Mariam, age 18, a Christian in Egypt, sent the following message to children in the United States.
“Christians in Egypt are not treated equally with Muslims. Also, girls are considered less than boys in everything. I want to tell American kids to thank God that you are not bound by all the things we’re bound with in our country. You’re free to be whatever you want to be.”
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Miriam’s family wanted her to get married. They suggested several men who could be her husband. But she refused them all, because they were all Muslims.
Miriam had become a follower of Jesus, which was unusual in her Central Asian country. “I prayed for a Christian husband which seemed impossible because there are almost no Christians here,” she said.
As a Christian Miriam knew it would be wrong for her to marry someone who did not also follow Christ. She continued to serve God and witness to Muslims even after her brother beat her and her mother kicked her out of the house.
Jamil and his family Jamil grew up in a Muslim family in Central Asia. But after Christians shared their faith with him, he gave his life to Jesus! He was happy that he had found the truth, and he began telling Muslims the good news about Jesus’ gift of salvation. Many Muslims came to Christ. […]