Y refugees of the Horn
There are currently about 2,000 Y refugees living in the Horn right now, but with the ongoing conflict in their homeland, that number is growing all the time. While many cities and regions of their home country are particularly stable at the moment, the war has wiped out many resources necessary for survival, leaving many impoverished, and continuing to force many families from their homes. However, the majority of Y refugees in the Horn are men who have come to find work to be able to send money home and provide for their families that way. Between a lack of educational opportunities in the Horn, and strong ties to the homeland, many of the wives and children would prefer to stay there, while the husbands and fathers find work elsewhere.
If you were to ask a group of Y refugees to tell you about their culture, almost without fail the first thing that they would want you to know is about the Y generosity. Despite their personal financial state, they will always give extravagantly to guests and give anything to anyone in need. Their culture is also very closely tied to their Islamic religion. Being Muslim is a very strong part of their identity and who they are. You would be unlikely to find another culture to match the Y in hospitality and showing honor. Community and family are of utmost importance and they are a people that love togetherness. They value gentleness and trustworthiness in others, and courage and justice within themselves.
Latest Prayer Updates:
All through Ramadan and Eid and now carrying into these following days, it has been a really special season for the Y community! There is an outpouring of the HS that I haven’t seen in my years of being here! They are having dreams and visions (and we are too in regards to them!) and they are responding to the Word. I’ve had several people come forth on their own and ask me out right to share The Story with them or teach them about the Book. We’re seeing healings and other answers. I’ve had many new Y relationships brought across my path which I sense are all really divine connections, and I have several relationships that were previously really hardened and opposed to the Good News and the Word now really softening to it. It’s a beautiful beautiful season! And we want more! More of His Spirit and power and love and truth being poured out on these precious people. Please especially remember “Julia” and my Y momma- two women that have either had a dream or were in a prophetic dream.
There is a new brother and sister in our family in H2H! We’re giving thanks for them and asking God to make them a blessing to the Y community and to draw many more to Himself. Please pray with us.