After Islamic State militants executed 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya last week, the incredible story we’re hearing from the Egyptian church is one of grace and forgiveness.
One of our field workers in Egypt says: “The sound of prayers requesting mercy and life, not revenge and destruction, calling on God’s name to come and change the hearts of the killers, is loudly heard across Egypt.”
Incredibly, prayers like these have been answered before. A pastor in Cairo told us: “Last week, I had the privilege of meeting with two former terrorists who got involved directly in killing Christians for their faith. The Lord changed their hearts and they are now preaching the gospel and serving the Lord.”