Missionaries With Home Field Advantage

Egypt

Congratulations on 60 years of Christian service!

— Nancy W., VA

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

Thank God for the good work you are doing.

— David E., NY

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

God bless everyone involved in Christian Aid.

— Sheila B., CA

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


Top 5 People Groups

Egyptian Arab: 50,336,000

Saidi Arab: 21,440,000

Sudanese Arab: 4,357,000

Domari Gypsy: 2,260,000

Arabic-speaking Algerian: 1,642,000

Religion

Muslim: 86.3%

Christian: 13%

Evangelical: 3.4%

Reference:

Operation World

CIA Factbook

Joshua Project


About Egypt

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 39 people groups, 23 of which remain unreached with the gospel.

Recent Prayerline Posts

EGYPT. Have you known abuse or rejection? So has Christ Jesus. On this Good Friday, we remember … “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief” (Is. 53:3).

Or you may know someone ...

EGYPT. Twenty Christian university students with a Muslim background desire immediate ministry training for reaching their classmates, families and friends with the gospel. A three-day training course for all 20 students costs $1,500, including accommodations in a safe, hidden location, ...

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