Yemen Hospital Doors Open Despite Threats

Feb 13, 2003 02:39 PM EST

Despite Osama bin Laden's latest tape message urging Muslims in Yemen to fight America, the Jibla Hospital opens doors to the public. The International Mission Board's Mike Eden says such threats are not new. "This concern was there before Osama bin laden began his program. They are on an agenda to eliminate all other influences, and they're trying to enlarge their sphere of influence." Edens says the strength of their testimony comes into play now. "Christian workers in Yemen feel very protected by their Yemeni friends and associates. There is a sense in which Christian relationships give security to those who would share Christ." Eden says the Yemeni government funded the re-opening of the Hospital.

By Pauline C.