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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Miss Mai was sad. Her parents wanted her to leave their home in Laos and move to Thailand. They were very poor, and they hoped she would earn lots of money and sent it to them so they could build a better house and buy nicer things.