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Yanbu is a beautiful city located on the shores of the Red Sea. The name Yanbu comes from the Arabic word for a spring. The city dates back some 2,500 years when it was a trading and caravan stopping post. Spice and incense traders would have been common.
In more recent years, the city has grown because of the oil refineries, petrochemical industry, and a large desalination plant. Being on the Red Sea and also a port city, Yanbu is a strategic outlet. It has direct access to the Suez Canal. In addition, King Fahad Industrial Port is the largest oil and petrochemical exporting complex on the Red Sea. It is this port that has transformed the city.
There are around 500,000 people that live here. This is because the Saudi government designated Yanbu to be one of the country's two new industrial centers. Otherwise, it would still be a sleepy village. As a result, Saudis and others from around the world come here to make a living.
Prayer Points
•We can pray for the Juhayna, Harb and Ashraf tribes that are prevalent in the Yanbu area. Pray that God would reveal himself to them in dreams and visions of Jesus. Pray that God would break through the thick wall of Islam so that the people can read the Word and learn about who Jesus really is. Pray that whole tribes would come to faith.
•Pray that Yanbu's name would come true spiritually, that the people would believe and receive the Holy Spirit, the river of living water (John 7:38, 39). Pray that Springs of Living Water would flow through this land, and that many Saudis in Yanbu would come to faith in Christ.
•Pray for the Lord of the Harvest to send believers to work in the Yanbu Industrial area to be witnesses for Him.
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PTAP: Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Sitting on the northeast coast of Saudi Arabia, Jubail is one of the largest industrial cities in the Middle East. From 1975 until current day, Jubail has seen rapid expansion and an influx of petrochemical workers. Although many internationals come to work at this city Jubail remains predominantly Saudi (73%) thus making it an effective ministry city. 

Prayer Points

  1. With the concentration of Saudi citizens in this area; pray that the Lord would send out missionaries to this city who are willing to connect with the people of Jubail on a personal level, bringing the Gospel in their conversations.
  2. Pray that the local church would not only thrive in their passion for Jesus but that it would be brought out to the marketplace and proclaimed throughout the city. 
  3. With Western influence entering this region pray that the Gospel would also enter this region through Facebook, YouTube, television and radio. Pray that follow up and deep discipleship would occur.
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