Six months have passed without any news about Worldwide Services workers Johannes and Sabine, their children Lydia (5), Anna (3), Simon (1), and their friend Tony, who went missing on June 12 in Yemen [click here for more details]. Thank you for all of you have have continued to pray for them . We have not given up hope that they are alive and will be returned safely to their homes and loved ones.
Today Deutsche Presse-Agentur reported that the Germen foreign office confirmed today that a German diplomat has travelled to Yemen to help negotiate the release of the hostages. "The trip is part of the intensive efforts by the emergency task force to achieve a solution to this case," a ministerial spokeswoman said in Berlin, confirming reports by Yemeni news agency Saba. The foreign office gave no new information about the condition of the hostages.
This news may provide a glimmer of hope that the hostages are alive and that negotiations are taking place but it by no means confirms these things. Please continue to pray for them and their family at this difficult time. Show your solidarity with them by posting a prayer on our Persecuted Church Prayer Wall today.