How One Christian Widow from an ISIS Terrorist Attack Prays

How One Christian Widow from an ISIS Terrorist Attack Prays

Wendy Wright Director of Global Programs At first, the young Christian widow blamed God. Her husband, a church security guard in Egypt, was killed as he tried to pull a suicide bomber out of the crowded service at St Peter and St Paul Church last December. Then “God said this will build my faith. He comforted me. What happened to my husband has made my faith stronger,” she told me. Now she prays and comforts other Christian families whose loved...

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Prayer Alert: Pray for Coptic Christians in Garbage City

Prayer Alert: Pray for Coptic Christians in Garbage City

Atef grinned at us. The little guy bounced with excitement at the American guests in his home. What does he want to be when he grows up? A successful businessman! Atef lives in Garbage City, a neighborhood for Christians in Cairo, Egypt. An orphan — his father died and his mother abandoned him — Atef lives with his elderly grandmother. This 10 year old is the breadwinner in the family, working with his uncle sorting garbage. But...

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Christians Face New Threats in Egypt

Christians Face New Threats in Egypt

In the last eight months more than 100 Coptic Christians have been killed in attacks on church groups and individuals. Christians in Egypt have been requested by the security services to cancel all trips and activities outside of church buildings until at least the end of July, as reported by Middle East Concern. Representatives of the Coptic Orthodox Church, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference and the Presidency of Protestant Churches in...

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Urgent Call to Prayer: Christian Woman Kidnapped in Egypt

Urgent Call to Prayer: Christian Woman Kidnapped in Egypt

By CFI Field Staff in Cairo, Egypt Background: Nermin Mamdouh Mahrous, 21, is an Egyptian Christian woman in her third year at Beni Suef University, in the city of Beni Suef, Egypt. On May 16, 2017, Nermeen disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Exclusive Interview with Nermeen’s Brother Her brother, Melad, recently told CFI the following: “On Tuesday morning, May 16, at 6:10 am my sister Nermeen got out from our house to go to St. Mary...

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Exclusive Eyewitness Report

Exclusive Eyewitness Report

Help Christians in Egypt Please pray for the Persecuted Church in Egypt. CFI is working to help the wounded. Gifts of any amount are needed. Christians in Egypt suffered two deadly suicide bombings on Palm Sunday, killing 46 people and injuring more than 100 others. ISIS said it sent suicide bombers to the two churches, one in Alexandria and one in Tanta. (Pictured is St. George’s Cathedral in Tanta). Egypt’s Christian minority...

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