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Hi everyone,

My name is Mariam. I'm a 30 years old Christian from Egypt. I currently work as a part time research consultant. Research is really my thing and I enjoy it a lot, but it is underestimated and unappreciated unfortunately in my country. I've given my heart and life to Jesus in 2002. The following year I asked God for wisdom like Solomon. Well, He gave me that... except that I learned my lessons and gained wisdom the hard way with a lot of heartbreaks and hurts along the way. Nonetheless, I am truly grateful and I feel blessed for what the Lord has taught me. Then again, He never really said that life will be utopia...the complete opposite in fact. But I'm holding on to Him till the very end.

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Hi Mariam, welcome to worthy

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Welcome to Worthy, Mariam! We are so glad to have you with us... I hope you feel at home here.

God bless you,

David/BeauJangles

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Welcome to the forum. And thanx for sharing your fine testimony, Mariam. Maybe you could enlighten us about the status of christianity in Egypt. How it is to be a christian in Egypt, compared to Europe and the western World?

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Welcome to Worthy.

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Thank you all for your warm welcome. It feels good to be here.

I really do admire a lot of the Christians here in my country... some of them are strong believers and suffer a lot in turn from people around them, especially those who are beneath the poverty line and those who live in non-friendly Islamic environment. But then again, I learned that God will never let anyone be tried beyond their own ability, and with every trial and tribulation He gives the strength for one to overcome through Jesus. I am confident of that... For girls and women, it can be quite devastating and frustrating. We are not allowed to freely wear whatever we want. Christian girls in particular are constantly harassed, and some Christian girls or women may get kidnapped and raped... but I always say, "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me." (Psalms 23:4 NKJV)

I've recently heard about an incident that happened recently (a few weeks ago). A girl named Mary was spotted by Muslim Brotherhood extremists in her car with a cross hanging from her mirror, so they dragged her out of the car and cut there body into pieces. It happens... people don't like to take about it or admit it, and non-extremists would actually deny it because they don't want to admit of anything that would convict their own religion. The Lord has always been my protector, and the worst I have ever experienced (since I come from a well off family and I live in a good location relatively) were the curses and a spit on my face because of my cross.

I feel sorry for the Muslims though...despite everything... they're like Saul before he becomes the apostle Paul, a warrior for Christ. You know what, those of them who believe and become Christians suffer FAR worse than any Christian ever suffered in my country. They suffer real torture... the kind you see in the movies, and sometimes even worse. But because they believe by true conviction, and most of the times a real miraculous encounter like that of Paul with the Lord Jesus, they become much stronger Christians and warriors for Christ even stronger than those who have, in a way, 'inherited' their faith from being raised in Christian families. 

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Welcome to Worthy.

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Maria, this sounds awful. But amazing that you as christians can cope with this and manage to stay in your country. In my part of the world we have no experience with this type of extreme persecution. After i read your first introduction i say a video on youtube where a church was targeted and some brothers tried to protect it. Some were killed. Then i saw a seqence where children had a tattoo on the wrist showing they belong to Christ - I marvel at the determination, bravery and sincerity you egyptian christians have. Proud to have you onboard!

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Hi everyone,

My name is Mariam. I'm a 30 years old Christian from Egypt. I currently work as a part time research consultant. Research is really my thing and I enjoy it a lot, but it is underestimated and unappreciated unfortunately in my country. I've given my heart and life to Jesus in 2002. The following year I asked God for wisdom like Solomon. Well, He gave me that... except that I learned my lessons and gained wisdom the hard way with a lot of heartbreaks and hurts along the way. Nonetheless, I am truly grateful and I feel blessed for what the Lord has taught me. Then again, He never really said that life will be utopia...the complete opposite in fact. But I'm holding on to Him till the very end.

Amen Mariam lovely to see your words our Father does not promise us an easytime but is always with us when we seek HIS Face be BLESSED SISTER and STAY STRONG jm

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