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  • North Carolina women lead immigrant outreach

    September 4 2018 by Liz Tablazon, BR Staff Writer | with 0 comments
    North Carolina women lead immigrant outreach

    Two North Carolina Baptist women have established relationships with Yemeni families in the state – the first known instance of N.C. Baptists engaging this unreached people group after four years of prayer, Zac Lyons told the Biblical Recorder July 5. Lyons said there are only 35 known believers in northern Yemen.

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  • Remembering the martyrs at Jibla Baptist Hospital

    December 20 2017 by Michael Logan, IMB | with 0 comments
    Remembering the martyrs at Jibla Baptist Hospital

    It’s been 15 years since I walked the grounds of Jibla Baptist Hospital in Yemen, where a lone gunman murdered three International Mission Board medical missionaries in December 2002. Southern Baptists had invested their lives in this medical center for more than 35 years as they cared for thousands of people in this nation.

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  • Immigration order serves as reminder to pray

    February 1 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Immigration order serves as reminder to pray

    Persecution against Christians is ranked “extreme” and “severe” in the seven countries whose residents President Donald Trump’s recent executive order on immigration has temporarily banned from entry into the U.S. Six of the countries are ranked in the top 10 nations where persecution of Christians is highest.

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  • Floyd decries murder of nuns, 12 others in Yemen

    March 11 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Floyd decries murder of nuns, 12 others in Yemen

    Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd is among Christian leaders decrying the murder of four nuns and 12 others at a retirement home established by the late Mother Teresa in war-torn Yemen. No organized group had claimed responsibility for the attack as of March 10.

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  • Many Yemenis losing hope amid violence

    October 14 2015 by Brian Andrews, IMB | with 0 comments
    Many Yemenis losing hope amid violence

    Yemenis tend to be laid back, gentle and peaceful, says Shellby Voss,* a Christian worker in the Middle East, noting many pride themselves on Yemen being one of the few Arab countries that had a nonviolent Arab Spring. However, the Houthi rebels’ takeover of the country has been disillusioning for many.

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  • Widow returned to field after husband’s murder

    January 4 2013 by Sharayah Colter, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Widow returned to field after husband’s murder

    For retired Southern Baptist worker Marty Koehn, Dec. 30, 2002, was a fairly normal morning in Yemen – until she heard an “extremely urgent and atrociously loud” knock at the door of her home. Koehn recalls being frustrated by the interruption.

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  • Bullets bolstered couple’s resolve

    January 4 2013 by Tammi Reed Ledbetter, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Bullets bolstered couple’s resolve

    Don and Teri Caswell thought they would just lie low when they returned to Yemen seven months after the 2002 terrorist attack on the Jibla Baptist Hospital where he had served as a pharmacist. But Yemeni officials couldn’t figure out why their passports had no reference to any prior travel to the country.

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