Missionaries With Home Field Advantage
Thank you for helping us know how to pray for our brothers and sisters in other countries.
— David and Leota S., CA
The letters we get from Christian Aid keep us informed of the needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ. Thank you so much.
— Charles and Susana C., KY
God bless you all as we work together for getting the message of salvation out to the ends of the earth.
— Evelyn K., CO
I praise God for the GREAT and MARVELOUS work He is doing through your ministries to our Brethren.
— DonnElise K.
Thank you for the letters included with our receipts. They help me understand your work. They remind me to pray for you….because you are missionaries too.
— Janet H., MT
Praise God for your ministry! Many others need to do missions this way.
— Sonja K., ME
Praying for each of you every day!
— Kenneth S., FL
My early elementary Sunday School class had the privilege of receiving Prayerline for Kids as a gift from Janet Hardy (donor). In the “Change for Making a Change” program, the children, on their own, all five children have collected $10 in pennies and chosen to support the Thanksgiving Dinner in Peru! God bless you.
— Sandy L., VT
I pray for a very blessed, peaceful Happy Thanksgiving to all my Christian Aid “family.” I thank you for all your prayerful concern for me and my family. God has been supplying all I have needed. He is truly faithful and I am so blessed. May God bless you all abundantly.
— Edith G., CA
Thank you so much for your website and facebook site. They minister to me in such a great way. They help keep keep us informed on Christians worldwide.
— Von Morgan, MN
Thank you for helping God’s people.
— Terri C., IL
Top 5 People Groups
Egyptian Arab: 50,450,000
Saidi Arab: 19,951,000
Sudanese Arab: 4,286,000
Arabic-speaking Algerian: 1,615,000
Halebi Gypsy: 1,247,000
With one of the longest histories of any modern state, Egypt has been continuously inhabited since the 10th millennium BC. It is also one of the most populated countries in the world (ranking 15th) with over 84 million inhabitants, most of which live near the banks of the Nile River. Considered a middle power, Egypt has significant political, cultural, and military influence in the Middle East and Muslim world.
After nearly 30 years of rule, embattled President Hosni Mubarak resigned and fled the capital city of Cairo in 2011. Mohamed Morsi was elected president in June 2012. Political unrest and economic instability continue, however, and Christians face increased persecution as representatives from radical Muslim groups gain a stronger foothold in the government.
Some 90 percent of Egyptians are identified as Muslim, but there is also a significant Christian minority present in the country. The overwhelming majority of Egyptian Christians are affiliated with the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. Others are adherents of the Coptic Catholic Church, the Evangelical Church of Egypt, and additional Protestant denominations. According to Joshua Project, Egypt has 38 people groups, 22 of which remain unreached with the gospel.
Recent Prayerline Posts
EGYPT. “Gunshots constantly ring out, and each day hundreds of people die in our blood-covered streets,” reports the leader of Giza Evangelism and Discipleship. Yet amid these cold realities, GED missionaries have encountered hunger for the gospel among the Muslims they evangelize at political protests. While thousands of Christians have fled the country, GED workers remain, sharing Christ despite the risk of being harmed or killed. Prayer and support will encourage their work, as they struggle with the rising costs of living ...
EGYPT. Africa Director Rae Burnett receives desperate distress cries almost daily. Churches are attacked, Christian women and children are kidnapped and raped. The world community remains silent. Fear permeates the land for Christians and Muslims alike. Native missionaries use the terrible events to open doors for the gospel and urgently need our prayers and financial help. The leader of Giza Evangelism and Discipleship ministry requests support for five more fulltime workers. $300/mo provides full support for a missionary family.
May 08, 2013 - The sounds of firing guns and the accompanying shouts and screams have become commonplace background noise for the Christian Aid-supported ministry leader and his wife. Read more.
December 03, 2012 - "Yesterday, there was a big stand for the brotherhoods all over Egypt just to declare that they are with the new president's decisions. Mobs were chanting, 'We want Islam,' and they want to enforce the Sharia. One of them said, 'It is our country, and those who do not like our law or decisions should leave.' He then led the crowd to insult badly those who oppose Sharia, singling out and threatening Christians though they were not present."
November 30, 2012 - "Our situation here is getting worse day by day," reports an Egyptian ministry leader supported by Christian Aid. Indigenous ministries are growing more concerned each day as they watch radical Islam gain control in Egypt. Christians in Egypt believe that dark days of persecution are looming ahead of them.
June 28, 2012 - A presidential election runoff was held in Egypt on June 16 and 17 between Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate and Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister under deposed leader Hosni Mubarak. Morsi's win makes him the first Islamist elected as head of state in the Arab world.
March 06, 2011 - Violent government crackdowns on demonstrations continue in some North African countries this week. In Egypt, long-time Dictator/President Mubarak has been forced to resign. Native missionaries are concerned about the country's unpredictable future. Read more.
A skilled craftsman uses an array of valuable tools to create a thing of beauty. The results would be less satisfying if his toolbox contained only a file or hammer. Native missionaries have learned to extend the gospel of Christ through a host of tools that meet needs and communicate the Bible’s message meaningfully. In the Middle East, where restrictions can be a challenge, resourceful mission groups use their God-given ingenuity to fulfill the Great Commission. Read more.
Her name means "priceless," but 13-year-old Ain feels anything but valuable. Perhaps "expendable" is a more accurate description. She is one of 10 children living in a two-room house in the outskirts of Cairo. At night, she curls up next to her sisters on the corner of a thin mattress laid on the floor. Ain is quiet. She has never been one to draw attention to herself or burden anyone with her needs…but she is a burden—another mouth to feed. Read more.