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A mosque and a church in Egypt. - Photo: Flickr / David Evers
Photo: Flickr / David Evers (cc)

On March 17th, Brother "P" was lured from his house by neighbours and beaten because he had converted to Christianity. Due to a physical disability, he was unable to escape from his attackers, so fellow Christians came to his aid. As a result of their intervention, they too were assaulted by the perpetrators.

During the attack, the convert's house and belongings were damaged. Although the assaulted victim reported the incident to police, rather than pursuing those who were responsible, the authorities detained him. Thankfully, lawyers were able to determine the location of his detainment and secure his release. For additional information on the challenges facing Christians in Egypt, go to our country report.

Pray for the physical and emotional recovery of Brother "P," as well as those who kindly assisted him during the attack. May God's provision be extended to this disabled Christian convert, so he will have the finances required to restore all that was damaged by the opposing neighbours. Ask the Lord to also give him and his lawyers wisdom as they deliberate this case, and direction as to whether they should continue with legal proceedings. Either way, may those responsible for the attack ultimately experience God's conviction for their wrongdoings and turn to Him in faith by acknowledging His Son, Jesus Christ, as their personal Saviour.

Country Information

Designation
Persecuted

Population
106,437,241 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Egyptian (99.7), other (0.3)

Religion (%)
Islam (90), Christianity (10)

Leader
President Abdelfattah Said El-Sisi (2014)

Government type
Presidential republic

Legal system
Mixed legal system based on Napoleonic civil and penal law, Islamic religious law, and vestiges of colonial-era laws

Source: World Factbook

Pray for Egypt

Pray on behalf of those who are facing economic and social challenges because of their Christian faith. Ask the Lord to provide for their spiritual and practical needs – further strengthening and emboldening them so they can effectively share the message of the Gospel with others in their communities. May the hearts of those who hear it be open and receptive to the wonderful truths contained in God’s Word.

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