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10,000 Young People Gather in the Desert to Worship God

June 5, 2013 by Open Doors in

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Want to hear a story from the persecuted church in Egypt that will encourage you in your Christian walk? Read on:

Christians in Egypt have faced a great deal over the past couple years: Increased persecution, the election of a Muslim Brotherhood president, the death of the Coptic Orthodox Church pope and thousands fleeing their homeland in fear of an uncertain future.

There is a great deal that Christians in Egypt have to be discouraged by. Despite this, many are choosing to praise God.

Earlier this month, about 10,000 Christian young people came from all across Egypt for three days to worship the Lord and to seek God’s blessing for their country.  The worshippers, mostly ranging from ages 13 to 30, gathered from 10 o’clock in the morning until 8 each evening. Many traveled hundreds of miles to the worship site in the middle of the desert north of Cairo.

“What was really more impressive and touching were those tears coming down the cheeks of boys and girls, and those genuine shouts of the name of the Lord that echoed across the silence of the desert proclaiming that our Father God is the Lord and Master in the hearts of a generation of Christian youth in Egypt,” said Christian leader.

The sacrifice that these young people made, just to gather together and praise God, amazes me. But what amazes me more is their faithfulness to praise God, even in the midst of trials and persecution.

These are some pretty dedicated young believers! They are a great example of standing strong despite the many trials they have faced.

Will you join me in praying for these Christians? Please leave your prayers in the comment section below. Thank you for being One With Them!

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