Arab, Yemeni in Libya

The Arab, Yemeni are from the Arabian Peninsula which is considered the home to the original Arabs. Among Yemeni Arabs there are four social classes: The Sayyid (the wealthy), the Qatani (tribesmen), the Shafi’ite (townsmen) and Akhdam (slaves). Their tribal system spans over 1700 different tribes and clans which are ruled by sheiks. Like other Arab groups, they prioritize social life, such as sharing coffee time with friends. Most Yemeni Arabs are Muslim and Islam influences most aspects of their society. 

Engagement // What’s Happening Now

Live Dead is bringing access to the gospel in the Arab World through active church planting teams. Pray for church plants in Libya, that God would increase their influence in their community, and more churches would be planted.

Problem Solvers

In the article, “Key Theological Challenges in Discipling Muslim Background Believers”, Ken Ferguson writes, “As Global Initiative helps to equip the church to reach Muslims, we are always aware of the potential for fear, anger and indifference toward Muslim neighbors. Our goal is to help Christians move from fear to faith, anger to compassion, and indifference to engagement.” Pray believers would open their hearts to love Muslims.

Partnership // Move Beyond
  • Pray for churches in Libya, that God would empower them to powerfully present the gospel to Yemeni Arabs.
  • Pray God would reveal himself to Yemeni children at an early age.
  • Pray for the sick and hurting, that God may prove himself in their situations.

“As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world” (John 9:1-4, NIV)

To get involved, see the Eurasia Pipeline. Interested in more opportunities? See the Wide Open website.

Joshua HuverArab, Yemeni in Libya