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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?

2 Responses to Egypt: Happy Anyway

  1. Dear Christine, my name is Patricia. I am a grandmother in the U.S. After reading your post, I knew that I would pray for you, your sister, and your parents daily. I am starting today, and will ask my prayer partners to include you and your family in their prayers. I have children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and I know that what you and your family are going through does sound like a hassle. But I guarantee that living out your faith in Jesus even when you’re going through these things will bring rewards in Heaven for each of you and your family that no one can steal. Jesus will never leave you, and in fact is building a place for you and each of His followers. In the meantime, memorize John 14:27and hold tightly to His peace.


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