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Christians in Hiding

Egypt

When Monifa was a teenager, she lived with her family in Egypt. Monica’s family were Muslims, but one evening they heard part of a Christian program on the radio.

Monifa was curious about what she had heard, so she began to listen to the program more often. Her parents were not happy about it, and they warned her to stop.

Monifa asked a Christian boy at her school to tell her more about Jesus. But he was afraid he might get in trouble if he shared his faith with a Muslim. Monifa found some information online at an Internet café. Then one day she saw a Bible at a Christian bookstore, so she took it to the restroom in the store to read it secretly.

After Monifa learned more about Jesus, she decided to give her life to him! But when her father found out about her new faith, he kicked her out of the house. She stayed with a Christian family until the police arrested the Christians for helping her! The police sent Monifa home to her parents, and her father shaved her head as punishment. Soon she left home again.

Monifa fell in love with a young Christian man she had met, and they got married. They then went into hiding from her family and other Muslims who might want to harm them because of their love for Jesus. The last time Monifa’s friends heard from her, she was eight months pregnant and still in hiding with her husband.

Pray for Monifa, her husband, and their baby. Ask God to take care of other Egyptian Christians who follow Jesus even though it causes them problems.

(To protect their identities, the names of some of the people on this site and some identifying details have been changed. Some of the quotes and stories have been edited and paraphrased from the original sources for clarity.)


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