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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“This picture shows how Boko Haram [a violent Muslim group] attacked our village at night, when everyone was asleep. They all rushed to the village with heavy guns. Suddenly they started shooting everyone outside and breaking into people’s houses… while some of them were outside with swords…. It was a very bad and horrible night.”
“Each year, it is our three daughters’ joy to select a service project. We do this to bless our community and to share the love of Jesus. This year our daughters invited their friends to a Christmas party to pack Action Packs”.
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