Thursday, 4 July 2013

Egypt - hope and prayers

As celebrations erupted in Tahrir Square, Cairo, last night there was hope amongst Christians and seemingly most Egyptians that a positive change will now come about. These hopes were reflected when I was speaking to Bishop Joannes Zakaria in Luxor yesterday afternoon - he said; "It will take a long time, but I hope we will now see positive changes. The use of religion here in politics has been like in your Middle Ages - it took you a long time to develop your democratic system."  

“We are a missionary Church, laying down the rocks for the future, for our people. It is the work of the Holy Spirit,” said Bishop Joannes Zakaria. He is certainly trusting in God, building for the poor and for their future. He added: “I trust in God... and your prayers and help. We pray for you!”

At this critical time - reports of some attacks on churches in the regions have come in overnight - please continue in prayer for peace in the Middle East, for Christians and all peoples.
Thank you. Deo Gratias.

Neville Kyrke-Smith

National Director
Aid to the Church in Need UK

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