For many centuries, Sana’a’, the capital of Yemen, has been the chief economic, political, and religious center of the country. The Old City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to legend, Yemen was founded by Shem, one of the three sons of Noah.
Today, Yemen is home to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis after a brutal civil war started six years ago. Since then, over four million people have fled their homes, and there have been 233,000 casualties from the war. Currently, Yemen has over 20 million people who rely on some form of humanitarian aid for their survival.
Less than .1% of the population is Christian. Believers meet secretly and only in small groups, facing dangerous opposition. Radio broadcasts of the message of Jesus, careful witness, and the natural dreams and visions of Muslim people are creating opportunities for the gospel in this war-torn land.