Egypt: Happy Anyway
(The story below comes from Stef, the children’s publication of SDOK, a ministry that is part of The Voice of the Martyrs’ family of missions. SDOK is in the Netherlands. The story has been translated, then edited for length and clarity.)
I am Christine, and I am 11 years old. I would love to go to school, but unfortunately, it is not possible. My parents say it is not safe for me and my sister.
We are Christian, but there are no Christian schools where we live. My sister accidentally told a friend that we were baptized. The friend told the teacher about it. It became a hassle.
Our relatives are also angry that we have become Christians. So our parents find it safer that we keep moving. That way nobody can find out where we live.
I really don’t like it at all. And yet I am happy. Strange, huh? It’s because I feel that Jesus is very close. He gives peace to my heart. I hope and pray that something special happens so that I can go to school safely. Will you pray with me?