messiah) and embrace Him wholeheartedly.

Source: Thirty Days of Prayer for Yemen from https://pray4yemen.com/resources-1

 

 

Dear Trusted Friends and Family,

We would like to share something with you that the Lord has put on our hearts and given us a burden to bear. We write this letter to ask you to help us shoulder this burden.

All photos from AP (derived from open sources)

The largest humanitarian crisis in the world, affecting 24 million people, is happening right now in Yemen. Five years of civil war and over four years of famine have caused millions of children to face malnourishment as they go without enough food, clean water, sanitation, and healthcare.

Watching the crisis happening in Yemen and feeling an increasing burden to help (short of hopping on a plane and going to Yemen ourselves), we are partnering with World Gospel Mission to raise money they will distribute to nonprofit organizations working in Yemen.

We know that the tragedies of this world can be overwhelming. Living in the information age means everyone is our neighbor. Images of starving children and desperate situations pop up in our phones; we scroll through news feeds next to messages from friends.

How do we learn to live with the pain of humanity?

How do we take it in without becoming calloused or despairing?

This is our desire to follow our Messiah and offer a cup of cold water to those in need. We can’t do everything that needs to be done. But that should not stop us from doing something. We serve a God who delights in using the small and weak things of this world to undo the strong. Join our weak efforts and throw them into the hands of a great God who can do all things. He can truly send this mountain into the sea. One day He is coming back for us, to bring us to His feasting table, and hunger will be no more. Until that day, may we walk ready for His return. This is our desire for brothers and sisters in Yemen and for you.

How to respond:

Please bear this burden with us as God leads you and share this message with your own circle of influence.

Here are some links & ideas to get you started:

Would you pray?

Join us for Thirty Days of Prayer for Yemen: July 1-July 31. This page will be updated every day in July with new prayer points from the prayer guide above. We will culminate in a day of prayer and fasting for Yemen on July 31.

Would you give financially?

We’ve started a campaign with World Gospel Mission to raise $1,000 dollars for Yemen. View here.

Would you learn about Yemen?

A quick google search is all you need to get started!

Watch The Fight for Yemen

Would you share this with others?

Share the link to this page, the campaign, the prayer guide or any information about Yemen with others.

Yemen is a Middle Eastern country located at the southern tip of the Arabian peninsula.

Other groups working in Yemen:

We would also like to share the heart of Open Doors with you as well. Open Doors cares for the needs of the at risk Christians who are a minority in Yemen and subject to oppression, at times discriminated against when relief is distributed. Please pray for the Christians in Yemen to receive the help they need and to remain steadfast as they love their Muslim neighbors.

A group based in New York gives 100% of donations directly to aid in Yemen. Check out Yemen Aid.

Thank you for considering partnering with us and shouldering this burden alongside us.

Love,

Abigail, Abbey & Sarah