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8 minutes ago, smac97 said:

Are there communities of faith in your area in which you feel you can participate?

My country is 100% Muslim.

There is a Church that is used as a clinic in my city. I thought many times to go there and ask for some Arab Christians, like from Egypt, but I always hesitate.

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1 hour ago, Bassil said:

I'm an alone Christian and I feel sad. I know I have God. But it would be nice to meet good Christians in person. 

I’m so sorry you are feeling isolated and alone. Seems like a paradox of modernity. I’m not good nor Christian, but I do hope you find the support, companionship and love you are seeking. Good luck brother!

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10 minutes ago, SeekingUnderstanding said:

I’m so sorry you are feeling isolated and alone. Seems like a paradox of modernity. I’m not good nor Christian, but I do hope you find the support, companionship and love you are seeking. Good luck brother!

Thank you.

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28 minutes ago, MiserereNobis said:

Missionaries of Charity 
P.O. Box 2068, Sheik Othman, Aden
Tel: +967 234 1730

Some sobering relatively recent history with Missionaries of Charity:

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Nevertheless, Christ Church Aden does not have a priest present due to the risk of being kidnapped by terrorists.

“Catholics tried to maintain a priest, but he was kidnapped and held for ransom for 18 months,” Schwartz said, referring to Father Tom Uzhunnalil.

“The dangers is not to the priest himself — that is bad enough, [but] there were [16] people killed so that Father Tom could be kidnapped.”

The kidnapping took place at the Missionaries of Charity home in Aden on March 4, 2016, when members of the Islamic State terror group killed 12 civilians and four nuns during their attack on the retirement home.

Sister Sally, who survived, was able to describe the horrifying incident to Catholic news site Aleteia:

"They caught Sister Judith and Sister Reginette first, tied them up, shot them in the head and smashed their heads. They caught Sister Anselm and Sister Marguerite, tied them, shot them in the head and smashed their heads in the sand."

Schwartz reflected that due to how big the kidnapping industry in Yemen is right now, with American citizens also taken, he would “put all our people in Yemen in danger” simply by visiting them.

“It is a commercial thing. The people who are coordinating it, a lot of it is al-Qaeda. They would say ‘I will give you $5,000 USD for an American.' And then they will turn around and want $2 million. For them, it’s a business.”

As for who would be able to pay such a sum, the archdeacon noted that in Yemen, where people have been chronically impoverished for generations, they get the impression that “everyone else has more money than they know what to do with.”

“I have known many people who have been kidnapped and their families. It is pretty much a random problem based on the pathology of money.”

What you should know about Yemen and its tiny Christian population | World News (christianpost.com)

 

 

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9 hours ago, pogi said:

Here is an interesting article on the Christian situation in Yemen.  Pretty frightening history in Aden. 

What you should know about Yemen and its tiny Christian population | World News (christianpost.com)

My prayers are with you Bassil.  Be safe. 

I can't remember what happened in 2016. I had to leave home for a few months because of the war. In this year people still came back home to Aden. It was a busy year for everyone in Aden. You just reminded me how bad things can go. 🙁 

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2 hours ago, Calm said:

Not going to cheer up Bassil.

2 hours ago, Bassil said:

I can't remember what happened in 2016. I had to leave home for a few months because of the war. In those years people still came back home to Aden. It was a busy year for everyone in Aden. You just reminded how bad things can go. 🙁 

Sorry Bassil, I sometimes lack a filter.  I don't mean to be a downer, but I got worried for you with how dangerous it sounds like it can be over there for Christians.   I would hate to learn that something happened to you because of your desire to mingle with other Christians.  Stay safe.  

I hope that Christ's spirit can bring you comfort.  I know it has helped me when I have felt isolated and alone in other ways. 

 

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4 hours ago, pogi said:

Sorry Bassil, I sometimes lack a filter.  I don't mean to be a downer, but I got worried for you with how dangerous it sounds like it can be over there for Christians

Thank you for your concern. 🙏

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2 hours ago, Tacenda said:

I don't want to hurt feelings, but why not mingle with Muslims? Aren't they good people, the majority, or am I way off base. 

I love mingling with Muslims. Or with people from other countries. Or women who are professionals in their jobs.  You can learn so much from people who are different from you.  But sometimes it's nice to be with people who have common things with you.

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7 hours ago, Rain said:

I love mingling with Muslims. Or with people from other countries. Or women who are professionals in their jobs.  You can learn so much from people who are different from you.  But sometimes it's nice to be with people who have common things with you.

Definitely, I agree. Just didn't want Bassil to feel completely alone. I wonder if there are websites that have ex Muslims that he would be able to relate with too. Ex Muslim turned Christian reddits. 

 

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1 hour ago, Tacenda said:

Definitely, I agree. Just didn't want Bassil to feel completely alone. I wonder if there are websites that have ex Muslims that he would be able to relate with too. Ex Muslim turned Christian reddits. 

 

That's a good suggestion.

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2 hours ago, Tacenda said:

Definitely, I agree. Just didn't want Bassil to feel completely alone. I wonder if there are websites that have ex Muslims that he would be able to relate with too. Ex Muslim turned Christian reddits. 

 

It’s so dangerous for a Muslim to convert that I would be really surprised if people were advertising it on Reddit. But maybe? 

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On 11/14/2023 at 8:26 AM, Bassil said:

I'm an alone Christian and I feel sad. I know I have God. But it would be nice to meet good Christians in person. 

Well I don't know if I am a "good Christian", but I am definitely trying to be!  I am willing to help you any way I can.  You can also send me " private messages" if you like.

I will send you one now so you have an example.

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