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Prayer: Yemen: update on foreigners abducted and killed
ICC Note:

Middle East Concern mobilizes prayer for three Christian foreigners still believed to be held hostage after the kidnapping of nine foreigners in Saada, Yemen on June 12th, 2009. Days after the kidnapping, three were found murdered, and on May 17th, 2010 two were released. Continue to pray for those still missing.

11/17/2010 Yemen (Middle East Concern) – In recent months we have requested prayer following the kidnapping on Friday 12th June 2009 of nine foreigners in Saada, north-west Yemen, three of whom were murdered shortly afterwards. Recall that two were freed unharmed on 17th May.

There continues to be no news of Johannes and Sabine (a German couple), Simon (their son, aged 2) or of Tony (a British man). Lydia and Anna (6 and 4, daughters of Johannes and Sabine) who were freed in May are with relatives in Germany.

One recent development to report is that Johannes’ mother has sent an open letter to the people of Saada, expressing thanks for the safe return of Lydia and Anna, and asking for news about the four missing people. A drawing by Lydia was attached.

Christians in Yemen thank us for our prayers and request our continued intercession. Please pray that:

a.      The missing four (assuming they are alive) will know the peace, presence and daily provision of Jesus and will be released unharmed shortly

b.      Someone in the province of Saada be stirred by the Lord with compassion and respond to the letter and drawing

c.       Efforts by those seeking to secure their release will be successful

d.      The families and colleagues of those missing and murdered will know the peace of Jesus amidst continuing speculation and uncertainty – especially Lydia and Anna

e.      All expatriate Christians in Yemen will know the Lord’s guiding and protecting at this time

f.       The perpetrators will be convicted by the Spirit and drawn to the forgiveness, love and true life offered by Jesus.

[Middle East Concern]