Y refugees of the Horn

Population: 2,000-3,000

Religion: Islam

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:

Lord, draw men

Ask the Lord of the harvest to send more workers into this harvest field.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to draw hearts to the truth, to remove the veil, and open blind eyes.
Pray specifically for men to come to the Lord so that they might lead their families.

May they know eternal hope

Isaiah 25:8- He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth. The LORD has spoken.
In response to the heartache and shame that the Y people face due to the war and reign of Islam in their nation, please join me and pray this verse over the peoples- that they will know the eternal hope in the One who has swallowed up death, will wipe away their tears, and who has carried their shame.

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