Scripture distribution in Egypt
The distribution of 1.65 million Scripture leaflets designed to bring comfort to a nation in mourning is well under way across Egypt, following the murder of 21 young Egyptian Christians by ISIS in Libya three weeks ago.
“This is by far the most widely distributed Christian leaflet in Egypt’s history,” notes Ramez Atallah, General Director of the Bible Society of Egypt, which created the leaflet the day after the video of the killing was released.
Distribution of the leaflet, entitled ‘Two Rows By the Sea’, began just two days later, on Wednesday, February 18, at Pope Tawadros’ weekly Bible study in the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo. The leaflets were rapidly made available in churches across the country.
“Because of the nationwide distress over these brutal assassinations, and because the leaflet was so quickly available, Christians have been distributing it everywhere – streets, shops, buses, and trains,” says Mr Atallah. “And it’s reaching people from all walks of life: we have heard many cases of Christians receiving it through Muslim friends and neighbours who got it first!”
“We wanted to provide something that would comfort the grieving,” notes Mr Atallah. “People are in despair about what happened. They’re feeling lost and have so many questions about why those young men were killed. And while there are no easy answers, the Bible reminds us that there will be times of trial but that God’s love for us is everlasting."
Please continue to pray for the people in Egypt and for all who receive the leaflet "Two Rows By the Sea"! We also ask for your support, so that many people will find comfort in the Word of God!