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Yemen: a brave ministry amid danger

Yemen is one of the hardest places in the world to follow Jesus. This story, which comes from persecuted church agency Open Doors, is about Saleh*, a faithful believer who spreads the gospel despite extreme opposition.

Iain Taylor

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A Yemeni man and boy | photo: Wikimedia

Once Saleh decided to become a Christian, and although evangelising is very dangerous in Yemen, he would tell people about Jesus outside his local mosque. But persecution for that kind of boldness is inevitable. He was interrogated and accused of apostasy (converting from Islam), which can lead to execution. Thankfully, Saleh’s tribe stood with him, which is very important in Yemeni culture.