One of the challenges facing Christian families, particularly in Upper Egypt, is the kidnapping of young Christian girls. It generally happens when the girls enter their teen years.
Last year, a Helsinki Commission hearing revealed that the number of disappearances and abduction of Christian girls has been increasing. Human trafficking expert Michel Clark told of more than 800 cases. Still, many Islamic leaders and government officials debunk claims that Christian girls are being trafficked. They insist that the conversions and marriages are not forced; they are simply the result of amorous love between young people of different faiths.
While the previous Mohammed Morsi government has done little to curtail the trafficking, the political change gives many Egyptian Christians hope. They pray the next government will force police to treat Christian kidnapping complaints seriously.
Source: Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN)
- Pray the Lord will work through current and future government authorities to bring about needed protection, justice, unity and religious freedom in this nation.
- Pray for the Lord will protect and deliver the many young women and girls who have been abducted.