Posted by: Omar C. Garcia | September 29, 2013

Pray For Egypt’s Churches

August was one of the most turbulent months in recent history in Egypt. The violence between the military and members of the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups that were demanding the reinstatement of ousted president Morsi resulted in hundreds of deaths. Egypt’s Christians in particular paid a high price. Throughout Cairo and other parts of the country, Christian churches and institutions were targeted and destroyed. Many Christians also suffered the destruction of their homes, vehicles, and shops.

In April, I spoke at Kasr El Dobara in Cairo — the largest evangelical church in the Middle East. This historic church is located a block away from Tahrir Square in Downtown Cairo, the focal point of the 2011 demonstrations against former president Hosni Mubarak. Kasr El Dobara opened its doors at that time to care for those injured in the demonstrations. And, now, it’s the churches in Egypt that are in need of help.

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Kasr El Dobara Church | April 2013 | Cairo, Egypt

This week, our missions ministry and finance team sent a generous gift to our partners at Global Hope Network International to provide relief for the churches and Christians in Egypt. These funds will be used to help churches, to help Christian families, and to provide micro-loans to Christian shopkeepers whose businesses were destroyed. More importantly, these funds will help to restore hope and to let an injured part of the body of Christ know that we care for them.

We are thankful that we have the resources to help our brothers and sisters in Egypt. Kingsland remains financially healthy during our interim period. And, because our finance team has prudently set aside dollars for external ministry initiatives, we are able to send this gift to help churches and Christians in crisis. Please pray for the people of Egypt and for the safety of Christians there. Pray that in the coming weeks the Christian churches and institutions that were destroyed may be able to begin rebuilding.


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