by Ruth Kramer
Mission Network News
...Curry outlines the situation facing Yemen’s Christians. “There’s this internal struggle, but caught in the middle of it is the under-fire Christian minority there, which is being pushed underground or being pushed out of the country.” Christians are practically nonexistent in such an inhospitable environment. Unofficial statistics suggest that there are some 2,500 indigenous Christians in the nation, practicing their faith underground even as hostile tribes surround them.
What’s more, Curry believes that if Christians leave, “It will greatly destabilize the region if there is no expression of Christian faith. It’s helpful for that region to have Christians being salt and light.” How would the absence of 2500 believers have that much impact? “These are folks that are adding the peaceful part of society; they are contributing in a helpful way. I think the natural outgrowth of the teachings of Jesus creates great citizens....”