EGYPT: Native Missionaries Tell of Present Threats to Safety

By Rae Burnett, Africa Director for Christian Aid Mission

Native missionary families are deeply disturbed and even fearful because of recent developments in Egypt. Prior to this, the ministry leader asked for our prayers that the Muslim Brotherhood would be defeated.

Dear Rae,

The worst has happened, and worse still, we do not believe the election was fair. We know that Christians were not allowed to vote in some areas. We also know there were at least 3,000,000 ballots pre-marked for Morsi. True or not, everyone believes it was influence from the US that caused him to be declared President.

The other candidate, Shafiq, is a very loved and respected man. It had been announced that at 1 pm that the presidential guards went to his home to get him as the president. But at 2 pm they got orders to leave his home and return back. At 4 pm they announced Morsi the president. This is what we understand to have happened.

Soon after Morsi won, Christians in upper Egypt were forcibly prevented from going to churches. Many Muslims also began to speak to women in the streets that they had to wear the Islamic clothing including the head covering. They act as if they got the country for their own. It is theirs now.

You asked me to about our needs, so I will tell you the most pressing is for living and ministry expenses for us and our missionaries. Financial matters in the country are getting worse day after day, and prices get higher and higher every day since the so-called Arab Spring revolution.

Native Egyptian Ministry Leader  

Please pray for this ministry and our fellow believers in Egypt.

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